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2022-23 Midget Staff
U18 Prep

Frank Golden

fgolden@jrwarriors.com

Frank is currently an NHL Scout with the Pittsburgh Penguins and brings over 20 years of coaching experience at the Junior Level, Midget Tier I and High School.  Frank has coached in the EHL, USPHL, AJHL as well as program director for Tier I National Bound Midgets. Over his tenure as a Junior Coach, Golden was a proud staff member of teams that collectively posted a 124-49-7 record.  Prior to coaching Juniors Frank was the Head Coach at North Reading High School where his teams went 92-49-26 and qualified for eight consecutive state tournaments. Golden played college hockey at the University of Southern Maine and resides in Reading, MA with his wife Claire and their three children, Kevin, Brooke, and Maura.

 

U18 Showcase - Gold

Frank Golden

fgolden@jrwarriors.com

Frank is currently an NHL Scout with the Pittsburgh Penguins and brings over 20 years of coaching experience at the Junior Level, Midget Tier I and High School.  Frank has coached in the EHL, USPHL, AJHL as well as program director for Tier I National Bound Midgets. Over his tenure as a Junior Coach, Golden was a proud staff member of teams that collectively posted a 124-49-7 record.  Prior to coaching Juniors Frank was the Head Coach at North Reading High School where his teams went 92-49-26 and qualified for eight consecutive state tournaments. Golden played college hockey at the University of Southern Maine and resides in Reading, MA with his wife Claire and their three children, Kevin, Brooke, and Maura.

 

U18 Showcase - Blue

Michael Clougherty

mclougherty@jrwarriors.com

Michael is one of three former VJW players on the staff.  Michael finished up his VJW career in 2019-2020.  He is currently a first year student at Boston College.  Michael main responsibilities includes preparing  video for our EHL team.  Michael also coaches the forwards.  

In addition to his Junior coaching responsibilities, Michael will be the Head Coach for our Split Season U18 Showcase team as well as a skills coach for VJW youth and NEHL youth.

Steve Mauiri

smauiri@jrwarriors.com

Steve is currently a resident of Middleton, MA. He grew up in Everett, MA where he played his high school hockey and went on to play at the collegiate level for Salem State College and later the University of Mass in Boston. He is a level 3 USA Hockey Certified coach and has been coaching at the youth level for the last 8 years as well as volunteering at Mass Hockey USA CCM High Performance Program for National Development Camps. Steve's philosophy fits right in with the Warrior Development model as he believes in teaching and developing players in a positive environment with an emphasis on competing and working hard.

U16 Prep

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 is currently the Head Coach for Austin Prep. 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 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.

Marc Griffin

mgriffin@jrwarriors.com

Marc Griffin returns to the Warriors for a tenth 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.

U15 Prep

Steve MacAdams

smacadams@jrwarriors.com

Steve MacAdams is entering his 12th 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.

Brian Ward

bward@jrwarriors.com

Brian Ward joined the Warriors for the 2017-2018 season as a head coach. Brian has a strong back ground in skating and skills development. He has coached in the Warrior program 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.