The DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Penguins Elite organization is proud to welcome Dan Mayes as the new head coach of the 18U Prep team. Dan has spent the past two seasons at Trine University in Indiana where he has served as the head coach for the ACHA D2 team and as the assistant coach for the NCAA team. In his two seasons as coach of the ACHA team, the Thunder has compiled a record of 54-9-2. They have also qualified for the ACHA D2 national tournament in each of the last 2 seasons.
Dan has served in many coaching roles in his career. Since 2015, he has served as a NCAA volunteer coach at Bowling Green University. He brings a wealth of experience in coaching youth hockey from his previous positions as the head coach of the Little Caesars U14 team and as the associate coach for the Honeybaked Midget 16/18U program and at St. Mary’s Catholic Central High School in Michigan. Dan will also be an asset to DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Penguins Elite athletes because of his many relationships with college and USHL coaches.
Dan and his wife, Monique, have two children -- Beckett (6) and Emerson (2).
Please join us in welcoming Dan and his family to Pittsburgh!