Meet the Coaches

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Greg Austin

Director of Hockey
Greg Austin comes to Miami with a wealth of coaching experience, playing experience and hockey administration. Greg grew up playing in Nova Scotia, Canada and went on to play 2 years of JR A hockey and 4 years of Canadian University hockey at Acadia University. Over the last 25 years, Greg stepped into the hockey coaching world and has been a coach at the collegiate, youth A, AA, and AAA levels. Most recently, Greg has been the Director of Total Package Hockey's Center of Excellence in Indianapolis IN since 2016 and has been both a head coach and assistant with Tri-State Spartans 18U AAA team. Greg will coach our 14UAA team for the 21-22 season.


Kevin Ackley

Kevin Ackley

Senior Arena Director


Kevin played Jr. Hockey in the USHL with Fargo/Moorhead and the Chicago Steel. He developed into a DI player earning himself a scholarship to St. Lawrence University. Kevin played at SLU from 2001–2006 and started at Miami June 2006. He has coached ACHA Men’s hockey, high school and AAA hockey in the tri-state area along with overseeing Goggin Ice Center as the Senior Director.

“I am excited to begin this journey with Miami Youth Hockey. I feel we can have an impact on developing young people into great hockey players and more importantly great people. I am biased, but I believe young hockey players learn more life lessons through our game than any others.”


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Ryan Gayso

Assistant Director Ice Hockey Player Development

Ryan Gayso comes to Miami from Robert Morris University where he was their women's DI goalie coach for the 20-21 season. Ryan grew up playing AAA hockey in the Pittsburgh area and earned a spot on the Robert Morris University ACHA DI team. After a couple of years Ryan moved to Robert Morris University's NCAA team where he competed until graduation. After graduating Ryan moved onto work with Total Package Hockey as their goaltending coordinator and skills coach for their Center of Excellence out of Indianapolis. Ryan also coached at the AAA level at the 8U and 10U levels. Ryan will coach our 14UA team for the 21-22 season.


 

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Intern
Interns will help support the program and the coaches on the ice as well as assisting the players. Our interns all have playing experience beyond high school and typically have been involved in Goggin programming throughout their youth hockey career. On staff will be 1-2 interns rotating on two year appointments. These interns help coach Miami’s ACHA Men’s DII and Women’s DI & DII teams and are an integral part of the hockey staff. They also assist with the Miami Youth Hockey Jr. RedHawks Beginners, House and Travel programs.