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Coaching Opportunities

We have multiple hockey programs available in addition to the Bears teams.  Several coaches also instruct our hockey classes and in house programs. Below is a general outline and you can click on the link to get more information about each of the programs:

Bears Head or Assistant Coaches: See information below or contact Derek Donald, Hockey Manager

Pre-Hockey and Hockey 123 Instructors

Sharks Ice Youth Hockey League - Oakland

Sharks Ice High School Hockey League

Our programs are USA Hockey Sanctioned and all coaches are required to have proper background screening and coaching credentials appropriate for the age and level you are coaching.

Oakland Bears 2016-17 Coaches Applications Open

Oakland Bears Coaching Application 2016-17

If you are interested in applying for a 2016-17 Coaching Position please follow the instructions below:

1. Complete the Sharks Ice Employment Application (below) and attach a personal/coaching resume and email to Derek Donald

2. A CAHA approved background check is required with your application and may take 7-10 business days to get your report.  You may not participate in any coaching capacities until your background check has been approved and you are on the CAHA APPROVED LIST  If you are not on the compliance list you will need to complete the mandatory background screening CLICK HERE FOR CAHA BACKGROUND SCREENING

3.  Must be USA Hockey Registered for the 2016-17 Season

4.  USA Hockey Safesport Training Certified,

5.  Appropriate USA Hockey Coaching Level

6.  USA Hockey Age Module completed by December 31, 2016 if required


All hired and volunteer hockey coaches must have a current USA Hockey membership and be screened through the California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) screening program prior to coaching. The CAHA online background screening program is performed in partnership with Acxiom Information Security Services (Acxiom). Following initial background checks, CAHA performs screenings of all coaches on a two-year cycle.

All other coaches performing services at Sharks Ice facilities, including skating coaches, are required to have an approved background check, including federal, state and county criminal history and notification of subsequent arrests. Sharks Ice performs its screening program through Employers Investigative Services (EIS).

For more information please contact Jon Gustafson, Vice President of Sharks Ice, by calling (408) 279-6000.

Mite 8U & Mini Mite 6U (Birth Year 08-09 & 10-11)

If you are interested in Coaching or Volunteering please contact Derek Donald, Hockey Manager

Rory Laczkowski

Mite Coordinator

Tad Koziel

Eddie Garcia

Mini Mite Coach

Derek Donald

Hockey Manager

MIDGET 18UAA (Birthyear 1998 & 1999)

Chris Linden

Head Coach

MIDGET 16UAA (Birthyear 2000 & 2001)

Derek Donald

Head Coach

SQUIRT TEAMS (Birth Year 2006 & 2007)

Eugene Murphy is the Squirt Coordinator and Head Coach of the Squirt A team.  Head Coaches for the Squirt B & BB will be named after interviews have been completed.

Eugene Murphy

10UBB & 10UB Head Coach

Lauren Nutkevich

Assistant Coach

Chi-Yin Tse

Assistant Coach

PEE WEE TEAMS (Birth Year 2004-2005)

Chi-Yin Tse is the Peewee Coordinator and Head Coach of the Peewee A Team.  A Head Coach for the Peewee B team will be named after interviews are completed.

Chi-Yin Tse

12UA & 12UB Head Coach