Director of Hockey | Coaches
Eric has an extensive hockey background. He grew up playing AAA hockey in New York and left home while in high school to play Junior A hockey for the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL). Eric finished his Junior career ranked as the fourth all-time leading scorer in Sioux City history. From there he earned a scholarship to play Division I college hockey at the University of Alaska Anchorage (WCHA) where he was the Seawolves’ leading goal scorer as a sophomore. After college he spent three seasons playing professional hockey in the ECHL and CHL. He then spent one season as an assistant coach at the Division I college level with Iona College (MAAC).
Eric is well-trained in skill development spending five years as a head instructor with Robby Glantz Power Skating. During this time he traveled the country working with NHL, AHL, college, and many youth hockey players on power skating and skill development.
This will be Eric's 13th season as the Dallas Penguins Director of Hockey where he has played an integral role in helping DJHA establish itself as one of the premier Tier II organizations in the United States. During this time the Dallas Penguins have seen numerous teams advance to the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships and our players are regularly receiving opportunities to advance to higher levels of hockey. Eric resides in Frisco, Texas with his wife Mikki and his daughter Sinclair.