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​​​​​​hockey coaches 

The Pineville Falcons select coaches based on their USA Hockey credentials, coaching and playing experience, character, and commitment to youth hockey.  Please apply through our Employment page if you are interested in joining the Pineville Ice House and Pineville Falcons coaching staff.

Jared is the lead instructor for the Pineville Falcons and Pineville Youth Hockey League.  He coaches youth and adult hockey clinics at the Pineville Ice House.  Jared grew up playing AAA travel hockey in Michigan and finished with his high school team, Livonia Stevenson. He also coached travel hockey in Florence, Kentucky and has helped run hockey clinics for the Reebok and CCM Hockey company.​  Jared most recently coached the 2020-2021 14U Falcons AA team.



Coach Kevin Arvay grew up playing hockey in Rochester, NY at the AA and AAA level.  Kevin played Varsity High School Hockey at Fairport High School.  After graduation, he went on to play on West Virginia University’s Club team.  Kevin has been coaching both the Falcons and Pineville’s Youth League for multiple seasons.  In 2020-2021, Coach Arvay was the Head Coach for 12U Red.



Tony grew up in Charlotte, NC where he played travel hockey before attending Prep School in Michigan.  Tony attended Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan where Tony played on the Adrian College Bulldogs.  After college, Tony coached the UNCC Hockey Club along with Youth Hockey Camps and Clinics along with Travel teams in the Charlotte area.  Coach Tony was the Falcons 14U Red Assistant Coach in 2020-2021 and will be the Falcons 2021-2022 Off-Ice Coach.N/A



Bill played forward for Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, New Jersey; Merrimack College in the NCAA Division I Hockey East; and juniors with the New Jersey Rockets.  Bill captained his prep and junior teams, and his junior team claimed the Silver Medal at USA Hockey Nationals.  Bill’s coaching tenure includes over 20 years of head coach and development roles with the American Eagles, New Jersey Titans, Red Bank Generals, Hockey Tech International, SCE Hockey, Steel City Selects, and Next Level Hockey.  Bill has officiated hockey for 20 years for the ECHL and for the NCAA Division I,  WCHA and ECAC hockey divisions.  Bill has refereed multiple USA Hockey National Championships as well as conference and Frozen Four college championship games.  Bill’s league experience includes administrative and management roles with the ECHL, USHL and NHL.​  Coach Bill has been with the Falcons 16U age division for the last three seasons.




Coach Nick played high school and minor hockey in Canton, NY and Club Hockey at Castleton University.  He would later coach the Women's NCAA Div III team at his Alma Mater as they transitioned from a club team to varsity.  Coach Camp has worked for the Pineville Ice House since moving to Charlotte in 2006, serving as the Hockey Director from 2008-2019.  He has coached a Falcons Travel team as an assistant or head coach since the 2014-2015 season.




Jackson is a defenseman and currently plays for NCAA D3 Trine University in Angola, Indiana.  Before college, he played two seasons of Canadian Junior A hockey with the Toronto Patriots and the Aurora Tigers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League and the Nepean Raiders of the Central Canada Hockey League.  Jackson played prep school hockey for two seasons in the MPHL for Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh.  He played youth hockey with the Pineville Falcons through 16U.  Jackson coaches Pineville Youth League and Falcons Clinics when he is home from school over the summer and holiday breaks.

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Coach Russell started playing travel hockey in Raleigh, NC for RYHA Bantam B, Impact Midget A/AA, and Team Carolina Midget AAA.  In high school he played in the Suffolk PAL Junior B earning a national championship in 2009.  He has coached travel hockey in North Carolina for the Carolina Stars and Pro Hockey Schools.​​



Coach Grady is the power skating instructor for the Pineville Falcons Travel program. In addition, he also helps to coach the in-house teams and “Learn-to-Play” sessions. Grady grew up playing AAA hockey in Pittsburgh, eventually making his way to Shattuck St. Marys in the small town of Fairbault, Minnesota. Grady finished his competitive hockey career at Ohio University.  He has been coaching and officiating in Charlotte since 2016.




Coach Brandon has coached the Pineville Youth Hockey League since 2014.  He coaches youth and adult hockey clinics at the Pineville Ice House.  Brandon grew up in Michigan playing AAA travel hockey and Tier III Junior B level hockey in the CSHL.  Brandon has been a Head Coach for the Falcons at the 12U age level for the last two seasons.



Matt is a defensemen that played NCAA DIII ice hockey at Elmira College before transitioning to play pro hockey.  He played junior hockey in the National Collegiate Development Conference(NCDC) for the NJ Hitmen and Connecticut Junior Rangers. He finished his High School career playing two years of prep school Hockey at the Canterbury School in New Milford, CT.  Matt has been a member of the Pineville Coachig Staff since 2016 helping run camps as well as coaching in our Youth League. 




Mike played his Junior hockey in Canada prior to playing at the University of Miami (Ohio).  After college, Coach Mike signed his first pro contract with the St. Louis Blues where he spent a handful of seasons playing for their American League affiliates and the NHL club.  Mike went on to play in Europe in both the DEL and KHL leagues.  Coach Mike has been with Pineville for the last three seasons coaching Youth League and various clinics.

Coach Hayden grew up playing AA and AAA Hockey in Charlotte and played for the Team Carolina Jr. Team in the MJHL.  He has previously coached for the Falcons with teams and as a skill coach for over 4 years.  Hayden coached for TPH for 3 seasons as a skills coach and also has the opportunity to coach at the USA Hockey Development Camp at Kent State University.  Hayden founded PREform Hockey Inc, a skill development program where he has coached AAA, Prep School, Junior and Professional players.  Coach Hayden will be the 2021-2022 Falcons Skills Coach.




Coach Mike grew up playing travel hockey in Northern VA.  After high school Mike moved to Charlotte to attend UNCC where he played & coached the UNC Charlotte Roller hockey team. His coaching career started at the age of 13 as an assistant skills coach for his younger brothers travel team and for the last 20+ years he has coached hockey off and on at various skill levels & age groups from 8U to 18U.  Coach Mike will be the 2021-2022 10U Black Head Coach.




Andrew grew up in the Chicagoland area and played travel hockey for the Rockford Roadrunners.  During High School, Andrew played for the Orland Park Vikings AA team where he won a State Championship.  He went on to play Varsity Hockey for Lincoln-Way Central High School.  After High School, he finished his career playing club hockey for Eastern Illinois University.  After graduation, he was the head coach for the Kankakee Coyotes Squirt Travel team before moving to Charlotte in 2016.  Coach Andrew has been an Assistant Coach for Pineville Falcons 12U Black, 14U Red and 10U Black teams.




Member 2006 US Olympic Speed Skating Team - Torino Italy.  USA Speed Skating Team Member 2000-2006 & Lifetime Federation Member.  Coaching since 1999.  Beginner - Advanced Hockey & Speed / Power Skating Instructor.  Instruction of all ages and abilities of basic skating fundamentals.



Coach George grew up playing travel hockey in Northern Ontario and has been coaching at the Pineville Ice House for over 7 years. George has years of experience coaching both goalie specific and teams.  He has most recently been the Assistant Coach for the 2020-2021 Falcons 14U AA.
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Luke grew up playing rep hockey in southwestern Ontario and later moved on to play 6 years of junior hockey.  When his Junior career ended, he joined the Tavistock Braves Junior Hockey Club as an assistant coach and goalie coach for the 3 seasons before taking over as President in his final year with the club.  Luke has attended and instructed at multiple goalie camps and continues to provide individual goalie coaching and consulting lessons for squirt up to the junior level.


Coach Eric comes from Long Island, NY where he grew up playing AAA with the Long Island Royals and Freeport Arrows. Following his amateur years, he spent 1 year playing Junior B with the Arrows (IJHL) before attending Stony Brook University (D1 ACHA) and Farmingdale State College (D3 ACHA). Following his college career, Eric continued his passion for the game and started out as a volunteer for some learn to skate programs while gradually building up his clientele of now amateur/junior/ and college level hockey players.  In addition to working with players on Skill Development, Eric has been a Head Coach over the last 3 seasons in New York before moving to Charlotte in June of 2021.