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NCDC

Jim Hunt

President & Director of Player Development Jersey Hitmen

Phone: (973) 628-1500

Coach Hunt has been with both the Ice Vault and the Hitmen organization since their inception. Serving as the first hockey director and head coach/general manager of the expansion EJHL junior team. After starting the Bandits program and acquiring the Hitmen as part of the Ice Vault brand, he was promoted to vice president of hockey operations and president of the Hitmen in 2006 and charged with overseeing the growth of the program in the youth tier 1 market while insuring the culture of the building remained a player first development driven atmosphere.

Jim has represented the United States in nearly a dozen international events and has served as an assistant coach and assistant director of player personnel to the original National Team Development Program established by USA Hockey in Ann Arbor Michigan. 

In 2000 He accepted the position as an NCAA division 1 head coach at Fairfield University where he led the program to its first ever playoff appearance.

Under his direction, the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association player development program was established in 1993 to provide players within the Atlantic affiliate an opportunity to compete on national and international stages.

From 2009-2012 he served as the first regional ADM manager for USA Hockey’s national player development model launched in cooperation with the NHL.

While cultivating his hockey knowledge and gaining valuable experience, Jim also served as a police detective in his hometown of Fort Lee, NJ. Where he retired after twenty five years of distinguished service.


Toby Harris

Toby Harris

General Manager and NCDC Head Coach

Phone: (973) 628-1500 x113

Hockey Background:
Through the 1990-1992 seasons Toby Harris played at Governor Dummer Academy. During the 90-91 season he finished as the team’s leading scorer and in 91-92 served as the team’s Assistant Captain leading the team to the New England Championships. Toby was voted an ISL all-star, HNIB All-Scholastic candidate and a High School All-American.

In 1992-1993 Toby attended Northwood Prep School as a post-graduate. While there he served as team captain under Coach Tom Flemming and was voted MVP of the Northwood prep tournament.

From 1993-1997 Toby played in over 100 games for the Boston College Eagles and is now a member of the Boston College Varsity Club. During his college hockey career Toby was a member of the Boston College Eagles 1993 Beanpot Championship team.

After graduating from BC in 1997, with a degree in Communications, Toby signed a professional contract with Klostersee EHC, a member of the German Division I South League. Toby finished his first season as the top-leading scorer, was voted team MVP and voted to the Division I South All-Star team. As well as achieving ‘Player of the Week’ honors twice, ‘Player of the Month’ once, Toby was voted to the EISHOCKEY NEWS (Division I South) Season First Team.

In 1998 Toby signed a contract to play for Salzgitter ESC as a member of the German Division I North league.

In December of 1999 Toby signed with the El Paso Buzzards of the Western Professional League. In 47 games Toby accrued 25 goals, 40 assists and was second in team scoring. Toby was honored with the title “Unsung Hero,” voted ‘Player of the Week’ twice and ‘Player of the Month’ once by the league. That same month Toby set a WPHL record of five goals in one game that may never be broken (the WPHL has now merged with the Central Hockey League and now is the CHL).

In 2000 Toby signed with the Tupelo T-Rex of the WPHL and led the team in goal scoring, game winning goals, short-handed goals and shots on net. He was voted ‘Player of the Week’ once by the league, and served as an Assistant Captain. At the trade deadline in 2000, Toby was traded from Tupelo to the Amarillo Rattlers. After finishing the season in Amarillo Toby was first in scoring.

In 2000-2001, with Amarillo, Toby served as the Player/Assistant Coach where he was in charge of recruiting, off-ice training and salary cap structure. Toby set a franchise record with back-to-back hat tricks, and eight goals in three games. Toby was voted ‘Player of the Week’ in back to back weeks as well as ‘Player of the Month.’

In December of 2000, Toby suffered the first of three concussions that would end his career. He continued with the Amarillo Rattlers as their League Representative at the monthly league meetings.

In August of 2002 Toby accepted the job of Rink and Hockey Director of the Rock Ice Predators of the New Jersey Youth League.

In January of 2003 Toby accepted a job with the Mid-Atlantic USA development program and served as Head Coach of the 1989 Mid-Atlantic district team.

In January 2004 Toby accepted the job as the Mid-Atlantic USA 1989 Festival Coach.

From 2004-2006 Harris served as the associate head coach under Jim Hunt. He also ran the Hitmen day to day operations as Assistant General Manager and served as the director of recruiting. 
 
In 2007 Harris took over the helm and led the Hitmen to a 30-7-7 record their best in franchise history. The Hitmen won the 2007-2008 EJHL Southern Division, were the 2008 EJHL regular season co-champions and raised the Dineen Cup as EJHL play-off champions. In the 2007-2008 season Harris was also named Head Coach for the Southern Division EJHL all-stars and EJHL Coach of the Year by his peers. This was closely followed by the prestigious accolade from Hockey Night In Boston 2007-2008 JR A coach of the year.

In July of 2008 Harris was elevated to General Manager by the Jersey Hitmen organization along with his day to day recruiting duties and head coaching job. He then went on to be named head coach of the USA hockey Atlantic District '92 Festival Team that competed in Rochester, NY.

 

Residence: Middletown, NJ


PREMIER

Darius Radziszewski

Darius Radziszewski

Head Coach, Jersey Hitmen Premier

Phone: (908) 692-7489

Darius Radziszewski is a New Jersey native, growing up around the Jersey Shore area in Bayville, NJ. He played a majority of his youth hockey for the Toms River Blackhawks before moving on to the Red Bank Generals and New Jersey Jr. Titans.

Darius then pursued a junior hockey career at the age of 16 with the Jr. Titans’ MetJHL team before billeting a year in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to play for the WR Riverkings of the USPHL Midwest division. After a year in Wisconsin Darius returned to New Jersey to play for the Jersey Hitmen under current Premier head coach Dan Henningson. In his second year of his two-year tenure with the Hitmen Darius was named team captain of the Jersey Hitmen Premier before eventually committing to play NCAA ice hockey for the SUNY Morrisville Mustangs of the SUNYAC conference.

During Darius’ junior and college career he remained active in the youth hockey world, serving as a skills and powerskating coach for the Toms River Blackhawks, TR Dynamo HC, and South Jersey Selects HC. In the short time between Darius’ playing career and the start of his tenure with the Hitmen he served in a scouting and player development role for the P.A.L. Jr. Islanders of the USPHL. Darius has also spent years of mentorship under the wing of former NHL powerskating coach and current NHL Network analyst, Robby Glantz, fine-tuning his powerskating and skill-development coaching abilities.

Darius is a Level 4 registered USA Hockey Coach.

Jimmy Hunt

Jimmy Hunt

Assistant Coach, Premier (2020 - 2021)

Jimmy Hunt

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ELITE

Jim Raymond

Head Coach, Elite Junior (2020 - 2021)


Coaching History

  • Head Coach, Elite Junior (2020 - 2021)
  • Head Coach, Elite Junior (2019 - 2020)

Karl Reidel

Assistant Coach, Elite JUnior (2019 - 2020)

From 2012 through 2016 Coach Reidel coached the Jersey Hitmen 16U and 18U teams. During that four (4) year span the Jersey Hitmen accumulated a 238-80-13 record, highlighted by a  Jersey Hitmen 18U USPHL League Championship during the 2014-2015 season.

Prior to joining the Jersey Hitmen, Coach Reidel coached at all levels of youth hockey from Mites to Bantams in the New Jersey Bandit organization and Wayne Hockey Club. In 2012, as an Assistant to Head Coach Bill Thompson,  the New Jersey Bandits Bantam AA team competed at Nationals and brought home a Bronze Medal. Coach Reidel has also coached teams at the 18U level  for Team New Jersey at America’s Showcase and the Garden State Games.

As a player, Coach Reidel was a member of the Montclair College Hockey Club which captured the Metropolitan Collegiate Hockey Conference Cup in their 1985-1986 inaugural season. 

Coaching History

  • Assistant Coach, Elite Junior (2020 - 2021)
  • Assistant Coach, Elite Junior (2019 - 2020)

YOUTH STAFF


18U

Dan Henningson

Dan Henningson

Head Coach, Jersey Hitmen 18U/16U (2020 - 2021)

Biography

Dan Henningson grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, where he played his youth hockey for the South Side Athletic Club.

Dan went on to play junior hockey in the Alberta Junior Hockey League for the Drayton Valley Thunder. Dan played three seasons in Drayton Valley and was the team’s captain his final year. Dan received Most Improved award his rookie year, Best Defenseman the final two years, and Team MVP in his last year.

Dan played NCAA Division I hockey for Quinnipiac University (ECAC). Throughout his collegiate career, Dan consistently ranked among the ECAC Hockey leaders in defensemen points and assists and was awarded Team MVP for two consecutive years.

Dan recently retired from a successful professional playing career. Dan signed with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) immediately after university. Dan attended the Chicago Blackhawks development camp the following season and later signed with Pittsburgh affiliate, Wilkes- Barre Scranton (AHL). Dan went on to play for the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) the next year where he was named Captain and Team MVP. Dan signed with the Chicago Express (ECHL) the following season, but was called up and played the majority of the year with Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (AHL), and Binghamton Senators (AHL).

Dan is now residing in South Orange, NJ with his wife and daughter, and excited to begin his coaching career with the Hitmen.


Coaching History

  • Hitmen 18U/16U  (2020 - 2021)
  • Hitmen 16U (2019 - 2020)
  • Hitmen Elite (2018 - 2019)
  • Hitmen Elite (2017 - 2018)

Bill Thompson

Assistant Coach, 18U (2020 - 2021)

Coach Thompson is entering his 40th year of coaching ice hockey. The past two seasons he has been the Assistant Head Coach of the 18U team. For the previous four years Coach Thompson was  the bench boss of the Hitmen 16U team. In 2016-2017 he and his Co-Coach Brach Healey were named “Coach of the Year” for the USPHL. Over the years Coach Thompson has been instrumental in many players securing Division 1 college commitments.  Prior to coming to the Hitmen Coach Thompson spent several years with the NJ Bandits program coaching both the 16U and the Bantam teams. His Bantam team in 2012 won the Bronze Medal at the USA Nationals.

Thompson spent the majority of his coaching career at the Tier 1 (AAA) Midget level with the Ramapo Saints and Junior level where he coached at the New Jersey Rockets as a Head Coach, and  New Jersey Devils as an associate Head Coach. He has served as the Don Bosco Prep Associate Head Coach for 5 years, Team New Jersey Assistant Coach for the Chicago Showcase, Head Coach for Team New Jersey in the America's Showcase,  Head Coach for the Garden State Games and has also served as an evaluator for the USA Hockey District Program.

Coach Thompson was also the owner of Garden State Training camp.
 
At the Tier 1 level Thompson has won a number of League , District and Regional Championships over the years with several appearances in the National Championships.
 
When he isn't coaching hockey, Coach Thompson owns and operates his own Textile and Apparel company that has offices in New York and China.


Coaching History

  • Hitmen 18U (2020 - 2021) - Assistant Coach
  • Hitmen 18U (2019 - 2020) - Assistant Coach
  • Hitmen 18U (2018 - 2019) - Assistant Coach
  • Hitmen 16U (2017 - 2018) - Head Coach
  • Hitmen 16U (2016 - 2017) - Head Coach
  • Hitmen 16U (2015 - 2016) - Head Coach
  • Hitmen 16U (2014 - 2015) - Head Coach

16U

Bill Placier

Assistant Coach, 16U (2020 - 2021)


Coaching History

  • Hitmen 16U (2020 - 2021) - Assistant Coach
  • Hitmen 15 Pure (2019 - 2020) - Assistant Coach

Bill Newsome

Assistant Coach, 16U (2020 - 2021)


Coaching History

  • Hitmen 16U (2020 - 2021) - Assistant Coach
  • Hitmen 12U Major (2019 - 2020) - Assistant Coach

15 Pure

Gary Shpungin

Gary Shpungin

Head Coach, 15 Pure (2020 - 2021)

  • Grew up and played HS hockey with Clifton HS graduating in 1997 where he was a 4 year varsity player who eclipsed 100 points and was NJ Record Athlete of the week in December 1995 
  • Played for various travel programs from Mites – Midgets (NJ Mavericks and NJ Devils)
  • After HS, went to Quinnipiac University where he pursued officiating at the Junior A, B , Prep and High School levels. 
  • He also gives back to the district by serving as Supervisor of officials. Previously served as Atlantic District Regional Coordinator in North Jersey to Leo Boylan (RIC), Atlantic District Seminar Ice Staff Coordinator.
  • Coaching career began with the NJ Bandits where he has been a coach at the Mite and Squirt levels for the past 7 seasons 
  • As a hockey official he has worked in 4 USA Hockey National Championships, 6 NJ State Championships, and 10 Atlantic District Championships in a 20+ year officiating career.
  • He is going into his 10th season at the Ice Vault between Bandits – Hitmen coaching from Mites – Bantam level.
  • This will be his 3rd season as HC of the 07 team with a 77-44-7 record over first two seasons.

Coaching History

  • Hitmen 15 Pure (2020 - 2021) - Head Coach
  • Hitmen 12U Major (2019 - 2020) - Head Coach

Mike Smith

Assistant Coach, 15 Pure

Coaching History

  • Hitmen 15 Pure (2020 - 2021) - Assistant Coach

14U Major

Ryan Buccigrossi

Head Coach, 14U Major (2020 - 2021)

Coaching History

  • Hitmen 14U Major  (2020 - 2021)
  • Hitmen 14U Minor (2019 - 2020)

Cory Sala

Assistant Coach, 14U Major (2020 - 2021)

Coaching History

  • Hitmen 14U Major (2020 - 2021) - Assistant Coach
  • Hitmen 14U Minor (2019 - 2020) - Assistant Coach

14U Minor

Anthony Yelovich

Head Coach, 14U Minor (2020 - 2021)

Anthony Yelovich was born in Clifton, NJ and grew up playing youth hockey for various travel teams in North Jersey. Playing at Clifton High School he led the state in scoring in 2006 with 99pts and was two-time North Jersey Player of the Year.  Shortly after Yelovich left to play for Gunnery Prep and then the New England Jr. Falcons of the USPHL.

Yelovich received a D-1 scholarship to Sacred Heart University, where he played all four years, made it to the Atlantic Hockey finals in 2008 and double majored in Economics and Finance. Following his college career, Anthony pursued professional hockey ambitions overseas where he played a season for Medvescak Zagreb in the Austrian EBEL.

As a coach Yelovich is currently giving back his knowledge to New Jersey hockey youth by coaching at the 18U level. A former Glen Rock High School coach with previous stops at the NJ Devils Youth and Nutley HS. His initial year with Glen Rock High School he led the Panthers for the first time in school history to the Bergen County Final and a #1 ranking for all NJ public schools. The 2017 High School season ended with the Panthers winning a Public B State Championship. The Star Ledger as well as New Jersey Hockey Advantage named him 2017 Coach of the Year.

“Player development is not limited to the ice, teams and players that I am involved with will learn how to relate that game and its ups and downs to life. We are interested in developing men, hockey is our tool in doing so.” – Anthony Yelovich


Coaching History

  • Hitmen 14U Minor (2020 - 2021) - Head Coach
  • Hitmen 18U (2019 - 2020) - Head Coach

Cody Inglis

Assistant Coach, 14U Minor (2020 - 2021)

Coach Inglis grew up playing youth hockey in New Jersey for the NJ Rockets. After playing juniors for the NJ Rockets, Jersey Wildcats, and Boston Jr. Shamrocks Cody went to Montclair State University. At Montclair State University ACHA DII Cody was a 3-year captain, helping lead the team to two national championship appearances.

 

Upon graduating from Montclair State in 2014, Cody began coaching for the Montclair Blues at the Squirt, Peewee, and Midget levels. In 2017, Coach Inglis was named the Assistant Coaching Director overseeing skill development. From 2017-2019, he was an assistant coach for Montclair State's ACHA DII team. 


Coaching History

  • Hitmen 14U Minor  (2020 - 2021)
  • Hitmen 15 Pure (2019- 2020)

12U Major

Matt Skarkas

Head Coach, 12U Major (2020 - 2021)

Coaching History

  • Hitmen 12U Major (2020 - 2021) - Head Coach
  • Hitmen 12U Minor (2019 - 2020) - Head Coach

Thommy O'Brien

Assistant Coach, 12U Major (2020 - 2021)

Coaching History

  • Hitmen 12U Major (2020 - 2021) - Assistant Coach

12U Minor

Tony Molina

Associate Head Coach, 12U Minor (2020 - 2021)

Coaching History

  • Hitmen 12U Minor (2020 - 2021) - Associate Head Coach

Sami Ozder

Associate Head Coach, 12U Minor (2020 - 2021)

Coaching History

  • Hitmen 12U Minor (2020 - 2021) - Associate Head Coach

10U Major

Steve Lovell

Head Coach, 10U Major (2020 - 2021)

Coaching History

  • Hitmen 10U Major (2020 - 2021)
  • Hitmen 10U Major (2019 - 2020)

Chris Moore

Assistant Coach, 10U Major (2020- 2021)

Coaching History

  • Hitmen 10U Major (2020 - 2021) - Assistant Coach
  • Hitmen 10U Major (2019 - 2020) - Assistant Coach

10U Minor


Dan Frey

Assistant Coach, 10U Minor (2020 - 2021)

Frey served 5 seasons as the West Milford High School Varsity Head Coach from 2011-2016. In 2014 West Milford won the Passaic County Tournament. Frey received Passaic County Coach of the Year and Big North Coach of the Year honors. 

Dan has coached 6 seasons at the Bandits, with teams from mites through midget 16AA. Dan has USA Hockey level 4 certification as well as serving the Atlantic District as a USA Hockey Coaching instructor. Dan has coached in the Garden State Games the past 4 seasons. This is Dan’s second season with the Hitmen serving as assistant coach at the 12u level.

Mike Sevret

Assistant Coach, 10U Minor (2020 - 2021)

Coaching History

  • Hitmen 10U Minor (2020 - 2021) - Assistant Coach

Steve Cusato

Assistant Coach, 10U Minor (2020- 2021)

Coaching History

  • Hitmen 10U Minor (2020 - 2021) - Assistant Coach

Additional Staff

Thomas Bottiglieri

Team Physician

Thomas S. Bottiglieri
Thomas S. Bottiglieri is a Medical Doctor, Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Family Practice.  He is a member of Columbia Affiliate Physicians, an Honorary Police Surgeon for the New York City Police Department, Clinical Assistant Professor for Rowan University Medical School, & Associate Professor at Seton Hall University.  He has focused on athletic injuries and human movement patterns in private practice since 2008.  His fellowship at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in affiliation with Rutgers Sports Medicine prepared him for the management of complex medical conditions affecting athletic participation, overuse injuries of the muscular and skeletal system, and also conditions ranging from fracture care to concussion care.  Dr. Bottiglieri studied and cared for pediatric, adolescent, and adult injuries there. Soon after fellowship he launched a concussion management system for public schools in Bergen county, New Jersey.  He now serves as medical director at eight school districts and one university in New York and New Jersey.  He is regarded as a leading expert in the field of concussion management and has cared for thousands of sports injuries and concussed athletes since the program’s inception.
 
He has served the sports medicine community as a member of seven regionally & nationally accredited colleges and academies including ACSM, AMSSM, ACLM, AOA, ACOFP, MSSNY, & RCMS.  He regularly attends regional and national conferences in order to maintain a knowledge of the latest technology in medicine and to provide the best care to his patients. Dr. Bottiglieri started Advantage Medical Care in 2013 in response to the epidemic of inactivity and obesity in our culture.  He has studied the field extensively in relation to the practice of sports medicine and has assembled a team directed at improving health outcomes through lifestyle intervention.  He has served on the Physician Advisory Committee for the largest national network of Bariatric physicians. The mission of Advantage Medical Care is to encourage healthy nutrition, movement, mindfulness, & education.
 
Dr. Bottiglieri has a passion for education and serves as an associate professor at Rowan University-SOM for family practice resident education and also as an associate professor at Seton Hall University Athletic Training program.  His passion for education was ignited prior to attending medical school when he taught science for the NYC BOE at Grady high school.  From there he was part of a pilot education program at UMDNJ-SOM that has since become a fixture of the medical education program, and for which he later served as a facilitator/educator.  Dr. Bottiglieri has been featured as a speaker at several symposia ranging in topics from technology in healthcare, pre-participation screening for athletes, concussion recognition and management, overuse injury, spine injury, & prevention of fatal athletic injuries. Dr. Bottiglieri has been invited to elementary, junior and high school programs to speak about various health-related & science topics, which is among his favorite things-to-do.  He has coordinated community education projects and enjoys patient-centered, shared-decision making.
 
Dr. Bottiglieri lives on Staten Island, New York with his wife Vanessa and their 4 children.  He continues to bring his knowledge and care to each of his patients, one at a time.  He maintains an active lifestyle through martial arts training and sports participation.  He coaches his children’s athletic teams and advocates for community projects that encourage healthy lifestyles.
 

Jessica Collum

Athletic Trainer

Phone: (973) 628-1500

Angelo Serse

Angelo Serse

Power Skating Instructor

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