MEET THE GUYS
Meet The Team
With years of hockey experience at the Junior, College, and Professional levels, Coast 2 Coast Player Development joined forces to help aspiring young hockey players become the best player they can be.
Founder and President
Rob grew up playing hockey in Manitoba/Saskatchewan, Canada. He played his junior hockey in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for the Melfort Mustangs. Rob earned a full scholarship to Lake Superior State University. He played pro hockey in the Central Hockey League for Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Odessa. Rob had a couple of short stints in the American Hockey League for San Antonio and Houston.
Rob now resides in San Antonio and is a Firefighter/ Paramedic. Rob has a extensive background in physical fitness and is a certified strength and conditioning trainer.
Rob is married to his beautiful wife Tricia, and has two children, Kylee and Kaden.
Co-Founder and Director of Business Development
Scott Grew up playing hockey in British Columbia, Canada. He played junior in the BCHL and earned a scholarship to Northern Michigan University. Scott played professionally for nine seasons in the ECHL, WCHL, CHL, and Europe.
He was also honored to serve as Captain and be named a league all-star at both the junior and professional levels.
Scott currently resides in San Antonio and works for the San Antonio Fire Department. He has extensive experience coaching hockey schools and off ice strength, skills, and conditioning training.
Scott is married to his wife Brea and has two daughters, Olivia and Camille.
Player Development / Mentor
Born in Barrie, Ontario, Burns spent the 2002-03 season with Brampton of the Ontario Hockey League after being selected by the Minnesota Wild in the first round (No. 20) of the 2003 NHL Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Wild on Oct. 8, 2003, against the Chicago Blackhawks, and scored his first NHL goal in his third game, against the Sharks.
The Wild saw Burns more as a defenseman than a forward. In 2006-07, Burns became the first NHL defenseman in four years to score overtime winners in back-to-back games; he did it on March 11, 2007, against the Colorado Avalanche and two nights later against the Vancouver Canucks.
Burns played all 82 games for the first time in 2007-08 and set a Wild record for defensemen with eight power-play goals. His 46 points (17 goals, 29 assists) in 2010-11 set a Wild single-season mark for defensemen and earned him his first trip to the NHL All-Star Game.
The Wild traded Burns to the Sharks on June 24, 2011, and he made his San Jose debut Oct. 8, 2011, against the Phoenix Coyotes. On Oct. 15, 2011, he scored his first goal for the Sharks in a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
The Sharks moved Burns to forward during the 2012-13 season, and he blossomed in 2013-14, scoring 22 goals and getting his first NHL hat trick against the Blues on Nov. 29, 2013.
San Jose returned Burns to defenseman in 2014-15; he scored 17 goals and finished tied for second among NHL defensemen with 60 points. Burns also won the NHL Foundation Player Award for outstanding charitable and community work.
He had a breakout season in 2015-16, finishing with 75 points (27 goals, 48 assists), then had 24 points (seven goals, 17 assists) in 24 Stanley Cup Playoff games to help the Sharks reach the Final for the first time since entering the NHL in 1991.
Burns was even better in 2016-17, piling up 76 points (29 goals, 47 assists) and becoming the first player in Sharks history to win the Norris Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top defenseman. He followed that with 67 points (12 goals, 55 assists) in 2017-18; and then had an NHL career-high 83 points (16 goals, 67 assists) in 2018-19, leading all defensemen in scoring while playing all 82 games for the fifth straight season.
NOTES & TRANSACTIONS
NHL Second All-Star Team (2016)
NHL First All-Star Team (2017, 2019)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Traded to San Jose by Minnesota with Minnesota's 2nd round pick (later traded to Tampa Bay, later traded to Nashville -- Nashville selected Pontus Aberg) in 2012 NHL Draft for Devin Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle and San Jose's 1st round pick (Zack Phillips) in 2011 NHL Draft, June 24, 2011.
Player Development / Skills Coach / Strength Coach
Pete played his minor hockey in Clifton Park, NY before heading to the Northwood School in Lake, Placid, NY to play Prep-School hockey for two years. He was then afforded the opportunity to join the Waterloo BlackHawks of the U.S.H.L where he won a Clark Cup Championship (USHL Champions).Upon completion of his 1 year junior career with Waterloo, Pete attended Boston University on a full athletic scholarship. As a part of the BU Terriers and coach Jack Parker, Pete was on 3 Beanpot championship teams and 1 Hockey East Championship team.
He was named to an All-Star team in each of his 4 seasons with BU, earned several team awards throughout his career, and finished his career with an All-American selection. Pete and his teammates also earned the right to participate in 3 NCAA tournaments.
Pete currently plays for the ECHL Adirondack Thunder and serves as the team's captain. This will be his 12th pro season and he has spent the majority of his career playing in the AHL, DEL (German Elite League) and the EBEL (Austrian Elite League).
During the offseason, Pete trains players ranging from 14u players all the way up to the professional ranks both on and off the ice. He has also worked several camps for USA hockey's select festival, primarily working with the 17u level.
Pete, his lovely wife Cristina, and their son William Robert currently reside in Saratoga, NY.
Michigan Mentor / Consultant
Greg grew up playing his youth hockey in the Detroit HoneyBaked organization. After that he went on to play two seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) for the Chicago Steel and Omaha Lancers. Following his junior career Greg played four years at Michigan State University where he was named captain in his junior and senior season. In his senior season Greg was recognized as a Big10 Honorable Mention for the All-Star Team. His biggest accomplishment was being named Michigan State's recipient of the Big10 Medal of Honor; awarded to one male and female for academic and athletic excellence. Greg graduated from Michigan State with a Bachelor's degree in Finance.
Following his college career Greg has played professional over the last 5 seasons in the AHL, ECHL and Europe. (Norway) Greg has a passion for the game and has embraced a development role in youth hockey. Greg owns his own skill development company Michigan Premier Hockey Development and runs camps and clinics in the spring and summer. Greg currently resides in Wixom, MI. with his wife Laura, son Hudson, and dog Bo. Greg enjoys spending time outdoors, golfing and hiking in his free time.
Midwest / Ontario Mentor / Consultant
Mark is a former professional hockey coach and player. He was the head coach for the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL from midway into the 2015–16 season until the end of the 2016–17 season. He was the head coach of the Fayetteville FireAntz of the Southern Professional Hockey League for the 2012–13 season and of the Brampton Beast of the Central Hockey League for the 2013–14 season. Mark brings a wealth of experience and is a great mentor.
Colorado Mentor / Consultant
Michael played minor hockey in Boulder, Colorado before attending Culver Military Academy to play prep-school hockey for three years. Upon graduation from Culver, Michael earned an opportunity to play for the Lincoln Stars of the USHL.
After two years in Lincoln, he was fortunate enough to commit to play division 1 hockey at Princeton University and be drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 7th round of the 2009 NHL Entry draft. While at Princeton, he earned First-team All Ivy and Second-team All ECAC awards and was nominated as a finalist for the league’s best defensive defenseman.After graduating from Princeton in 2013, Michael has played professionally for six seasons throughout North America, making stops with the AHL’s Binghamton Senators, Rochester Americans and Iowa Wild, and the ECHL’s Rapid City Rush, Adirondack Thunder, and the 2016 Kelly Cup Champions Colorado Eagles.Michael spends his off seasons in Erie, Colorado with his wife Sarah and their Klee Kai Husky Desna.
Goalie Mentor / Consultant
Drew is a native of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. His collegiate hockey was played at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN. He was the 2014-15 Division III National Player of the Year, 2014-15 MIAC Player of the Year, 2014-15 CoSIDA Academic All-American, and selected All-Conference three times. After a very successful career at St. Thomas, Drew moved on to the professional ranks, playing in the ECHL. As a coach, he has been working with goaltenders of all skill levels for over a decade. Drew’s dynamic coaching style and passion for goaltending make him a great teacher.
Chief Consultant / Mentor Michigan
Klem was born in Slovenia and grew up there playing hockey. When Klem was 15 he was a member of a Slovenian Junior National Team, earning the best defenseman of the World Championship. Every year there after he played for the Slovenian National Team and received many awards.
When he turned 18 years old he had an opportunity to play Junior Hockey in British Columbia, Canada. The following year he traded to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to the Melfort Mustangs. Klem earned a four year scholarship to Lake Superior State University.
Klem has experience coaching youth on and off the ice, as well as hockey schools, and is a great motivational-speaker and a hockey player with many years of experience.
East Coast / Canada - Mentor / Consultant
James was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He grew up playing minor hockey in Winnipeg, before attending Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. After two years at Notre Dame, James played five full seasons in the Western Hockey League, dressing for over 300 games between the Vancouver Giants and Moose Jaw Warriors. After the conclusion of his junior career, James skated for the University of Manitoba Bisons, earning CanWest Rookie of the Year and CIS All-Rookie honors. After his time with the Bisons, James signed an ECHL contract and has played more than 400 professional games, between the Stockton Thunder and Adirondack Thunder. James has been a Captain every where he has played and knows what it takes to be successful at every level of hockey. In 2018 James married his now-wife Ashley, and they have two dogs, Loki and Moose.
East Coast / Prep School Mentor / Consultant
Matt grew up playing his minor hockey in Providence, Rhode Island. He then played 3 years at Bishop Hendricken, a private Catholic High School in Warwick, RI. Matt opted to repeat his junior year of high school and spent 2 years at Tabor Academy in Marion, MA playing Prep-School hockey and furthering his education. He then took a sabbatical from his education to play junior hockey as a stepping stone into his collegiate career. He played one season for the Boston Bandits of the EJHL located in Bridgewater, MA. Matt was awarded an athletic scholarship and the opportunity to play division 1 collegiate hockey. He spent 4 years competing in the WCHA at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and captained the team his senior season. Matt currently plays professionally for the Adirondack Thunder in the ECHL and is entering his 4th professional season. He is an outstanding person and exceptional teacher/mentor to young players. He believes that players who focus first on the process of development instead of the destination, are more likely to reach their goals, and has a passion for helping players achieve peak performance. He has established a great network of contacts across North America and even Europe, over the course of his career.
East Coast Mentor / Consultant
Jimmy grew up in Framingham Massachusetts, playing metro hockey and in summer elite teams. He went to Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire, a junior prep boarding school when he was 15/16 years old. He then played out in Ann Arbor for the US national development Program where we won the U17 championship in Winnipeg (playing for national team) before moving on to play juniors in the QMJHL for the Halifax Mooseheads where he played in 2 president cup finals out of the 3 years he was there.
His hard work paid off in 2003 when he was drafted 4th round by the Atlanta Thrashers (Now Winnipeg Jets) turning pro as a 20 year old. After attending NHL development camps he went on to play 210 AHL games for the Chicago Wolves, Manitoba Moose, Rockford Icehogs and some one year of ECHL with Victoria Salmon Kings where he was named to the ECHL All 2nd team before my love of the game took me to Europe.
Playing with the Eisbaren Berlin for 5 seasons, he won 3 League Championships in a 3 years (DEL) and one European Cup in which he was awarded European Trophy Best Defenseman. He went on to play for the Wolfsburg Grizzlys and in total played in 5 DEL Final series winning 3 cups over a period of 8 years.
After being based in Europe for almost a decade, Jimmy decided it was time to retire and come home to work with the next generation to help them achieve their own goals and become the best hockey players they can be just like he tried to be over his career.
Goalie Mentor / Consultant
Sean grew up in Delta, BC and played midget hockey in the BCMML before carrying on to junior hockey with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL. In his second season with the Vees, he was a BCHL All-Star, named to Team Canada West, and named Tournament MVP at the World Junior A Challenge.
Following juniors, Sean played four years in the NCAA for Princeton, where he graduated with an engineering degree. He was named to the ECAC All-Academic Team all four years.
Sean has played professionally since 2014 in the SPHL, ECHL, and AHL. During the 2016/17 season, Sean set the SPHL records for minutes played in a single season, wins recorded in a single season, and lowest career GAA. He was named league MVP and Goaltender of the Year for 2016/17. He received the ECHL Goaltender of the Month award for January 2019.
Sean has assistant-coached at Pro-Formance Goalie Schools in Vancouver, BC in the offseason for many years, and is eager to pass on the things he has learned in a junior, college and pro career full of ups and downs.