Our Current and Past Staff
Coach Plummer has an extensive background in hockey coaching and player development and has established himself as an accomplished leader in the state. Over the past 30 years Coach Plummer has mentored some of the best athletes in New Hampshire and remains steadfast in developing the Seacoast hockey community through player development and setting a good example - both on and off the ice. During this long career he has had the opportunity to coach and help develop a number of players that went on to play college at the Division 1, 2 and 3 levels. He specializes in teaching the game and developing youth hockey players ranging from 6 – 21. His unique methods and his innate ability to teach, whether it is one on one or in a small group sets him apart. Coach Plummer has spent 10 years working numerous hockey camps spanning over three states.
Head Coach St Thomas Aquinas High School – Division 1 Coach – 16+ years
Coached a number of Tier 1 youth teams to State, and NE Regional Championships.
Skill Director and on ice practice coach for the Seacoast Spartans. – 4 years
NH High School Hockey Coaches Association President – 6 years
NH High School Hockey Division 1 Coach of the Year
Foster’s Daily Democrat High School Hockey Coach of the Year
NH High School All Star game Coach – 3 years
NH High School Make a Wish Game Coach. – 2years
Former ARA Certified Fitness Trainer
Provided Hockey Consulting Services to Junior teams
CHRIS PLUMMER Co-Director
Chris grew up on the Seacoast and played his youth hockey for the Seacoast Spartans and Dover Youth Hockey. While playing youth hockey Chris was selected to the New Hampshire Select team for ages 12,14,15,16,and 17. Chris was also a member of 6 Tier 1 NH State Championship Teams while playing youth hockey. In 2001 Chris played for the Seacoast Midgets who was one of 12 teams across the country to go on to the National Tournament in Colorado Springs, CO.
He continued his playing career playing 3 years of hockey at St. Thomas Aquinas. As a junior at St. Thomas Chris tied for the NH Division 1 regular season scoring title and was also the first player to break the 50 point mark in a single season since St. Thomas petitioned to be Division 1. Chris was selected as a Captain his senior year.
While at St. Thomas he received the following accolades;1st team All-State 2002, 2001 and 2002 Foster’s Daily Democrat Dream Team, 2001 Portsmouth Herald Winter Athlete of the Year, 2nd player in St. Thomas history to become member of 100 point club, and 2002 Make A Wish All Star Game MVP.
After a successful high school career, Chris moved on to play junior hockey with the Laconia Leafs. Chris was selected as the captain of the team and help lead them to a league championship. The team attended the National Championship Tournament in Minnesota. Chris lead the IJHL in scoring as a defensemen. After junior’s Chris moved on and played college hockey at Salem State College.
Chris started his coaching career after college in 2005. Chris was an assistant coach with the Salem Ice Dogs, a junior hockey team. Chris accepted role of head coach at St. Thomas Aquinas in 2006. Chris coached St. Thomas for 3 years where in his first year he was selected as the NH Division 1 Coach of the Year. After leaving St. Thomas, Chris came back to coaching at the youth hockey level where he is still currently coaching.
Mark Farringdon- Skating Development Instructor
Coach Farrington comes to us with years of high level skating experience. Coach Farrington extremely successful skating career consisted of being a UK National Competitor in 1982-1986 in the Welsh Junior and Senior Championship. Coach Farrington starred in CBS production of Wizard of Oz on ice as the lead role of The Cowardly Lion. Coach Farrington continued with his skating career from 1988-1999 as a principal performer with Walt Disney’s world on ice performing in 5 different shows during that time. Coach Farrington then continued his career and love for skating with teaching. In 1999 Coach Farrington took on a roll as a Professional Power Skating coach for Mites thru Collegiate players. Coach Farrington he been the Director of Skating and Programming from 2007-2017 at The Rinks at Exeter, NH. In 2017 Coach Farrington became the Director of Skating Skills for The United States Performance Academy at The Rinks at Exeter, NH. We are excited to have Coach Farrington teaching all ages of skaters for us.
Mark will be instructing during the August Camp.
Wayne Sheehan - Instructor
Coach Sheehan has been involved in ice hockey coaching and league management at the high school and junior levels for over twenty years; consistently helping players develop opportunities to move up to junior, college and professional hockey. As a Junior Hockey League Commissioner, Wayne transitioned a 13-team league in the northeast into the North American Hockey League family with a direct impact on hundreds of young men as they pursued the dream of playing college hockey.
Current Head Coach - Saint Thomas Aquinas High School.
Former Head Coach - Kodiaks Junior Program
Former Head Coach – Somersworth High School
NH High School Division 3 Coach of the Year
USA Hockey Level 4 Certified Coach
Wayne played his college hockey at Worcester State University and holds a Master’s Degree in Education
Coach Sheehan brings his playing & coaching experience to life with creative practices and skill building. As a retired law enforcement executive, Coach Sheehan teaches players about self-discipline, leadership and having passion for the game, excelling through drive and determination.
Tyler Briand- Goalie Instructor
Coach Briand played his high school hockey for Dover High School. While at Dover High Briand was a selected to the Allstate team and was selected to play or Team NH in the senior Make a Wish All star game. Coach Briand continued his career playing goal for Southern New Hampshire University. While at SNHU he helped lead the team as an assistant captain. While playing at SNHU, Coach Braind received recognition and was selected to the NECHA all star game. After playing collegially Coach Briand followed his love of the game moving on to coaching in the Mass Hockey League instructing adult goalie clinics. Coach Braind is currently the Dover High School Hockey goalie coach.
Brendan Sullivan- Instructor
Coach Sullivan played high school hockey at St. Thomas where he was a captain his senior year. Coach Sullivan went on to play for the Laconia Leafs Jr. program where he was a captain of the team there also. He then went on to play hockey at Ole Miss. Coach Sullivan returned to the game of hockey as a youth hockey coach.
Matt Harnish- Instructor.
Coach Harnish grew up playing hockey for Dover Youth Hockey and the Seacoast Spartans. Coach Harnish played high school hockey at St. Thomas where he was a captain while there. He then moved on and played Jr. hockey with the Boston Bulldogs. Coach Harnish then attended St. Anselm College where he played 4 years of club hockey there and was also a captain during his time there. After graduating St. Anselm Coach Harnish continued to have an influence on the game of hockey by moving into a coaching position with the St. Anselm Club team. Coach Harnish has also been moved into coaching youth hockey on the seacoast.
Trevor Cherry- Goalie Instructor
Coach Cherry grew up on the Seacoast and played hockey at Portsmouth High School where he was the team MVP all four years. He then moved on and played Junior hockey for the Laconia Leafs where he was selected for the IJHL All-Star team. He was also the backbone in net that lead the team to a league championship and a berth in the National Championship tournament. Coach Cherry continued his hockey career playing college hockey at Plymouth State University. Coach Cherry then started coaching local goalies at area hockey camps. He is currently the goalie coach for St. Thomas Aquinas.
MORE COACHES BIOS TO COME
Coaches and Instructors will vary from session to session