2019-20 Boys Coaching Staff
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.
U18 Elite Half Season
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
Bio coming soon.
U15 Elite Half Season
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 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.
U14 Elite Full Season
Anthony grew up in Andover, MA where he played his youth hockey with the New England Moose (Super Skills hockey) then moved on to play Major Junior hockey in Canada. Anthony continued to hone his skills as a Premier Defenseman in Canada while playing in the Maritimes Jr A Hockey League with New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, where he won the Eastern Canadian Cup. His determination for excellence, on and off the ice, raised his level of play to the result of three entry level opportunities in the NHL. Tony was able to play in The Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, and Washington Capitals organizations. The final years of his career were played in the East Coast, Southern Pacific, and Federal Hockey Leagues. Anthony is excited to join the Americans organization, his philosophy falls in line with our curriculum. My goal is to develop the skills and mindsets of up and coming hockey players; get them prepared for the next level. Not only on the ice but off the ice too. “There is more to this game then just what you do when everyone is watching, it’s what you do when no one is looking that gets you to the next level.”
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Mite – Red
Joey grew up in Malden, MA. At age 16 he moved up to Quebec City to play for the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he lived with and played for NHL Hall of Famer, Patrick Roy. Joey was a member of the 2006 Memorial Cup Championship Team where he played alongside current NHL stars Marc Edouard Vlasic of the San Jose Sharks and Alexander Radulov of the Dallas Stars. Joey was also drafted in the 2nd round of the 2006 NHL draft, #46 by the LA Kings. Joey now lives in Peabody, MA with his wife and three children. Joey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Americans coaching staff.