The kid has graduated.
Francis Anzalone has become a head coach at a high level at the tender age of 26.
Anzalone was today promoted to coach and director of hockey operations for the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League.
The Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan native spent the 2013-2014 campaign as associate coach under Travis Winter in Aberdeen.
Winter recently departed Aberdeen after a season-and-a-half with the NAHL team to take an assistant coaching position with the Bemidji State University Beavers, a Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association school.
As for Anzalone, he has been coaching since he was a mere 18-year old beginning with youth hockey and advancing to the associate coach and now head coach level in the NAHL.
He is the son of the esteemed Frank Anzalone, who coached the Lake Superior State University Lakers to the Division 1, NCAA national championship in 1988.
PHOTO: Francis Anzalone of the Aberdeen Wings. (NAHL photo.)