Valley Jr. Warriors
2020-21 Coaching Staff
Boys Program Director, Skills Instructor

Steve Macadams

smacadams@jrwarriors.com

Steve MacAdams is entering his 9th season as Player / Program Director with the Warriors. 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 our '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.

 

Skills Instructor

Bill Pappas

bpappas@jrwarriors.com

Bill Pappas is one of the most highly regarded hockey coaches in Massachusetts over the past decade and has been involved in the development of a plethora of NCAA Division 1 and NHL players over that 10 year period. Bill was instrumental in the success of the ’97 VJW team that advanced to the USA Hockey Nationals 3 times (2009-2014) and boasts 3 NHL 1st & 2nd Round Draft Picks.

Bill has also been key to the revitalization of the Austin Prep Hockey Program. Over the past 5 seasons Austin Prep has captured multiple CCL Titles and appeared in multiple Super 8 Tournaments. Bill is currently the Head Coach for Austin Prep as well as the Assistant coach for Valley Jr Warrior U-18 and 02 Elite squads. Bill has been with the VJW program as a defensive coach since 2006. As a player Bill is a former standout at Malden Catholic, New Prep and Westfield State.

 

Mite Program
Mite Program Director

David Breen

dbreen@jrwarriors.com

The Valley Jr. Warriors are proud to announce the addition of David Breen as the Mite Program Director for the 2020-21 season.  Breen is the President of Micro Ice Training Centers in North Andover, which specializes in youth player development.  Over the years David has become recognized as one of the top skating and skills instructors in Massachusetts, with over 18 years of experience at Dynamic Skating and Micro Ice.  Breen will now also become a key member of the Jr. Warrior Development Program.

David has coached at the NCAA Division I level at Merrimack College and currently Bentley University, as well as an former assistant coach at Curry College and Phillips Academy Andover. Breen grew up locally in North Andover and played for the Valley Jr. Warriors in the Eastern Junior Hockey League.  David went on to play at both Merrimack College and Trinity College.

 

2013 Elite

Mike Fonzi

mfonzi@jrwarriors.com

Mike grew up in a Boston hockey family and start playing at 4 years old for his father, who was then coach and president of Everett YH. Mike went on to play Elite hockey in the Mass Select League at both the youth and midget level, finishing his youth career with the Boston Bulldogs. Mike was a standout for Everett High playing as a true freshman and later selected for the HNIB Allstars. Fonzi went on to play his Junior Hockey for the Mass Mariners.

Mike’s love for the game has led him into coaching including assistant coach with Jr. Warrior ’07 for the past 2 seasons and now head coach for the 2013 Jr. Warriors. Mike lives in Southern New Hampshire with his loving wife and 2 boys and runs his own excavation business working in and around the Boston area.

 

 

2012 Elite

Steve Harb

sharb@jrwarriors.com

Steve was considered one of the top local hockey prospect in the late 1980s from North Andover and went on to play NCAA DI hockey at Dartmouth College. 

Harb grew up in North Andover and played his youth hockey for the North Shore Raiders of the MBHL. During his time at North Andover High School, Steve was a three-year captain, two year all-league selection, league MVP and Division 2 Co-Defensive MVP before attending and playing at Dartmouth.

Steve has coached youth hockey, soccer and basketball over the past seven years and coached at the mite level for three years with Haverhill Youth Hockey and Micro Ice. Steve enjoys working with younger players and is committed to developing each player while fostering a positive team environment. Steve is an attorney and has worked for a Boston based insurance company for the last 15 years. He currently resides in Haverhill, MA with his wife and two children.

 

2011 Elite

Chris Szymanski

cszymanski@jrwarriors.com

Chris was born and raised in Billerica, MA where he played his youth and high school hockey for Billerica and Lowell Junior Chiefs. He attended the University of Massachusetts where he continued his playing career with their Club hockey team. His love of the game still has him playing competitive hockey in various leagues and Pond Hockey Tournaments. In addition to hockey, Chris’s competitive nature drives him to competing in Spartan competitions and in 2016 came in 20th in the Infinitius endurance race, a 66 mile trail race finishing under 22 hours. Chris holds his USA Hockey Level Two Certification in coaching. He has coached in the Andover Youth Hockey program from mite development through Squirts for the past five seasons. Chris resides in Andover, MA with his wife and three boys who all play hockey.

 

2011 Select

We are currently reviewing all coaching applications for the 2013 team.  If you would like to be considered as either a head or assistant please click the link below.

 

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2010 Elite

Marc Griffin

mgriffin@jrwarriors.com

Marc Griffin returns to the Warriors for a sixth straight season. Griffin is a North Shore native and a former VJW player. A resident of North Reading, Griffin grew up playing for both Triton Youth Hockey and the Warriors. Upon graduating from Austin Prep High School, Griffin went on to play at Bentley University and became captain of the 1998 team. After college Griffin was an assistant coach on the VJW Junior team and has coached with the North Reading Youth Hockey program.

 

2010 Select

Chris Laird

claird@jrwarriors.com

Chris is returning to the Warriors 10 Select team for the 2nd year and is taking over the head coaching duties this year. He played high school hockey at Central Catholic before attending Merrimack College. Prior to joining the Warrior program, Chris coached Triton Youth Hockey. His philosophy is centered on developing players in a positive environment and focuses on working hard while having fun. He currently lives in Rowley with his wife and two children.

 

2009 Elite

Phil Mericantante

pmericantante@jrwarriors.com

Phil Mericantante, a resident of North Reading, returns to the Warriors for his fourth season as head coach of the 09 Elite team. He played high school hockey at Matignon, winning a state championship in 1993, before attending Stonehill College. Prior to joining the Warrior program, he coached North Reading Youth Hockey.

 

2009 Elite Assistant Coach

Scott Bradford

sbradford@jrwarriors.com

Scott Bradford joined the Jr. Warrior organization three years ago as an assistant coach for the 2009 Elite team. Scott grew up in Calgary, Alberta and played Junior Hockey for the Calgary Canucks from 1991-93. Scott was a highly touted Division 1 prospect coming out of the Alberta Junior Hockey League and chose to play for the Brown University Bears from 1993-97. Bradford was awarded the Charles A. Robinson Memorial Trophy during his senior season at Brown University. Prior to joining the VJW program Bradford coached at the Tier I & Tier II in Massachusetts.

 

2009 Select

Ken Madill

kmadill@jrwarriors.com

Ken Madill grew up in Medford MA where he played youth hockey and continued playing as an adult in various men's leagues. He now resides in Georgetown MA with his wife and 2 children. Ken holds a USA Hockey Level Three Certification in coaching. In the past, Ken served on the Danvers Youth Hockey Board of Directors, and has coached Mites through PeeWees for over seven years. His philosophy promotes individual skill development, team work, and helping each player achieve their personal goals.

 

2008 Elite

Scott Bradford

sbradford@jrwarriors.com

Scott Bradford joined the Jr. Warrior organization a year ago as an assistant coach for the 2009 Elite team. Scott grew up in Calgary, Alberta and played Junior Hockey for the Calgary Canucks from 1991-93. Scott was a highly touted Division 1 prospect coming out of the Alberta Junior Hockey League and chose to play for the Brown University Bears from 1993-97. Bradford was awarded the Charles A. Robinson Memorial Trophy during his senior season at Brown University. Prior to joining the VJW program Bradford coached at the Tier I & Tier II in Massachusetts.

 

2008 Select

PJ Barnaby

pjbarnaby@jrwarriors.com

Bio Coming Soon!

 

2007 Elite

Brian Ward

bward@jrwarriors.com

Brian Ward joined the Warriors for the 2018-2019 season as the head coach of the 2007 Elite team and is now heading into his second season. Brian has a strong back ground in skating and skills development. He has coached at the Mite level for the past six seasons. Brian played at Plymouth High School and went on to play four years at Saint Anselm College. A practicing Attorney, Brian lives in Melrose with his wife and three children.

 

2007 Select

Joe Harb

jharb@jrwarriors.com

Joe Harb returns to the Warriors for a sixth season after serving as both a skills instructor and assistant coach of the 2004 and 2007 teams. Joe grew up in North Andover Ma playing in the North Andover Youth Hockey program. A standout and team captain in both hockey and football at North Andover High School, Joe has over 16 years of coaching experience in both sports while coaching at Methuen High School, North Andover High School, and in the Methuen Youth Hockey, Timberlane Youth Football, and Atkinson Youth Baseball/Softball programs. Joe focuses on instilling confidence in his players while emphasizing the importance of success both academically and athletically. A level 3 certified USA Hockey Coach, Joe is the Science Curriculum Coordinator for the Methuen Public Schools and owner of Perennial Landscaping in North Andover Ma.

 

U14 Half Season

Marc Griffin

mgriffin@jrwarriors.com

Marc Griffin returns to the Warriors for a seventh straight season. Griffin is a North Shore native and a former VJW player. A resident of North Reading, Griffin grew up playing for both Triton Youth Hockey and the Warriors. Upon graduating from Austin Prep High School, Griffin went on to play at Bentley University and became captain of the 1998 team. After college Griffin was an assistant coach on the VJW Junior team and has coached with the North Reading Youth Hockey program.

 

U14 Full Season

Scott Halecki

shalecki@jrwarriors.com

Scott joins the Warrior organization this year to work with the U14 Full Season team.  He grew up in Andover playing in the Metro Boston League before attending Pingree School. Scott is a former Instructor at Paul Vincent's Dynamic Skating and is a USA Hockey Level 3 certified coach. Scott played his college hockey at SUNY Oswego and now resides in Middleton. He has been coaching Elite/Tier 1 hockey for the past 10 years at the '02 and '06 levels. Scott is passionate about developing young hockey players both on and off the ice in preparation for their high school careers.