Clint Mylymok – Head Coach & General Manager
Clint Mylymok is the club’s first head coach and general manager. Previously, Mylymok was the head coach and general manager of the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for four seasons.
Mylymok brings a wealth of hockey knowledge and experience to the Black Bears organization. Throughout his junior hockey coaching career, Mylymok has consistently developed players for the next level, advancing players to Canadian Major Junior and NCAA Division I. Coach Mylymok has also held various positions for Hockey Canada select teams including Head Coach of Team Saskatchewan U-16’s and as a scout for Team Canada U-17’s.
Kim Weiss – Associate Head Coach
Maryland native Kim Weiss is the first ever female coach of a North American Junior Hockey team. Kim comes to the Black Bears after nine seasons with The Washington Pride, one of the most respected AAA girls hockey programs in the U.S. Additionally, Coach Weiss is a member of the National Hockey League Coaches Association Female Coaches Program and has been a featured speaker in their Mentorship program.
Kim had a decorated college hockey career at Trinity College in Hartford, CT including being recognized with 1st Team All-American and NESCAC Player of the Year awards in 2011. Serving as team captain her junior and senior years, Kim led her team to the NESCAC finals and an NCAA tournament bid for the first time in program history. She was a four-time All-NESCAC recipient, and is currently the program’s all time leading scorer. Kim was also a finalist for the Laura Hurd Award as Div. III Player of the Year. Additionally, she was awarded the Trinity Club of Hartford Award, given annually to the top senior female athlete of the college voted on by her fellow athletes.
Coach Weiss is involved with USA Hockey’s Player Development Camps in the summer as well as their Coaching Education Program. Kim is a USA Hockey Level 5 certified coach and graduated from Georgetown Visitation School in Washington, DC.
Peter Leboutillier – Assistant Coach & Team Maryland Liaison
Pete has played at the highest level hockey offers these players (NHL) and we look forward to having him join our staff this season. He truly cares about the development of our players, on and off the ice, and will be able to share his experiences of what it takes to play at the highest level. He is an asset to the hockey community in Maryland, and only cares about helping kids attain their goals.
Jett Mahler – Assistant Director of Hockey Operations
Ryan Kosecki – Assistant GM, Scout
Ryan Kosecki has years of experience in the NAHL going all the way back to his playing days with the Soo Indians from 1996-1998. Ryan has spent the last two seasons coaching in the USHL with Muskegon and is currently the Head Coach for the Fox Motors ’05 AAA team. Kosecki is also the current Hockey Director for TPH Grand Rapids. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife, Megan and his two sons, Cooper and Harrison. This is Ryan’s first season with the Black Bears.
Russell Smith – Skill Development Coach
Russell specializes in the skill development of forwards and defensemen. Having played both positions professionally, he has intimate knowledge of the skill sets required for each position. To help shape a complete player; Russell focuses on game application of skills, the development of a full skill set, promoting situational awareness, along with tactics to succeed in various game situations. He helps players develop an understanding of the game, and the intricacies that are involved as they move to the next level of their careers. Through his fifteen years of coaching Russell has had the pleasure of working with and developing players, to include: members of USA Hockey’s Women’s National Team, NHL draft picks, Professionals, NCAA, ACHA, USHL, NAHL, and many others.
Mike Donnellan – Player Performance Coach
Mike Donnellan, from Baltimore, MD, is a former Prep, Jr A, Div 1 NCAA and Pro player. He played youth hockey in the Baltimore/DC metro area before attending Vermont Academy for high school where he played all four years at the varsity level. In his senior year, he led his team to the New England Prep Championship as team captain & was awarded All New England honors.
After Prep School, Mike played two years of Junior A Hockey in the EJHL (now USPHL) for the Green Mountain Glades in Burlington, VT and was named a League All Star his 2nd season. He committed to play Division I hockey for UMass-Amherst in the Hockey East Conference. At UMass, Mike played alongside several current NHL players including Winger Connor Sheary and Defensemen Matt Irwin from the Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers Defensemen Justin Braun, and Dallas Stars Defensemen Joel Hanley to name a few.
Mike played professionally on six teams in multiple leagues including the East Coast Hockey League and Southern Professional Hockey League where was the Captain of the Evansville Thunderbolts. In 2016 he was invited to the NHL’s Nashville Predators Main Training Camp, where he competed against some of the top players in the world.
Mike is the U15 Head Coach and Mental Performance Coach at Team Maryland. In the recent Black Bear Sports Group acquisition of Team Maryland, Mike was promoted to Director of Operations and U16 Head Coach.
Josh Fusco – Assistant Coach
Josh has plenty of coaching experience and is a certified level 4 coach with USA Hockey. Josh has held the title of Head Coach for the WBS Knights (EHL), WBS Knights (NA3HL), and Southlake High School (JV).
Over his playing career, Josh played five years of Junior Hockey, which led to a college career at Finlandia University (NCAA Division III). After college, he went on to play professionally in Europe and semi-professionally in various leagues around The United States.
Josh continues to work with elite NCAA Division I & III hockey players and coaches younger players individually with skill development and off-ice strength and conditioning programs.
Rob Broderick – Head Scout
Rob Broderick is the General Manager of the Mercer Chiefs hockey program and Ice Land Arena. Prior to his role with the Chiefs, Rob had served as President of the New Jersey Rockets, Managing Director of the Midget Program and Head Coach of U18 team for 14 years. He was the U.S. Scout for Ottawa Junior Senators in the CCHL for last 5 years.
Rob was drafted by and played for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL and he was captain of his ECAC hockey team his junior and senior years at SUNY Potsdam. Over the past fourteen seasons, his teams have averaged thirty wins per regular season and have made the playoffs every season in the AYHL and USPHL. Prior to joining the NJ Rockets, Rob was the head coach of Team Carolina, with that team being the first in the organization’s history to win the AAA Regionals.
Jeremy Dallow – Scout and Director of Camps
Jeremy is the Founder and President of SuperSeries AAA which is one of the largest operators of elite hockey tournament and showcases for 8 to 18 year-olds in North America. NHL players such as Clayton Keller, Matthew Tkachuk, Logan Brown and Victor Mete have all participated in SuperSeries events as well as countless players playing NCAA hockey and players currently in the USHL and NAHL. Additionally, Jeremy operates DHI Hockey, a subsidiary of SuperSeries which operates Elite Spring teams that travel to the top tournaments in North America and Europe. Jeremy is also the Vice President of the Black Bears’ USHL affiliate, the Youngstown Phantoms, Executive Director of the Jersey Shore Wildcats Hockey Club and holds an advisory role with the Mercer Chiefs AAA Hockey Club and Black Bear Sports Group, Inc.
Jason Wolfe – Goalie Coach/Scout
Jason Wolfe is the first Maryland-born goaltender to play in the professional ranks. Jason graduated with honors from Merrimack College with degrees in Psychology and Business Administration. After graduation, Jason immediately turned to the pro rank by signing with the LA Kings affiliate, the Reading Royals. Jason spent 8 years in the professional hockey playing in the LA Kings, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, and Anaheim Ducks organizations, as well as playing one season for Manchester England in the English Elite League. Upon retirement, he founded Wolfe Hockey Development consisting of two “real ice” training centers and moving on over 100 regional players on to the college and pro ranks. Wolfe also serves as a Goalie Coach to Team Maryland EHL and a scout for the Youngstown Phantoms.
Cliff Graziano – Scout
Coach Cliff Graziano graduated played four seasons of hockey at Penn State and graduated in 1995. After graduation, he received a tryout in the Detroit Red Wings Association and went on to play briefly with the Red Wings’ affiliate, the Jacksonville Bullets.
Coach Graziano has been coaching hockey since 1995. He is a USA Hockey certified Advanced Level 4 coach and is in the process of attaining the Level 5 Masters certification.
Tim Chase – Scout
Tim Chase is a scout based out of the Princeton, NJ area and General Manager for the New Jersey Stars youth hockey club. Hailing from Michigan, Tim won a New England Prep School Championship with Tabor Academy and was drafted in the 7th round of the 1988 NHL draft by the Montreal Canadians. After Tabor, he went on to play at Brown University for 4 seasons. He then signed with Montreal halfway through his senior year and played 6 seasons in the AHL, IHL, ECHL and briefly in Europe.
After hockey, he began a career in business as a trader at various hedge funds from 2000 to 2017. In 2017 he left the trading business to become the Director of Hockey at Pro Skate and GM of the NJ Stars travel hockey organization.
Chris Barcless – Scout, Mercer Chiefs Director
Chris Barcless is Mercer Chief’s Hockey Director and U16 National Coach. Chris is a USA Hockey Level 5 certified coach who boasts 18 years as a AAA boy’s hockey coach and is a well-known instructor. Chris most recently was the head coach of Pee Wee Minor, Bantam Minor, and U16 National teams. His teams have participated in the national championship tournament four times since 2000 and he has also served as head coach at Hightstown High School and Princeton Day School capturing eight State championships. Chris’ playing experience includes the Little Flyers and Rockets Youth, New Hampton Prep, Geneseo State University, where he was captain of the Ice Knights, and professionally in Europe. Chris is a lead instructor for Learn To Play and skills development clinics at Iceland.