The Loudoun Knights are pleased to announce that Mike O’Brien will coach the 2020 Loudoun Knights 12U team. Originally from Dartmouth, NS, Canada, Mike is a lifetime player, coach, and student of hockey. From his youth hockey days to the present he has played hockey for 43 consecutive years and most recently has put a tremendous amount of focus and energy into coaching youth hockey in MD.
Mike currently resides in New Market, MD and has two boys Thomas (14) and Teddy (11) who share his passion for the game of hockey and currently play travel at the Pee Wee and Bantam level. Mike has 7 years of coaching experience with Frederick and Hagerstown and has been a lead instructor at numerous skill development clinics in our region. Last season Mike was the assistant coach working alongside Craig Desjarlais who will be the Head Coach for the Loudoun Knights 2010 Birthyear team this coming season.
Mike is currently a Level 4 Certified USA Hockey coach and was scheduled to get his Level 5 this summer in Minneapolis before it was cancelled due to Covid-19. He regularly attends USA coaching programs both in person and online to stay current with the game. Mike’s coaching style is full commitment to player development, allowing players to be creative and play the game at a high tempo.
“Mike is the most dedicated youth hockey coach I have ever worked with, offers Knights new Development Director Craig Desjarlais. “I grew as a coach by watching his preparation and attention to detail. Mike constantly wants to learn and improve as a coach; hockey is his true passion in life.”
Please join us in welcoming Mike and his family to the Loudoun Knights!
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