2nd Season (2015-16)
Mike Chiellino is in his second season as the head coach of the Gilmour Academy boys prep hockey team. He brings with him a fresh approach to the game as it relates to his personal experience as both a player and a coach at the collegiate level, as well as within the private school and youth settings.
His love of the game dates back to his days as a player before transitioning into the coaching ranks in 2009. He grew up in New York where he was one of the varsity boys ice hockey team’s top five leading scorers his junior and senior years at New Hartford High School. He went on to play two seasons at Mohawk Valley Community College where he ranked in the nation’s top 15 in points as a team captain in his second season. He then took his playing career to Siena College in Albany, NY. He helped lead the team to two ACHA Final Four appearances, including a third place finish his senior year. During his 141 college hockey games he recorded 116 points.
On the coaching side, Chiellino began his career at the Nichols School in Buffalo in 2009, serving as the head coach of the boys 7th and 8th grade prep team before moving up less than one year later to become the head coach of the senior boys division 2 prep team as well as a key piece to growing the boys hockey program. During the offseason, he served as an assistant director and coach with Complete Hockey NY, was a clinics instructor with David T. Smith Hockey and a team leader for the USA Hockey Select 16 and 17 National Player Development Camps. Additionally, Chiellino was a NYSAHA - USA Hockey Coaching Education program presenter and an assistant coach for the Women’s Team Western NY at the 2012 Empire State Games in Lake Placid, NY. Prior to arriving at Gilmour, Chiellino’s most recent coaching experience was as a two-year NCAA assistant coach with the men’s ice hockey program at Hamilton College (NESCAC) in Clinton, NY.
Chiellino has a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in criminal justice from Siena College and a master’s degree in counselor education from Canisius College. He is a member of the American Hockey Coaches Association and USA Hockey. Not only is he the boys prep hockey head coach at Gilmour, but he is also serving as the youth hockey director and the ice arena summer camp director.
1st Season (2015-16)
Kevin Murdock is in his first season with the Gilmour Academy hockey program, serving as both the goalie coach for the entire hockey program, as well as an assistant coach with the boys prep team.
Murdock attended Shattuck St. Mary’s, where he also played hockey for four years. He went on to play for the Lincoln Stars in the United States Hockey League (USHL). In his second season, he was named a Second-Team USHL All Star and led the league in save percentage and goals against average. He also participated in the league’s all-star game.
He then continued playing at NCAA Division I Lake Superior State University, where at the time of graduation, he was tied for second all-time single season save percentage and third all-time career save percentage. In 2014-15, he played professionally in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) for the Fayetteville FireAntz with a few short stints in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) with the Tulsa Oilers and Fort Wayne Komets. He was named to the SPHL All-Rookie team.
Murdock has an associate’s degree in natural resource technology and a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation – both from Lake Superior State. The Bradenton, Fla., native is actively involved with goaltending coaching and instruction through The Goalie Club for the past several years and is currently working as a dorm proctor in Gilmour’s residence life program.
2nd Season (2015-16)
Joe Nook is in his second season with the Gilmour Academy boys prep hockey team. He is responsible for running the defense this season for the Lancers. Nook has coached at various levels in the Cleveland area for several years. He played for University School in high school before going on to Northwood School in Lake Placid, N.Y. for a post graduate year. Nook was then a four-year member of the RIT men's hockey team.
He currently resides in Pepper Pike, Ohio, and is the CEO of Nook Industries.
17th Season (2015-16)
Greg Hocevar is in his 17th season as an assistant coach for the Gilmour Academy boys prep hockey team and his main responsibilities include serving as team manager, travel coordinator and defensemen coach. He originally came to Gilmour as a junior varsity baseball coach in 1993, where he remained with the Lancer baseball program until 2005.
An avid athlete, Hocevar was a member of his high school football, baseball, track and wrestling teams. He went on to play club baseball for three years at the collegiate level as a catcher and first baseman. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Dyke College and a master’s degree in international business from Lake Erie College. He also holds a certified purchasing manager (C.P.M.) certificate. Additionally, he has a level 4 coaching certification from USA Hockey.
Just prior to retirement, Hocevar taught college courses in management and marketing for seven years. He currently resides in Novelty, Ohio, with his wife of 45 years, Elaine. They have four children, Greg, Matt, Ryan and Sarah.