Born in Michigan, went to high school at Shattuck St Mary’s. Minnesota State Mankato is where I went to college and played 4 years of hockey. Finished playing in the ECHL, where I won a Kelly Cup. My Dad has been coaching my whole life in multiple leagues, NAHL, USHL, NCAA college hockey, Michigan high school hockey and Shattuck st Mary’s bantam elite. Uncle Pat player 15 years in the NHL for all 3 New York teams. He was inducted into the hockey hall of fame in 2003. My hobbies are golf, water or snow skiing, and surfing as well as pickle ball.
What do you like most about BA?
The opportunity to teach talented driven athletes and to watch how they interact with friends and staff member every day. It is satisfying watching kids get better and learn from each other while competing to the best of their abilities.
Why is it important to have solid academics in addition to good hockey training?
Academics help you succeed not only for the future but the present. Being smart off the ice helps hockey IQ on the ice.
Who was one coach/teacher that had the biggest impact on your life?
My Dad, my Uncle Pat, my grandpa, Coach Tom Ward, Coach Steve Martinson
What is your favorite hockey memory?
Winning the Kelly Cup in the ECHL, college sophomore- senior year winning the league and final 5 tournaments.
What are your credentials and hockey experience?
Played hockey for Shattuck St Mary’s Prep team, then Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL, then college at Mankato State University for 4 years, then played two years in the ECHL.