Helping families develop young leaders through the sport of ice hockey by always striving to become a better human being and making those around you better.
I believe hockey is a vehicle that helps build character in young athletes. With each player, I strive to both help them build the skills required to achieve playing at higher levels of hockey and work with them to understand their personal aspirations in life.
In a nutshell, this great game can be viewed as a microcosm of life that teaches our young people about passion, hard work, communication, reliability, respect, and team success versus individual success. Hockey teaches us that being a part of a community helps us to achieve more than we could do on our own. It is my hope that each of my teams regards each other not only as teammates but as family.
I’m excited to share my love of hockey with you!
I started playing hockey in Southern California out of Lakewood Ice and Westminster Ice. I also played competitively with various club teams competing and winning all around the US. I was also fortunate enough to be under the leadership of some of the best coaches in Southern California.
Hockey remained a huge part of my life throughout my college years. While working toward a B.S. in Human Biology as a pre-med student at UC San Diego, I was able to play with the UCSD team in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), winning against teams like UCLA, UC Davis, Cal State Northridge, San Diego State, Northern Arizona University, Chapman, College of the Canyons and Santa Rosa Junior College.
The start of my coaching career began in Northern California under Chris Linden for the Oakland Bears Bantam A. I later moved back to Southern California where I began coaching high school hockey under Sandy Gasseau. Since then, I have also coached with the Jr. Ducks at various age levels under Sandy Gasseau, Andrei Runtso, and Ren Texeira.
In addition to assistant coaching, I’ve also led teams to championships as a head coach for the Jr. Ducks and Los Alamitos High School Griffins. It has been a rewarding experience thus far and I look forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead.
Los Alamitos Griffins JV Head Coach, ADHSHL
Jr. Ducks 12U PeeWee AA 2007 Assistant Coach, Lakewood, CA
Jr. Ducks 8U Mite A Head Coach, Lakewood, CA
Jr. Ducks 8U Mite B Head Coach, Lakewood, CA
CALIFORNIA AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION (CAHA)
2019 PeeWee AA Jr. Ducks 2007 Assistant Coach | CAHA Flight II 1st place
2018 Squirt A Jr. Ducks 2007 Assistant Coach | CAHA Finalist
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION (SCAHA)
2018 Squirt A Jr. Ducks 2007 Assistant Coach | SCAHA Champions
2018 Squirt A Jr. Ducks 2007 Assistant Coach | SCAHA Regular Season 1st Seed
2020 February, Jr. Ducks 12U AA Assistant Coach, Phoenix President’s Day Invitational | 12U Elite Champions
2020 February, Jr. Ducks 8U A Head Coach, Tinseltown President’s Day Challenge | Mite A Semi-finalist
2020 February, Jr. Ducks 8U B Head Coach, Tinseltown President’s Day Challenge | Mite B Semi-finalist
2020 January, Jr. Ducks 8U B Head Coach, Tinseltown Crazy 8 Jamboree | Mite B Semi-finalist
2019 April, Jr. Ducks 12U 2007 Assistant Coach, Chicago STX Chitown Shuffle | PeeWee AAA 2007 Champions
2019 February, Jr Ducks 10U Head Coach, San Diego California State Games | Squirt BB Finalist
2019 February, Jr Ducks 8U Head Coach, San Diego California State Games | Mite A Finalist
2018 December, Jr Ducks 10U Head Coach, Anaheim Winter Classic | Squirt B Champions
2018 May, Jr. Ducks 10U Head Coach, Anaheim Memorial Day Shoot Out | Squirt A Quarter Finalist
2018 April, Jr. Ducks 12U 2007 Assistant Coach, Chicago STX Chitown Shuffle | PeeWee AAA 2007 Quarter Finalist
2018 February, Jr. Ducks 2009 Head Coach, San Diego California State Games | Mite A Champions
2018 February, Jr. Ducks 2007 Assistant Coach, Colorado Springs Presidents’ Day | Squirt AA Champions
2017 November, Jr. Ducks 2007 Assistant Coach, Escondido Thanksgiving Extravaganza | Squirt A Champions
2017 May, Los Alamitos Griffins 18U Head Coach, Anaheim Memorial Day Shoot Out | 18U Champions
2017 February, Los Alamitos Griffins JV Head Coach, Lake Forest Presidents’ Day Hockey Festival | JV Silver Champions
2016 November, Jr. Ducks 8U Head Coach, Anaheim Fall Classic | Mite B Champions
2016 November, Jr. Ducks 12U Assistant Coach, Anaheim Fall Classic | PeeWee A Champions
USA Hockey Level 4 Coaching Certification
NESTA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer