Great Coaches make great players

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.

Guy Savage | 18U/16U

Guy Savage currently serves as a player development coach and senior staff member for USA Hockey. Additionally, he is a head coach for Mid Fairfield and King School Varsity Hockey. Guy specializes in individual tactics & approach. Every player has their own patterns and habits – coach Savage maximizes players’ potential by working within these patterns to increase player output and production.

Colin Bernard & Darius Souza | Bantams

Bernard, a Stamford native and current Assistant coach for Darien High School’s Varsity Boys Hockey team, grew up playing hockey locally for MidFairfield, Trinity Catholic and eventually the Brunswick school in Greenwich where he helped them earn their first New England Elite 8 playoff birth. After graduating, Colin played in the BCHL before earning a D1 scholarship to Sacred Heart University and finished his playing career in 2021 at Salve Regina in Newport, Rhode Island.

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 12U, 14U

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. 

Brett Farson | Girls 8U & 10U

Coach Farson is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach who played locally and has spent 16 travel seasons on the bench at DYHA, Greenwich Blues and Greenwich Skating Club, where his 2010 GSC Squirt A team captured Tier 2 state and NE Regional titles. He grew up playing at Greenwich High School, Andover and Amherst College before serving as Head Coach for Brunswick Middle School, Greenwich HS Girls Varsity, and King School Varsity, winning the school’s first FAA Playoff Championship in 2016. Currently he coaches the varsity team at Rye Country Day School, with league titles in 2017,  2018, and 2019.