Coaches

We’ve assembled proven and established coaches & training professionals who specialize in and are committed to coaching their respective age groups.  They achieved success in their own careers and have demonstrated excellence in both teaching skating & hockey skills and in coaching competitive hockey teams.

Devin Edgerton & Darius Souza | Bantams

Devin, a former professional hockey player from Saskatchewan, Canada, established countless relationships with NHL players, coaches and scouts as well as developers from Easton, CCM, Bauer and Warrior throughout his 17-year pro career. Devin played junior hockey with the Humbolt Broncos and turned professional in 1991. Devin spent the next two seasons playing in the East Coast Hockey League followed by 3 years the IHL. In 1996 Devin left North America to spend the remainder of his career in the Europe. He moved to the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga in 2006 with EC VSV where he played two season before retiring in 2008. Devin accrued over 800 points in his 17 year career.

Coach Darius grew up playing for the Providence Capitals before playing two years at LaSalle Academy and eventually playing in the USPHL for the South Shore Kings. Darius was a four-year member of the ACHA Division II Sacred Heart hockey team and currently serves as a coach for Darien Youth Hockey Association.

Corey Badeau | Peewees

Badeau, currently head coaching DYHA and Darien High School’s JV hockey program, was a 4-year varsity hockey player at Woonsocket High School and an All-State Defenseman in his junior and senior years.  He went on to play 4 years of club hockey at Sacred Heart University where he won two NECHA Conference Championships in 2013 and 2014.

Chris Furtak | Squirts

Chris Furtak is the head coach of DYHA’s Squirt AA team and has been coaching youth hockey successfully in Fairfield County for over a decade. Chris grew up in Fairfield County, played youth hockey for New Milford Youth Hockey. Played for New Fairfield Immaculate, then went on the play hockey for Manhattanville College and UCONN. For 4+ seasons Furtak was the Assistant Coach for New Canaan High School.

John Miserendino | Mites

John is the head coach for DYHA’s Mite A team. John currently serves as the Director of Hockey Operations at Twin Rinks as well as the Mite Development Coordinator for Darien Youth Hockey. Formerly the head coach of Wilton High School’s Boys Varsity team, John has a USA Hockey Level 4 coaching certification, and has served as Director of Youth Hockey at the SONO Ice House, as well as lead instructor for the New York Rangers assist program.

Jordan Brickner | Girls Teams

A native of the Chicagoland area, Jordan attended Hotchkiss School where she played four seasons for the Bearcats, as well as the Mid Fairfield CT Stars. Jordan played 2 seasons at Colgate followed by 2 at the University of Wisconsin. After a successful college career, Brickner played in Europe with the Salzburg Eagles and Hockey Club Lugano and 5 seasons as a member of the CT Whale of the NWHL. 

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