Salerno joined the staff for a second time in 2018 as an assistant coach and enters her fourth overall season on the Panther bench in 2019-20. She spent the previous season as the head coach at Castleton, after spending a year at the University of Vermont as an assistant coach.
In 2017-18, she pioneered Castleton to 13 wins and a New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) semifinal appearance, earning Conference Co-Coach of the Year honors. The previous season, Salerno was an assistant coach under Jim Plumer at the University of Vermont during the 2016-17 season, helping the Catamounts to a winning record and a berth in the Hockey East semifinals for just the second time in program history.
During her first two seasons at Middlebury, she was the point person in the recruiting process, reviewed and prepared game film, developed the year-round strength and conditioning program and was responsible for coaching the penalty-kill unit. The Panthers posted a 41-11-6 record (.759) during her two years on the staff, winning the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) title and advancing to the final four in 2016.
After playing at Amherst for three years, Salerno transferred to the University of Vermont for the 2013-14 season, helping the Catamounts set a program record for single-season wins with 18 and advance to the semifinals of the Hockey East Tournament for the first time in program history. A defender on the squad, she was selected to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.
Salerno was an intern coach at the USA Hockey National Developmental Camp in St. Cloud, Minnesota, in July 2014. In addition, she has been a coach at various hockey summer camps throughout New England as well as at the Rush Hockey Showcase in Toronto in 2016 and the College Hockey Showcase in Fort Myers, Florida, in 2015.
Salerno graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.