The NYTEX Centre of Excellence is pleased to announce after a successful first year of tournament play, the Lone Star Battalion Tournament Teams will compete again during the spring months.
Register today for the spring tournaments by clicking the button below to enlist in the Battalion!
The Battalion will release more information about the tournaments and the scheduling shortly.
Steve grew up in the hockey hotbed of northern New Jersey and played his youth hockey with the New Jersey Devils Youth Hockey Club. In 1998, Steve won a New Jersey High School State Championship playing at Seton Hall Prep. In 1999, his team, the Midget AAA American Eagles, won the bronze medal in the U.S National Tier 1 Tournament. After being recruited for a number of junior programs across the mid-west and receiving collegiate scholarships from New England schools, Steve decided to play college hockey at Villanova University (ACHA Division 1) where he was named captain his senior year and led the team in scoring in 2001-02 and 2002-03.
Steve is also a certified personal trainer through the Ignite360 program. “The system, derived from the Ignite Performance Training methodology honed over three decades of developing elite-level athletes at IMG Academy in Florida offers fully customizable training programs and a unique comprehensive system for measuring progression.” Utilizing this training platform led Steve to be the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Lone Star Brahmas (NAHL) team for three seasons.
Steve has 10+ years of coaching experience with bantam and midget hockey across three states: New Jersey for the New Jersey Colonials…Illinois for the Falcons Hockey Association…Tennessee for the Nashville Jr. Predators.
Here in Texas, Steve has coached for Grapevine/Colleyville High School (TAHA Varsity Silver State Champions in 2014), Southlake High School (current Assistant Varsity Coach), and four seasons with the Jr. Brahmas where he is currently the Assistant Coach for the NA3HL Tier III junior team.
Steve’s coaching philosophy embraces the elements of hard work, dedication to the team, respect for the game and having fun.
Steve, his wife Erin, daughters Harper and Beckett and dogs Miller and Shiner, reside in North Richland Hills, TX.