Our Coaches 2018-19 2019-02-04T19:37:03+00:00

2018-19 Coaching Staff

Skills Instructor

Steve MacAdams


Steve MacAdams is entering his first season as Player / Program Director with the Boston Americans. He is an accomplished professional with more than 30 years of progressive coaching experience. He comes with a strong reputation in player and program development where he has worked with numerous players and organizations throughout the United States.

He previously served as director of operations for Paul Vincent’s Dynamic Skating Ltd., one of the top hockey consulting and development camps in the United States. MacAdams, a two-year captain at Salem State College, has coached from the youth level through the Junior and college ranks. Recently, MacAdams’ has coached the Valley Jr. Warrior ’97 and ’02 Elite team, who have won the Massachusetts Select Championship and advanced to the USA Hockey Nationals. He has also coached U16 and U18 teams in the program. He also serves as assistant coach at Austin Prep School.

Girls Program Director

Seth Goodrich


Seth Goodrich, who has spent the past 5 seasons as the director and skills instructor for the North Shore Vipers has been named as the Director of the Jr. Warrior Girls program. Seth hails from Salisbury, Vermont, and played high school hockey for both Salisbury for two seasons and then Trinity-Pawling his junior and senior year. After a postgraduate season with the Green Mountain Glades in the EJHL, Seth attended St. Anselm College where he played four years of varsity hockey and was named captain both his junior and senior years. After graduation, he worked at the Breakaway Ice Center as coach and skills director for the North Shore Vipers programs. In 2011 Seth accepted the role of Boys Varsity Head Coach and Math teacher at the Hoosac School. Seth later returned to Breakaway Ice Center as program director of the North Shore Vipers.

During his tenure as program director the Vipers emerged as a perennial Tier I contender at the state and national level. Seth directed and coached teams to a Mass State Championship and most recently, a USA Hockey National Championship. Seth is also the founder of Goodrich Hockey School and has trained and developed over 40 NCAA Division I and III players and commits, including 6 Hockey East and ECAC commits this season.

U18 Elite Half Season

Rob Beers


Rob is recognized as one of the top youth coaches in Massachusetts and has coached teams from mites to midgets at the Tier I level for over 14 seasons.  Beers played Junior A Hockey in the Maritime Junior Hockey League in Canada from 1987-1991.  He spent his first three seasons (1987-1990) with the Western Capitals in Summerside PEI and one season with the Halifax Mooseheads in Halifax, Nova Scotia and St John Eagles in St John, New Brunswick.  Following his junior career Rob went on to play at Salem State University from 1992-1996, where he had 4 championship seasons: 1991-1992 NCAA Final Four, 1992-1993 MASCAC Champion, 1993-1994 ECAC Champion & NCAA Final Four, 1994-1995 ECAC Champions.

U16 Elite Half Season

Glen Seabury

U14 Elite Full Season

Leo Barrett


Leo Barrett Jr is a lifelong resident of Lynnfield, MA and has been coaching for over 15 years from learn-to-skate to bantam age level.  He has been the head coach for the Boston Shamrocks Girls U12 and U14 Elite teams, Lynnfield Youth Hockey and Ice Cats Girls Program and most recently at the North Shore Shamrocks where he has been coaching for the last seven years.  He is a Level 4 Certified Coach with USA Hockey and his coaching philosophy focuses on effort, skill development and team play while developing a passion for the game and developing lifelong friendships.  Leo is a graduate of Malden Catholic and Bentley University. He has also coached Lacrosse, Soccer and Baseball over the last 20 years.

Mike Mondello

Mike Mondello will be joining the Boston Americans as the assistant coach for the U14 team for the 2018-19 season.  Mike has over 15 years of coaching experience from Mites to the High School level including assistant coaching positions at Lynnfield High School and Malden Catholic.  Mike is originally from Chelsea, MA and attended Malden Catholic High School.  He played goalie and was a Catholic Conference All-Star. He also attended New Hampton Prep. Mike attended and played college hockey at SUNY-Plattsburg State where his team was the 1991-92 NCAA Division III National Champions.  He was also the Final 4 MVP in 1992 and an ECAC West/SUNYAC All-Star and competed in 99 collegiate games as a goalie with 65 wins over that time period.  Mike is a Principal in the Saugus School System and lives in Wakefield.


PJ Rich


PJ played Varsity Hockey at Malden Catholic High School graduating in 1979. He then moved onto on one of the top Prep Schools in the country and played at Northwood Prep in Lake Placid  NY. From there he went on to play at Northeastern University where his most memorable experience was playing in the annual Beanpot Tournament.  PJ’s passion for the game and style of coaching fits right in with our programs philosophy of player development and putting each of his players in the best position to succeed.


Bill Pappas


Bill Pappas is one of the most highly regarded hockey coaches in Massachusetts over the past decade and has been involved in the development of a plethora of NCAA Division 1 and NHL players over that 10 year period. Bill was instrumental in the success of the ’97 VJW team that advanced to the USA Hockey Nationals 3 times (2009-2014) and boasts 3 NHL 1st & 2nd Round Draft Picks. Bill has also been key to the revitalization of the Austin Prep Hockey Program. Over the past 5 seasons Austin Prep has captured multiple CCL Titles and appeared in multiple Super 8 Tournaments. Bill is currently the Head Coach for Austin Prep as well as the Assistant coach for Valley Jr Warrior U-18 and 02 Elite squads. Bill has been with the VJW program as a defensive coach since 2006. As a player Bill is a former standout at Malden Catholic, New Prep and Westfield State.


Paul Wren


Paul has over 30 years of coaching experience from Mites to Junior A Hockey, including several years at the Elite level in the Elite 9/BHL, EHF and EJHL.  Paul’s coaching accolades include multiple championships and berths to the Massachusetts State Championships and USA Hockey National Championships. Under Paul’s tutelage a tremendous number of his young players have developed into NCAA Division 1 and Division 3 athletes as well as a handful of players that advanced to the NHL and AHL.  Paul’s philosophy of skill development and developing a total athlete is closely aligned with the Boston Americans’ player development model.


Bob MacCurtain


Bob MacCurtain is entering his first season with The Boston Americans as the 2008 Elite head coach. Bob has been the head coach of the Woburn High School Girls Varsity Hockey Team for the past 18 years. His teams have won 4 State championships, and played in 3 other state final games. Bob has coached 19 Woburn High School players on to play Division 1 and 3 college hockey. He has coached Tier 1 Hockey for over 10 years and has a strong reputation for player development.

Bob has served as a co-head coach at the USA Hockey National Development Select 14 Camps in 2003 and 2010. He has been a lecturer for the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program for the past 7 years. Bob is a level 5 certified coach with USA Hockey.


Dave Vater


The Boston Americans Hockey Club is excited to announce Dave Vater as the Head Coach of the 2009 Elite team.

Dave is originally from Peabody, MA where he attended and played high school hockey, winning the Greater Boston League scoring title in 1985. Dave went onto play D1 college hockey at Merrimack College. During his Junior season Merrimack won the ECAC title and advanced to the NCAA final eight. After finishing his college career Dave went onto play professional hockey in France for the Nimes Gladiators, who were the French National Champions in 1991.

Marc Salsman


Marc was a highly recruited NCAA D1 and NHL prospect out of Malden MA and played his High School Hockey at Matignon HS from 1988-1992. In 1993 Marc moved on to play collegiately in Hockey East at UMass Lowell where he was an integral part of the River Hawks offense from 1993-1997.  Marc served as team captain of the 1997 team and tallied up over 100 points during his tenute at ULowell.  Marc went on to play 3 season of professional hockey in the ECHL, WCHL and WPHL.  Marc has over 15 years of coaching experience at the highest level ranging from Elite Youth to Junior A, including five season as General Manager and Head Coach at the Junior A level.


Greg McLean


Greg played high school hockey at Melrose High, where he was team captain and Middlesex League All Star in 1991. Greg went on to play NE Division I Prep Hockey at Brewster Academy.  After graduating from St Michael’s College in 1997, Greg began his professional career in finance where he still works today.  In 2001 Greg began his hockey coaching career and has been a head coach, assistant coach and hockey skills coach for Elite and Tier 1 hockey programs in the Boston area. Greg’s commitment to teaching the game of hockey and fostering a positive environment where his players will develop to their highest skill level will be the foundation of his Boston Americans team.


Matt Wilson


Matthew Wilson was the leading scorer during his high school hockey career at Melrose High and a Middlesex League All Star in 1993.  He later went on to the University of New Hampshire where he stayed active playing in the Intramural Hockey League.  His love for the game of hockey only increased when his children began to skate.  He has been involved as a head coach for his children in hockey, baseball, and soccer for the past six years.  He is extremely dedicated to the kids and passionate about teaching them the game of hockey.  He is committed to developing the team’s hockey skills and hopes to create a positive environment for them as well.

U10 Girls

Caroll Willa


Caroll is entering her first season as a head coach with the Boston Americans Girls U10 Supplemental Team. Caroll has several years of coaching experience. She was the Waltham High School Girl’s Varsity Ice Hockey Head Coach from 2001-2001 and the Concord-Carlisle High School Girl’s Varsity Ice Hockey Head Coach from 2005-2010. She has also served as the Masco Youth Hockey Mite 1 Assistant Coach for the 2017-18 season, the Masco Youth Hockey Learn to Skate Director 2017-present, and has served as a Masco Youth Hockey Board Member from 2017-present. Caroll is also a highly respected women’s hockey player in the Boston area. She played Girl’s Varsity Ice Hockey at The Hotchkiss School from 1990-1995, she then went on to play at Boston College from 1995-1999 and was inducted into the Women’s Beanpot Hall of Fame in 2012. Caroll will be a great addition to our Boston Americans staff with her level of coaching experience and skill.

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