Director of Hockey Operations & Development Coach
Sean O’Malley is a native of Lakewood, Ohio and is a member of the St. Ignatius Hockey Hall of Fame. This former Captain, lettered varsity all four years and set numerous scoring titles throughout his HS career. Sean played DIII hockey at SUNY Brockport College, where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. In his collegiate career O’Malley played in 101 games, scoring 32 goals and assisting on 38 others. As a senior he served as an assistant captain and was the recipient of the prestigious Bob Pedersen Coach’s Award, exemplifying character and work ethic as a student-athlete. Upon graduation, Sean pursued a professional playing career making stops in both the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) as well as the Federal Hockey League (FHL). Today, Sean is found in action as a NCAA collegiate coach behind the bench of the Lake Forest College Forester’s Men’s hockey team.
Sean brings nearly 14 years of on and off-ice coaching experience and expertise to the Ohio Hockey Project. His responsibilities include player skill development, coaching, training camp coordination, as well as recruiting.
Associate Skill Development Coach & Elite Performance Training
A native of Independence Ohio. Tommy brings a wealth of knowledge to the Project. At 15 years old Tommy made his debut in the North American Hockey League (NAHL), which today is almost unheard of. As a true freshmen Tommy attended Michigan State University. After his sophomore year he then transferred to the Ohio State University where he finished his collegiate career with a remarkable 115pts in 147 games played. Tommy then pursed a professional career spanning 5 seasons. In N.America Tommy made American Hockey League (AHL) stops in Rochester, Wilkes-Barre, and Norfolk. Tom also spent 3 seasons abroad in Italy, Sweden, and Germany.
Now retired, Tommy upholds the position of Head of Program with the Cleveland Barons. He’s also responsible for overseeing player development as well as performance training for the entire Barons and Baron’s Black organizations. In addition to this role, Tommy also is the head Performance coach at Strength Fitness and Therapy which is located out of the Barons Arena.
Director of Performance Training & Nutrition
Kris Lewandoski brings a wealth of knowledge to the Ohio Hockey Project system, rounding out our whole-concept approach to hockey. He has more than 17 years experience in helping enhance productivity and performance in athletes and teams. After receiving a degree in Exercise Science from John Carroll University and playing varsity football for the Blue Streaks, Kris spent time with the Cleveland Indians Strength Department under Fernando Montes. Kris is currently the Director of Performance Central, the training centers of Force Sports. With three locations (Bedford Hts, Eastlake, & Rocky River), Kris and his staff work relentlessly each day with athletes, teams, and clubs to provide the best training and performance coaching, and athlete development possible. Kris has served as a Performance Consultant for numerous pro teams, premier clubs and universities, including: The Ohio Hockey Project, Ohio Hockey Project Pro-Am Elite Group, Cleveland Crunch, Cleveland City Stars, University of Akron, Ashland University, Cleveland State University, Notre Dame College, John Carroll University, Cleveland Soccer Academy, Ohio Flames Hockey, Team Ohio Hockey, Cleveland United Soccer, Ambassadors Football Club, and many of the areas high school varsity programs. Kris is found training youth, collegiate, and professional athletes on a daily basis.
Kris and his Performance Central staff are responsible for Performance Training and nutrition sessions.
Off-Season Program Manager & Associate Development Coach
Hailing from Lakewood, Ohio. Riley played his HS hockey at St. Edward, where in his senior year he was voted the CLE HS Hockey Player of the year. From HS, Riley jumped to the Eastern Hockey League where over his 3 year junior career played in Palm Beach, Florida, as well as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Riley now enters his senior year at DIII Utica College in upstate NY, where he is an integral part of that program.
Throughout the summer Riley can be found on the ice with every program in the Ohio Hockey Project. Riley brings a passionate will to the Project with both his in-program skill development as well as his mentorship to our young athletes.
A product of Rocky River youth hockey, Greg grew up flourishing through the Cleveland Suburban Hockey League, before making the jump to the Cleveland Barons. Over his 2 year junior career Greg made stops with both the Palm Beach Hawks and the Boston Jr. Rangers. Greg enjoyed a successful DIII career at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Now retired, Greg is a mainstay with all of our Development Programs. Greg brings of wealth of knowledge and experience with individual skill development from not only his own playing career but his extensive background with Turcotte stick handling school.
Colin is true product of not only CLE Hockey, but the Ohio Hockey Project itself. Over the last 4 years of his youth career, Colin has been an active participant as he’s grown through through the progression of OHP programs; Training Camps, HS Development League, Summer Elite League, and our Elite Training Group. While in his youth Colin made in-season stops at St. Edward HS, and the CLE Barons U16/18 Midget teams. Colin now plays for the Amarillo Bulls in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). With 3 more season of eligibility Colin continues to chase his dream of locking in a college hockey commitment.
Colin can be found working with CLE’s future hockey hockey players through all of our Training Camps and Development Programs this Summer.
Trevor is also another amazing example of of not only CLE Hockey, but the Ohio Hockey Project itself. Over the last 6 years of his youth career, Trevor has been an active participant as he’s grown through through the progression of OHP programs; Training Camps, HS Development League, Summer Elite League, and our Elite Training Group. Upon graduation from St. Edward, Trevor made his junior debut with the Philadelphia Little Flyers in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). Now in his second full season Trevor continues to chase his dream of locking in a college hockey commitment.
Trevor can be found working with CLE’s future hockey hockey players through all of our Training Camps and Development Programs this Summer.
— Goaltending Staff —
Dir. of Goaltending & Lead Goalie Consultant
Dave brings nearly 16 years of elite level goaltending instruction to the Project. Dave was a standout 3-year starter at the Ohio State University. Upon his graduation, Dave partook in a 6 year professional career with the majority of that career in the New Jersey system. Dave spent time in both the AHL and ECHL.
Now retired, Dave possesses a highly decorated coaching career. Dave spent 2 years as the Albany Devils AHL goaltending coach, before transitioning back home in Columbus, Ohio with Caruso Hockey, his premier goaltending program in central Ohio. Dave currently sits as USA Hockey’s Goaltending Development Coordinator, as well as a full-time goaltending coach and consultant for the Ohio Blue Jackets AAA program, and the various Columbus Chiller’s development programs.
Head Goaltending Coach
Evan is product of not only CLE Hockey, but the Ohio Hockey Project itself. Over the last 4 years of his youth career, Evan has been an active participant as he’s grown through through the progression of OHP programs; Training Camps, HS Development League, Summer Elite League, and our Elite Training Group. Evan played his Midget hockey for the CLE Jr Jacks U16/18s before beginning his junior career. Evan’s story and career path is one of total sacrifice that every young goal tender should draw inspiration from. His journey is a true testament to his character, work ethic, and mental resilience. Over his 3 year junior experience, Evan battled his way through the the NA3HL, CCHL, and NAHL one save at a time. Evan proudly accepted a commitment offer from the Ohio State University to begin his Collegiate career this coming Fall!
Evan plays a critical role with all of our off-season programming. From Training Camps, Development Programs, Futures League, and everything in between Evan is an amazing mentor to our young goaltenders.
Growing up in Parma, Eddie played his youth career for the Parma flyers before attending St. Ignatius. After HS, Ed moved on to a very respected 3 year junior career where he spent time in New Hampshire, and the Ottawa Valley in the CCHL. After junior, Eddie pioneered the Nazareth College hockey program as the first ever class in the program. Over his time as a 4-year starter Eddie helped take Nazareth’s program from a start-up program, to one of legitimate national recognition and respect. Eddie is now in his first of year of professional hockey where he’s spent time in both the FHL and ECHL.
Throughout the summer Eddie is a key coach with all of our goaltending specific programming as well as our Development Programs. Eddie does a tremendous job communicating the technical aspects of the position as well as acting as a beacon of positivity for our young goalies.