Nick guided the Erie Blades as Head Coach from 1975-1981, winnning 50+ games once, and 40+ games twice. A combined
Erie coaching record of 219-122-17, Polano guided the Blades to 3 straight championships.
His time in Erie got Polano started in the coaching ranks, as he became an NHL Head Coach in 1982 with the Detroit
Polano is currently a scout with the Ottawa Senators of the NHL.