May 17, 2021 | Website Admin | 4078 views
QRD Announces Coaches for 2021-22
Here are the QRD Coaches for the 2021-22 season. 2021-22 QRD Coaches
|U10 - 2012
|U11 - 2011
|U12 - 2010
|U13 - 2009
|U14 - 2008
|U15 - 2007
|U16 - 2006
|U18 - 2005 / 2004
Andrew Brown - U10 (2012)
A QRD graduate, Andrew played 5 years in the OHL (Guelph/Belleville). Accomplishments include being a team member of the Ontario Under 17 team, free agent invite to New York Islanders (NHL) training camp and being an OHL captain in his last year. After OHL, Andrew attended Lakehead University (USports) from 2004 to 2009. Accomplishments include team championships, team captain for multiple years and academic all-Canadian honours 5 years in a row. Now a special education teacher north of Belleville; this will be Andrew's first year as a QRD Head Coach and is looking forward to developing the players to reach their full potential within a thriving environment that aligns with the QRD values.
Gary Sage - U11 (2011)
Gary is very excited for the opportunity to return to coach the U11 Quinte AAA team. He was born and raised in Stirling, ON and played minor hockey with the Stirling Blues and Quinte Red Devils. He also played 3 years of Junior Hockey with the Trenton Sting and Wellington Dukes. After hockey he completed a Bachelors Degree at St. Thomas University and Masters Degree at Norwich University. Gary and his wife Karla have four children all of whom love sports. The three boys play hockey and their daughter is a competitive gymnast. Gary has been coaching minor hockey in the Quinte area for the last 10 years and looks forward to having another successful year with this U11 group.
|Brian Thompson - U12 (2010)
Brian Thompson who lives in the Centre Hastings area, grew up playing hockey in the Centre Hastings and Quinte regions. Brian is a husband and father, who’s passion for playing the game turned into a passion for coaching at high-levels with over 15 years experience. Brian strongly feels that hard work, dedication and a positive attitude is what it takes to be successful in sports and in life.
|Sean Gawley - U13 (2009)
Sean Gawley grew up and resides locally in Centre Hastings. As an employee of Hydro One, this husband and father of two believe his largest accomplishment to be his family. Sean has a great love for the game of hockey. He has been taught and coached by some of the best, both on and off the ice, and this has shaped the way he instructs. With positivity and respect Sean conducts himself with compassion and class. His motto in life is WORK HARD, BE KIND, MOST OF ALL BE HUMBLE.
|Tyler Green - U14 (2008)
Hello, my name is Tyler Green and I am looking forward to taking on the head coach position of the U14 team. I have now been coaching for 11 years. My most recent team I coached was the Picton Pirates where I spent 6 years, two years as an assistant and another four as Head coach. Prior to that position I had spent time with the Quinte organization and as well as Belleville minor hockey. I have lots of experience with different age groups. I grew up around the Belleville area my whole life and have been involved in other sports such as baseball and lacrosse. I am excited for the new challenges with the group and building a successful program. I know the staff and myself can bring a great leadership roll to the team.
|Mike Hartwick - U15 (2007)
Mike will be returning for the 2021-22 season as the head coach with the QRD ‘07s for the third year. Prior to joining the Quinte association, he was the head coach for the Napanee Raiders in the PJHL for six seasons, where they won the Schmalz Cup Ontario Championship in 2019. Mike has also coached teams within Napanee’s minor hockey associations and has accumulated coaching experience in a variety of sports at the high school and collegiate levels including golf, basketball and football.
During his playing career, Mike skated as a 16 year old with the Wellington Dukes. He later played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. Following his junior career, Mike played two years of minor professional hockey in Germany and three years of CIS Varsity Hockey at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Mike has been a high school teacher for approximately twenty years and is currently employed at Napanee District Secondary School. He also works to develop young athletes as a hockey skills coach and personal trainer.
|Kenny Chesher - U16 (2006)
Kenny grew up in Frankford, Ontario and currently resides there. He played minor hockey in Frankford before moving on to the Quinte Red Devils. His next steps were 3 years of Jr A, and 1 year of college hockey. Kenny's coaching history includes an OMHA and OHF Championship at Midget, and 2 successful years at Jr C. He has been with Quinte since 2015 (OMHA silver and bronze, and qualified for OHL Cup). The coaching staff will include Brock Tufts, who is entering his 3rd season with our team and Jeff Smith, who is coming off of back to back OMHA golds with the 2004 team. Our goal is to achieve team success in the U16 season and prepare our players for the next step in their hockey journey.
|Jeff Culhane - U18 (2004 & 2005)
Born and raised in Belleville, Ontario, Jeff grew up playing in BMHA.
A graduate of Queen’s University and York University, Jeff has worked with HPEDSB since 2001.
He has coached AAA hockey at Minor Atom, Atom, Minor Midget and Midget levels and spent many years involved with BMHA in various coaching and development roles.
Jeff looks forward to icing a hard-working, competitive U18 program again this season