Coaching Experience

Relevant Skills

  • Planning, Organizing, Directing, and Implementing all phases of Hockey Programs
  • Team Building
  • Effectively Leading, Motivating, and Inspiring Student- Athletes
  • Developing and implementing Hockey Practice Sessions
  • Evaluating and Analyzing current team and opposing team capabilities to determine game strategy
  • Coordinating Hockey Staff to determine needs for individual and team improvement
  • Managing and preparing team to compete
  • Planning, Developing, Administering, and Managing Budgets
  • Fund Raising
  • On Ice and Off-IceTraining of Team and Individuals
  • Community Relations: Promoting the team and the “game”
  • Recruiting
  • Networking and Relationship building for Recruiting
  • Game Video Breakdown of Team and Opponent
  • Assembling and preparing Scouting reports
  • Game & Practice Scheduling
  • Helping Student-Athletes be successful on the ice and in the classroom
  • Building a winning Team and Organization with integrity and honesty
  • Public Speaking
  • Compliance with Governing body rules and regulations

Coaching and Administration Experience

Novi High School Varsity Hockey Coach (2006-Present)

Overall Record: 102-51-15

2011-2012: 19-7-1

  • Knocked off the #1 ranked team in the State for the second time in two years

2010-2011: 24-5-1

  • MHSAA Div 1 State Champions
  • MHSHCA Div 1 Coach of the Year
  • Oakland Press Div 1 Coach of the Year
  • First State Championship in the 13 year history of the program

2009-2010: 20-6-2

  • State Quarter Finalists
  • Regional Champions

2008-2009: 16-7-5

  • State Semi-Finalists
  • Regional Champions

2007-2008: 10-13-3

2006-2007: 13-13-3

  • State Semi-Finalists
  • Regional Champions

Team Michigan Head Coach (2011-Present)

1st coach in 35 year history to coach Team Michigan to tourney victory in Minnessota High School Hockey Showcase with the best of the Michigan High School Players.

Meijer State Games Head Coach (2010-2011)

Coached Team Metro West to Gold Medal.

Michigan Public High School Hockey Showcase (2010-Present)

Creator & Co-Director of the the Largest High School Athletic Showcase and the Largest Public High School Hockey Showcase in the history of High School Athletics in the State of Michigan.

Michigan Elite High School Hockey Program (2008-Present)

Co-Creator of Elite High School select team to help High School Hockey Players compete at the highest level and get exposure to Junior and College Coaches.

Michigan Hockey Magazine (2010-Present)

Named One of 50 Most Influential Hockey Persons in Michigan.

Compuware Youth Hockey Organization

  • ’00 Head Coach (2008-Present)
    • 2011-2012 MAHA State Champions: Pee Wee Minor

Novi Youth Hockey Association

  • Board of Directors (2001-2007)
    • Governing the Novi Youth Hockey Association by establishing broad policies and objectives for the benefit of all youth hockey players in the Community
    • Ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources and approving annual budgets
  • Coaching Education Director (2004-2007)
    • In charge of educating and training coaches in on-ice and off-ice practice planning and skill development for the players. Ran practices and many mini-development checking clinics for coaches and player development and education.
  • Travel Director (2005-2007)
    • In Charge of overseeing the travel division of the Novi Youth Hockey Association. Recruiting, Interviewing, hiring, and retaining travel coaches
    • Handled disciplinary issues for travel coaches and players along with parental complaints regarding the travel teams and program
  • ’93 Travel Team Head Coach (2000-2006)
  • ’00 Head Coach (2005-2007)

USA Hockey Association

  • Ice Hockey Coaching Consultant (2000-Present)
  • Coaching Certification for Associate, Intermediate, and Advanced levels

Tolland High School Varsity Boys Tennis

  • Head Coach 1987 & 1988

Hockey Coaching Instructor

Since 1984, I have been actively involved with numerous hockey schools/camps for various ages and skill levels throughout the country.