The NYTEX Sports Centre welcomes back Coach Ed Galiani. Galiani was instrumental in winning the NA3HL’s Fraser Cup with the Texas Brahmas as their head coach in 2019. He will be the head coach for the inaugural NAPHL 18U Brahmas Prep Team. The 18U Brahmas Prep team will compete in the NAPHL starting next season. Galiani brings with him a wealth of coaching experience in addition to a decorated background playing the game.
As a player, Galiani was an All American at New England College before embarking on an eight year professional career. During his career he collected over 400 points for teams in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Switzerland’s top leagues. Additionally, he has held the honor of playing for Team USA on three different occasions, including the 1989 Spangler Cup and 1990 World Championships, where he shared the ice with NHL greats such as Mike Modano Neil Broten, and Kevin Stevens.
Galiani’s coaching career has seen him coach teams in the AJHL, USPHL, and NA3HL. He was the Hockey Director for the Long Island Gulls Tier I AAA Youth group for 8 years. Brahma Land is very fortunate to have not only a decorate player and coach joining the fold, but a great human being. Ed also served the NYPD before retiring from a storied career with the NYFD. He was on the ground and helping lead rescue efforts in the aftermath of the 911 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. Ed is a dedicated husband to wife Camilla, a father, and grandfather. Not to mention he is the parent of a former Brahma as his son Thomas played for the Texas Brahmas of the Central Hockey League during the 2011-2012 season.
Ed Galiani’s primary role with the Brahmas organization will be coaching the 18U Texas Brahmas Prep team, but he is also serving roles as the head of player development and serving as a special assistant and scout with the NAHL and NA3HL Brahmas Hockey Clubs.
Welcome back to Brahma Land Ed and Camilla Galiani!
Coach Wildfong, the Head Coach of the CHL Champion Texas Brahmas, is a valuable resource for the Jr. Brahmas coaches and consults regularly with the coaching staff to further the development of the Jr. Brahmas players. Coach Wildfong also participates in training sessions for our young athletes.
Coach Wildfong led the CHL Brahmas to the Conference Finals in his first season behind the bench…won the CHL title in his second season in 2009 over the Colorado Eagles…and has sent his team to four consecutive postseason appearances…Played 8 years of professional hockey…In 6 seasons (353 games) in the CHL with the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs recorded 152 goals, 207 assists, 359 points and is 2nd in the league with a combined 1,970 career penalty minutes… Contributed to the playoffs in 5 CHL seasons recording 18 goals, 22 assists, 40 points and 228 penalty minutes for the Mudbugs…Is Bossier Shreveport’s all-time leading scorer and was Captain of the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs for two seasons…Selected as “Best Leader” the last three seasons…Named twice as a finalist for the CHL MVP…Has played in the CHL All-Star game…Player assistant 3 years for Mudbugs… Played at Colgate University in the NCAA for four years.
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Coach Knute Anderson has been the NYTEX Hockey Director since NYTEX opened its doors in 2007. He has also held the position as Head of Coaches for the Jr Brahmas for the past 7 seasons. During the past 7 years Knute has coached SQ AA, PW AA, PW A, BT AA, Midget Minor AA, Midget Major A, Jr A III, and Midget Major AA. In 2008-9 his Midget Major AA team won the NTXHL Championship.
Coach Anderson is also the longest active Head Coach for High School entering into his 13th season in the AT&T High School league. He has won 3 City Championships and 2 State Titles, and currently is in his third year of coaching for the Southlake Dragons.
Coaching Credentials include Level 5 Master Rated Coach, and has attended the past three National Symposiums in Buffalo, Minneapolis, and two years ago in Washington D.C. He is involved in the growing the game of hockey in the Little Rookies program, house recreational program and camps and clinics at Nytex Sports Complex. He has helped in the USA Hockey CEP training for Level I and Level II. Coached the High School Showcase team for TAHA in Chicago. Coached the High School All-Star team three times.
In 2014-15 Coach Anderson will once again coach the Midget Major 18U Tier II/AA team for the Brahmas and serve as the Associate Coach for the NA3HL Jr A Tier III team under Coach Al Rooney. He will also return for his third season for the Southlake Dragons.
SQ White. Midget Major Green. Southlake Varsity and JV.
Midget Major A. Southlake Varsity and JV.
SQ AA. Keller Varsity.
PW AA. Midget Minor AA. Keller Varsity.
SQ AA. PW A. Keller Varsity.
Midget Major AA. Flower Mound Varsity and JV.
PW A. Midget Minor A. Flower Mound Varsity.
BT AA. Flower Mound Varsity.
Coaching Awards and Accomplishments:
NTXHL Champions SQ AA, PW A, Midget Major AA.
AT&T High School State Champions Two Times (Keller HS).
AT&T High School City Champions Three Times (Keller twice, Flower Mound).
AT&T High School 3rd Place Two Times (Flower Mound).
High School All Star Team Coach Three Times.
Chicago Showcase Coach.
Head Coach and General Manager of the NA3HL Texas Brahmas, and in his 3rd year at that position.
Ryan Anderson is the two-season head coach of the Fraser Cup Championship-winning Texas Brahmas, a team that plays in the North American 3 Hockey League. Under his leadership and tenure, the team accumulated 74 wins in 87 games, finishing in the top spot of the division each season. Anderson also is reputable for developing skaters to prepare them for the next level of hockey, seeing players earn scholarships to NCAA programs and NAHL tenders. A native of Kingsford, Michigan, Anderson has a wide portfolio of coaching experience, including the Hampton Roads Whalers, Norfolk Admirals and the Corpus Christi Ice Rays.