Bantam AA '06 Head Brian Tucker
Brian is a Level 4 certified USA Hockey Coach and has been coaching youth hockey for over ten years at various levels from mites through bantams. He has over 40 years of hockey experience and continues to play today. This is Brian's fifth year with Compuware Youth Hockey. Brian's coaching style focuses on fundamentals, skill development, working hard, being a great teammate, learning life lessons, and having fun in the entire process.
2018 PeeWee A MAHA Champion
2018 PeeWee A LCAHL Playoff Norris Champion
2019-20 Season Yzerman Red Champion
Bantam A '07 Head Coach Matt Mitchell
Matt is a Level 4 certified USA Hockey Coach and has been coaching youth hockey for 20 years; 17 years as a head coach and six years as an assistant, and three years as head coach with the ‘02-03 AAA girls birth year. He has been both a parent and non-parental coach and has coached from learn to play hockey to the High School level. Matt is non-parental and his coaching staff’s philosophy is to develop hockey players to their highest capabilities and to help guide players to the level of hockey they desire. This is Matt’s 12th season coaching with Compuware Youth Hockey.
PeeWee AA '08 Head Coach John Brown
John began playing hockey at the age of three and grew up in a hockey family with both parents heavily involved with youth hockey administration and coaching. He was a member of the Lakeland Hawks travel teams for seven seasons before heading to Milford High School where he played at the varsity level for all four of his years in high school. John was recognized as a team captain as well as being named All-State, All-Conference and All-County during his High School career. He went on to play for the CSHL Metro Jets. He returned to Milford High School as an Assistant Coach where he remained for the next three seasons. John has worked at a number of hockey schools as an instructor and was also a registered Official (referee) for several seasons. John is a certified Level 3 USA Hockey coach. This is John’s third season coaching with Compuware Youth Hockey.
PeeWee A '09 Head Coach Tim Osburn
Tim has been playing and learning the game for over 40 years. Tim played four years of college hockey at U of M Dearborn (1986-1990). After college, Tim played for Sweden’s Sunne IK for a year. Tim has sixteen years coaching experience, will be non-parental, and is a Level 4 certified USA Hockey Coach. Tim has been coaching at Compuware since 2011 and has coached from mini-mites through Tier 1. In the 2018-2019 season, Tim coached the PeeWee Minors who played in the prestigious Quebec PeeWee Tournament.
Squirt AA '10 Head Coach - Lee Swallow
Lee grew up playing in the Compuware AAA program and went on to play Junior A hockey in the OJHL for the Milton Merchants and the St. Michael's Buzzers. After his junior career, he played NCAA D3 hockey for the Milwaukee School of Engineering where he enjoyed a successful four year career. A current USA hockey Level 2 certified USA Hockey Coach he brings a passion for teaching the game of hockey with a focus on skill development and skating.
Jim Nesich - Assistant Coach
Jim was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens and played nine minor league seasons scoring over 500 minor league points, mostly in the American Hockey League. He has spent over 20 years in the Compuware organization as a youth AAA player and a coach.
Squirt A '11 Head Coach Zach Palmer
Head Coach, Zach Palmer, played his youth hockey in the Oshawa Generals AAA program through his Minor Midget OHL draft year. He was selected to attend training camp for the U16 Team Ontario team for the Canadian Winter Games, along with playing on a select MHA team for summer showcase tournaments. Following his youth career, he attended the Hill Academy (Vaughan, Ontario), where he was selected as the first ever captain of the hockey program. He led the team to a winning record the first two years in the program’s history. As a 17-year-old, he then received an offer for a spot on the Aurora Tigers Junior A hockey team, in Ontario. Zach has coached goalie camps, as well as private lessons throughout his career. Coach Palmer also had a career in lacrosse; graduating from Johns Hopkins University in the top 20 all-time in scoring, and proceeded to play three years of professional lacrosse between Ohio and Minnesota. Zach is currently a Level 1 certified USA Hockey Coach and this is his second season at Compuware Youth Hockey.
Mite AA '12 Head Coach Mark Demmer
Mark is currently a Level 2 certified USA Hockey Coach, as well as a player and coach for over 30 years. Mark has several years experience coaching in the Compuware organization focusing on the ADM model for mini-mites and mites. In addition to coaching hockey, he has several years experience coaching other youth sports. Mark is dedicated to helping youth players grow on the ice and off it; and is driven to give back to the game of hockey which gave him so much over the years.
Mike has been involved with youth hockey for over 30 years as both a player and a coach. His playing and coaching experience includes all levels from LTP to Juniors. Mike is a Level 3 certified USA Hockey Coach that has been coaching both Tier 1(AAA) and numerous hockey camps the past few seasons. Mike coaches with a strong emphasis on fun and fundamentals.