OHP Team

Sean O'Malley

Dir. of Hockey Operations & Development Coach

Sean O’malley, a native of Lakewood, Ohio, 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, player evaluation, and NCAA education for athletes and families.

  • St. Ignatius Hockey Hall of Fame Member (owns numerous scoring titles)
  • 4-yr Captain, St. Ignatius
  • Former SUNY Brockport NCAA Student-Athlete (NCAA-D3)
  • Bob Pedersen Coach’s Award Recepient (exemplifying character and work ethic)
  • 3-yr Captain, SUNY Brockport
  • 3-yr Professional Playing Career
  • 8-yr NCAA Coaching Career (Lake Forest College)

Tommy Goebel

Associate Head Development Coach

A native of Independence Ohio. Tommy Goebel brings a wealth of knowledge to the Project. Tommy’s primary responsibilities include: player on-ice development, off-ice performance training, as well as athlete and family education.

  • North American Hockey League (NAHL) at age 15
  • True freshmen Michigan State University (NCAA – D1)
  • Transferred to the Ohio State University (NCAA – D1)
  • 5-yr Professional Playing Career (AHL, ECHL, Europe)
  • Cleveland Barons Head of Program
  • Certified Performance Trainer

Charlie Cook

Development Coach

A Native of Port Huron, Michigan, the Ohio Hockey Project is privileged to have Charlie Cook a member of our team. Recently retired, after a very successful 10-yr pro career, Charlie brings tremendous perspective in regards to player development, an innovative, positive coaching approach, as well as career advancement!

  • Former Student-Athlete Cornell University (NCAA – D1)
  • Standout 10-Yr Professional Playing Career (AHL, ECHL, Europe)
  • Cornell Men’s Hockey Program Liaison
  • Positive, Detailed Coaching Philosophy

Eric Sefchik

Skill Development Coach

A native of Brooklyn, Ohio, Eric Sefchik brings an incredible dynamic to the Ohio Hockey Project. Eric’s leadership, commitment, and character are tremendous qualities he instills with our young athletes!

  • St. Edward HS State Champion (2002)
  • 2-year Captain & National Honor Society
  • Former Westpoint Student-Athlete (NCAA-D1)
  • Sole Captain Sr Year
  • 1-yr Graduate Assitant with Men’s Team
  • Served 7-yrs of Active Duty
  • 2 Deployments
  • Former Military Captain

Riley Egan

Skill Development Coach

Hailing from Lakewood, Ohio. 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.

  • CLE HS Hockey Player of the year (St. Edward HS – 2011)
  • 3-yr junior Career (Eastern Jr Hockey League)
  • Former Utica College Student-Athlete (NCAA-D3)
  • Accelerated Graduation With Honors
  • 6-yr OHP Skills Coach

 

Cody Gonyeau

Skill Development Coach

Cody Gonyeau is new to the Ohio Hockey Project this year. Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Cody brings an amazing set of tools from player development, mentorship, career advancement, and junior hockey education.

  • Central Michigan University Alumni (2013)
  • Dir. of Mid-Am Scouting for the Northeast Generals (NAHL)
  • Hybrid Scout for Neutral Zone Scouting (identifying players in North America on a highly established prospects ranking system)
  • Current Coach with Cleveland Barons Midget Program

Cody Sarmiento

Skill Development Coach

Born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. Cody Sarmiento made his way to the Land thanks to Gilmour Academy. Cody brings an awesome perspective to all of our age groups. Cody will be found primarily with our evening development programs as well as the Futures Hockey League.

  • Gilmour Academy Prep Alumni
  • Former Student-Athlete Johnson & Wales University (NCAA-D3)
  • 2-yr NCAA Captain
  • 5-yr OHP Skills Coach

Josh Norman

Skill Development Coach

Josh Norman is born and raised in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. Josh similarly to co-coaches, Colin and Evan has been with the Project almost since day 1! Josh is still hard at work with his own career as he’s chasing down his NCAA commitment! Josh does a tremendous job mentoring our young athletes on numerous levels!

  • National Champion at the Bantam level (98’s Selects)
  • 2-yr Jr Career (NAHL & NOJHL)
  • 2-yr OHP Skills Coach

Steven Ipri

Skill Development Coach

Steven Ipri add a great skill component to our coaching staff. Steve can be found around our youth training camps and development programs. A highly-skilled player himself, we’re excited to have Steve impart that developmental process on our athletes!

  • Advanced through the ranks of CLE Hockey
  • 2-yr Jr Career (NAHL)
  • Current Student-Athlete Mercyhurst (NCAA-D1)

Kris Lewandoski

Performance Training & Strength Coach

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 19 years experience in helping enhance productivity and performance in athletes and teams. 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.

  • Performance Consultant for numerous pro teams, premier clubs and universities, including: (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.

Tom Dankowski "Mr. D"

Mental Toughness & Positivity Coach

Tom Dankowski is experienced “Head” coach who is a proud advocate of mental toughness and the importance of attitude as big keys to success in sports and life. He brings an understanding of the importance of staying in the moment, one moment at a time. He helps our athletes focus on getting them to see that how targeting a culture of excellence can create a culture of success!

  • Worked with countless athletes, corporations, professionals across numerous fields.

 

Evan Moyse

Head Goaltending Instructor

Evan Moyse 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’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. 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.

  • 3-yr Jr Career (NA3HL, CCHL, NAHL)
  • Current Student-Athlete, Ohio State University (NCAA – D1)
  • Experienced “ELITE GOALIES” Student & Instructor
  • 51 in 30 USA Hockey Goaltending Correspondent

 

Ed Zdolshek

Goaltending Coach

Growing up in Parma, Ed Zdolshek played his youth career for the Parma flyers. 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.

  • St. Ignatius Alum
  • 3-yr Jr Career (EJHL, CCHL)
  • Pioneered the Nazareth College hockey program as the first ever class in the program. (NCAA – D3)
  • 4-year starter Eddie helped take Nazareth’s program from a start-up program, to one of legitimate national recognition and respect.
  • 1-yr Pro Career (FHL and ECHL)