Boston Americans
2022-23 Coaching Staff
Boys Program Director, Skills Instructor

Steve MacAdams

Steve MacAdams is entering his fourth 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.


2015 Elite

Adam Stanieich

Adam is a local guy that grew up in Stoneham, MA and played his high school hockey at St. Johns Prep, where he played varsity his freshman and
sophomore years before going on to play 3 years of junior hockey for the Jr. Bruins (formerly of the EJHL) where he was voted team captain his last 2 seasons.
He then earned a Division 1 scholarship to play college hockey at Umass-Lowell (Hockey East).

Growing up, Adam was fortunate enough to play for and train with a lot of great coaches. He takes a lot of what he learned and applies it to his coaching style in developing young hockey players. Adam's belief of skating and skill development along with allowing his players to be creative and have fun coaching philosophy is a perfect fit for our Americans Development Module.


Adam currently lives in Lynnfield with his wife Meghan and three children: Jackson, Dylan, and Julian.



Kyle Segee

Kyle is a native of Revere, MA. He currently resides in Peabody, MA with his wife Ashley and three boys (Cameron, Connor & Colton).

Kyle had very successful Division 1 High School hockey career at Revere High School (1996-2000). He has extensive coaching experience at all levels of youth hockey including as an on ice instructor in the USA/MASS Hockey Player Development Series.

He is currently coaching Learn to Skate and multiple Elite level Mite teams. Kyle has a passion for teaching the game, developing skill and believes in creating a fun environment where his players love coming to the rink. Kyle will be a great addition to the Americans staff with a strong belief in our development model.


Derek Mosca

Derek is a native of Revere, MA.  He currently resides in Peabody, MA with his wife Andrea, son Luca and daughter Giuliana.  Derek began his career and played his youth hockey in Revere, and then moved on to have an outstanding High School career as a 4 year Varsity player for Revere High School from 1996-2000.

Derek experienced great success as a player and was a multi year selection as a GBL All Star and voted captain his senior year.  After Derek’s playing days were completed he then began his coaching career. Most recently he has been coaching in the Mass Bay Chiefs program at the Learn to Play, Mite Development, and most recently Mite Elite Program. Derek’s belief in skating and Skill Development, as well as his commitment to teaching the game in a fun and positive environment fits in perfectly with our programs Development model.



Joey Ryan

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.



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.



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.



Dave Vater

Dave is entering his fourth season with The Boston Americans as the 2009 Elite head coach. 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.


U14 Full Season

Don Collins

Don has been developing hockey players for over 20+ years from youth level through to the High School level. Don is a Level 4 Certified Coach with USA Hockey and understands the importance of developing kids and his expertise has placed several kids in Division 1 Colleges. During his playing career, he led the Saugus High Hockey Team to win 3 Northeast Conference Championships. Don was a Hockey Night In Boston elite prospect and went on to be a standout player and four-year Varsity Hockey Letterman at University of Connecticut, recipient of the 7th Player Award and ECAC All-Academic Team.

He was an assistant coach for the Saugus High Hockey Team while working as the Director of Skills for Bobby Orr & Gary Doak Hockey School. Member of the Wakefield Youth Hockey Board of Directors and has been a head coach for Wakefield’s Middle School Hockey Team. Don is going into his 2nd season as an assistant coach at Essex Tech High School and has been an assistant coach for the 2008 Boston Americans team for the past 2 seasons.

Don is the owner of Inside Edge training, an off-ice conditioning company that focuses on combining hockey functional conditioning (speed, power, strength) with hockey hands skills (stickhandling, shooting, passing) to achieve peak performance.


U16 Elite

Ralph Nichols

Ralph grew up in Woburn, MA. where  he attended and played his high school career at Woburn High and has been involved in playing, coaching, and refereeing hockey for over 30 years.

Ralph has coached all levels from instructional hockey thru the Midget and High School levels. Ralph was an assistant varsity coach at Matignon HS for 6 years and has most recently been an assistant coach for Austin Prep over the last 5 seasons. Ralph is a student of the game and believes in building a strong foundation
both as a player and person. He will be a great asset to the Americans organization.

U18 Elite

Linc Murphy

Linc Murphy is entering his 3rd season with The Boston Americans. He has over 15 years of coaching experience at the youth hockey and high school levels. He has developed a strong reputation for getting players ready to transition from youth hockey to high school hockey. He is currently the JV Head Coach at Austin Prep and is a level 5 certified coach with USA Hockey. He played collegiately at the University of Southern Maine.