NYA Prep Hockey Coaching Staff
NYA Boys Prep Hockey Head Coach
2019-20 is Coach Warde’s second season leading the NYA boys team. His team won the Holt Conference Championship in 2018-19. A native of Rockport, MA, Coach Warde comes to NYA after five years as the director of hockey and head junior coach at Bridgton Academy in North Bridgton, ME. The fifteen years prior to his post with the BA Wolverines, he coached and recruited from high school to the NCAA Division I level. He held assistant coach and head recruiter positions with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, University of Alabama-Huntsville, and Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. Prospective students-athletes may contact Coach Warde.
NYA Girls Prep Hockey Head Coach
2019-20 is Coach Navrat’s third season heading up the NYA girls hockey program. The girls had a record number of wins in 2018-19. Navrat, originally from the Czech Republic, came to America in the early 90’s to play at Westminster School in CT. He went on to play at the University of Vermont, participating in the Frozen Four in 1996. He served as manager and NHL agent to University of Vermont teammate and former Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas. He is the director of Navrat Performance, training hockey players worldwide. His focus now is on raising Panther girls ice hockey to the forefront of the league ranks. Prospective student-athletes may contact Coach Navrat.
NYA Girls Assistant Coach
2019-20 is Coach Corrales’ third year as NYA assistant coach. She is a recent graduate of the University of New England. While at UNE, she played ice hockey for four years, while majoring in sports management with minors in coaching and business. Emily has been coaching for over eight years, including The Connecticut Northern Lights, West Hartford Youth Hockey league. Most recently, Emily coached with Biddeford High School in their 2016-17 season. In addition to coaching at NYA, Emily is also the head coach for UNE’s Women’s Club Hockey program
NYA Boys Assistant Coach
Coach Meagher was the Head Coach for the Bowdoin College Men’s Ice Hockey for 33 years. Meagher stepped off the Bowdoin Polar Bear’s bench in 2016. He ranks sixth all-time in NCAA Division III total victories with a 529-245-54 (.671) record. This includes two NESCAC and two ECAC Championship titles. He qualified the Polar Bears for the NESCAC Championship every year it existed while he was there. Prior to the conference, Meagher brought the team to eight ECAC Championship games. This is his second year working with the Panthers.
NYA Girls Assistant Coach
Prior to joining NYA, Coach Woodworth was a goalie on the UVM club hockey team and spent two years with the Division I UVM Women’s varsity team – first as a team manager, covering stats and video, and then as a full-time Equipment Manager. After UVM, coach Woodworth continued goalie skills development coaching at Navrat Performance Hockey Camps, and worked as an assistant coach for the Burlington Colchester Girls High School team in Vermont. He was also the leading goaltending instructor for the Saint Albans Skating Association. Coach Woodworth graduated from the University of Vermont in 2015 with a degree in statistics. 2019-20 will be Coach Woodworth’s second year with the Panthers.
NYA Strength & Conditioning Coach
Shelby has worked with hundreds of hockey players ranging from youth through professional. His program conditions the complete athlete through his custom 4-phase training system which enhances movement patterns. He holds an MS in Exercise Science with a concentration in Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention from California University – Pennsylvania. He holds a Performance Enhancement Specialist Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and his Level 2 Youth Conditioning Specialist Certification from the International Youth Conditioning Association.
NYA Goalie Coach
2019-20 is Coach Couturier’s fifth year as NYA’s Goalie Coach for both the girls and boys programs, JV, and varsity. Prior to his time at NYA, Coach Couturier was an assistant coach for various Casco Bay Youth Hockey teams and was the Goalie Coach for Hampden Academy. He has been an instructor at the Black Bear Hockey Camps and, in 2015, founded ProForm Goalie Development, a company dedicated to helping goaltenders at any level hone their skills.