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Coaches

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 Chi-Yin Tse, Hockey Coordinator.

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 2017-18 Coaches Applications Open

Oakland Bears Coaching Application 2017-18

If you are interested in applying for a 2017-18 Coaching Position please follow the instructions below:

1. Complete the Sharks Ice Employment Application (below) and attach a personal/coaching resume and email to Chi-Yin Tse

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 2017-18 Season & have completed the age-specific coaching module for the team they plan to coach. 

4.  USA Hockey Safesport Training Certified,

5.  Appropriate USA Hockey Coaching Level

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED OF ALL HIRED AND VOLUNTEER COACHES AT SHARKS ICE FACILITIES.

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.

8U & 6U (Birth Year 2009-10 & 2011-12)

If you are interested in Coaching or Volunteering please contact Chi-Yin Tse, Hockey Coordinator.

Rory Laczkowski

8U Coordinator & Head Coach

Chi-Yin Tse

Assistant Coach

John Canepa

Assistant Coach

Chris Brown

Assistant Coach

10UA/B/BB (Birth Year 2007-2008)

Eugene Murphy is the 10U Coordinator and Head Coach of the 10A team.  Head Coaches for the 10B & 10BB will be named after interviews have been completed.

Eugene Murphy

10U Coordinator & Head Coach

Rory Laczkowski

Assistant Coach

Marc Nixon

Assistant Coach

12A/B (Birth Year 2005-2006)

A Head Coach for the 12A/B team will be named after interviews are completed.

Chi-Yin Tse

Assistant Coach

Lauren Nutkevich

Assistant Coach

14A/B (Birth Year 2003-2004)

Chi-Yin Tse

Assistant Coach

12AA (Birth Year 2005-2006)

Chi-Yin Tse is currently the Hockey Coordinator and Head Coach of the 12AA Team.

Chi-Yin Tse

12AA Head Coach

Lauren Nutkevich

Assistant Coach

16AA (Birth Year 2001-2002)

Eric Adrian

Head Coach

Chi-Yin Tse

Assistant Coach

18AA (Birth Year 1999-2000)

Chris Linden

Head Coach

Mark Cornwell

Assistant Coach

Chi-Yin Tse

Assistant Coach