Began coaching youth hockey with the forming of the Bayonne Rangers in the late 80's. Has coached at every level in youth hockey and also worked with the Jersey Capital helping to restart its program. In 1998 gained college experience as an assitant coach for Wagner College. In 2001 joined Montclair State as an assistant coach and helped the Red Hawks recapture their second MACHA championship in three years( 2002-03).
Coach Barone returned to MSU in 2009-10 as head coach with the goal of moving the program forward. His previous experience and relationships with players and coaches at MSU and the Wildcats helped forge the return to MSU with coaches Martinez, Bourke and Valvano.
The program and team successfully moved forward in 2009-10 by making its first appearance at the Nationals as well as reaching the Super East Playoff final game; another milestone. Coach was selected by the ACHA as the North East Region Coach of the Year (09-10)
Coach Barone helped the Redhawks reach the National tournament again during the 2010-2011. These back to back appearances at the National tournament set a new benchmark for the program. The Red Hawks and Coach Barone look forward to building the future of the program, and working towards becoming perenial National contenders.