Coaching Staff Announced
Rob Gagnon – Director
Rob Gagnon – Director of Midget Hockey
We believe that the strength of our teams and proven success in collegiate and professional player advancement is what makes us different from other programs. Our program is led by Rob Gagnon. Rob has a distinguished playing and coaching career. Rob was a three sport captain at Avon Old Farms from 1992-1994, was a scholarship player at the University of New Hampshire from 1994-1998 and had the honor of playing for Team USA on the Select 17 Team in 1992. Rob has served as the Head Coach at Cushing Academy (a top New England Prep School Hockey Program) from 2007 to 2017 and was the Head Coach at Hebron Academy from 2005-2007. After his prep school coaching career, Rob turned his attention to split-season hockey at the U16 level where he coached Yale at the Tier 1 National Bound division.
In addition to being a coach, Rob owns and operates a sports advisory company called Advanced Hockey Advisors and represents upwards of 30 elite prospects in New England. Combined, Rob has advanced over 100 players to NCAA Division I hockey and countless others to prep schools and is widely regarded in regional and national hockey circles.
United States Select 17 Team (1992)
Three sport Captain at Avon Old Farms (1992-94)
University Of New Hampshire (Player 1994-98)
Yale Youth Hockey U16 Coach (2017-2019)
Head Coach - Cushing Academy (2007-17)
Head Coach - Hebron Academy (2005-07)
Advanced over 100 players to NCAA college hockey
Drafted by the St. Louis Blues in 1979 NHL Entry Draft
Professional playing career 1979-1989 (St. Louis Blue 1979-83, Hartford Whalers 1983-86, New York Rangers, 1986-87, Washington Capitals 1987)
2 USA Hockey National Tournament Appearances
1 USA Hockey National Championship
USA Hockey Select 18 National Team – Bronze Medal
AJHL Coach of Year 2004
USPHL and EHF Tier 1 (various levels)
USA Hockey Board of Directors, New England Regional Director
Bridgton Academy 1993
Elmira College 1993-1996
Assistant Coach Manchester High School 2001-2003
Head Coach South Windsor High School 2003- Present
USA New England District CEP Instructor 2015-Present
USA Hockey Coaching Director Certification 2014
2017 Vincent Reilly Coach of the Year
Played at Appleby College (Oakville, Ontario) (1994-1997)
USA Hockey Coaching Certification Program Level 4 – Certified
Head Coach and Assistant Coach within various age groups at the Tier 1 level with Hartford Jr. Wolfpack in EHF, USPHL and EJEPL.
Assistant Coach at Pee-Wee and Bantam levels in the Canadian Independent School Athletic Association.
Graduate of Georgetown University Law School, Washington D.C.
Currently a partner at prominent Connecticut law firm