|BRAD FLYNN | HEAD COACH|
Career Record (1st Season): 32-19-4-5
Brad Flynn enters his second season with the IceRays as Head Coach and third non-consecutive year with the organization.
Flynn, 32, set multiple records and standards in his first season as head coach and leading the IceRays organization into new territory. The IceRays finished with a 32-19-4-5 record and 73 points, setting new junior franchise marks in wins, points, standings finish (3rd), and win percentage (.608) while obtaining the second-highest win percentage in franchise history (19 years) and in the process setting a new consecutive wins mark (7) mid-season and sending the team to their third playoff appearance in seven seasons. In the Robertson Cup Playoffs, the IceRays swept their best-of-five meeting with Shreveport, becoming the first team in franchise history to earn a three-game sweep in the playoffs while becoming just the second roster to earn a playoff round win. The IceRays pushed the eventaul Robertson Cup Champions to a deciding 5th game in the South Division Final and finished his first playoff run with a 5-0-3 record, becoming the winningest team in IceRays playoff history and the last team in recent memory to stay perfect in regulation in the NAHL Playoffs.
Flynn spent the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach for Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He worked under General Manager Sylvian Couturier, former National Hockey League (NHL) player and father of current NHL player, Sean Couturier, as well as Head Coach Mario Pouliot, who has led two different QMJHL teams. Flynn helped Acadie-Bathurst to a 27-35-3-3 record with an appearance in the QMJHL Playoffs.
During the 2014-15 season, Flynn was an assistant coach with the IceRays, helping lead the team to a 31-24-5 record, the junior franchise’s second-best regular season record, as well as an appearance in the Robertson Cup Playoffs. Under his guidance, the IceRays power play unit finished eighth in the NAHL and led the league for the first time in five years midway through the season. Flynn also stepped in as head coach during a game on March 11, 2015, leading the team to a come-from-behind 4-3 overtime win over the Lone Star Brahmas.
Prior to his time in Corpus Christi, Flynn served as an assistant coach then the Associate Coach/Assistant General Manager for the Swan Valley Stampeders of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), aiding the team to back-to-back playoff third place finishes in the Sher-Wood Division and two-straight playoff appearances with a 60-53-7 record in those two seasons.
Brad Flynn is the son of former National Hockey League (NHL) Assistant Coach and current Head Coach of the Saint John Ice Dogs (QMJHL), Danny Flynn. He is originally from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
|RYAN ANDERSON | ASSISTANT COACH|
Ryan Anderson enters his first season with the IceRays as Head Assistant Coach.
Anderson, 31, joins the IceRays following two seasons with the Norfolk Admirals of the ECHL, serving as the team’s Video Coach/Assistant Coach while also sitting as a Board Member for the Hampton Roads Whalers of the U.S. Premier Hockey League (USPHL). In addition to pre-scouting opponents and preparing reports and all team coaching video, he also helped on the ice running practice drills and developing game plans through his scouting and video reports. Prior to his time with the Admirals, the Anderson was an assistant coach with the Hampton Roads Jr. Whalers in the USP3HL in 2015-16 and coached current IceRays tenders John Moncovich and Brandon Osmundson. He was also a successful youth hockey coach within the Whalers organization, earning more than 130 wins in five seasons including two league championships and multiple tournament titles.
Anderson was also a member of the U.S. Navy for six years as an Electronics Technician after high school, completing four deployments: two in the Persian Gulf, one in Djibouti and one in the Black Sea.
He is originally from Kingsford, MI and currently resides in Norfolk, VA. He will move to Corpus Christi in August.
|MIKE MONDOUX | DIRECTOR OF SCOUTING & PLAYER DEVELOPMENT|
Mike Mondoux enters his fourth season with the IceRays organization and second as the Director of Scouting & Player Development. Mondoux spent two seasons as one of the team's scouts.
The Grand Island, N.Y. native produced numerous products currently in the IceRays organization from the Buffalo area including defenseman and NCAA Division I commit Michael Bevilacqua and forward Brendan Miller from the 2015-16 roster. Over 100 players over his coaching career have gone on to higher levels of hockey including 37 to NCAA Division I programs, two of whom have moved on to play in the National Hockey League (NHL) or be drafted by NHL teams: Dyaln Blujus (Tampa Bay) and former NAHL player Cole Schneider (Ottawa and Buffalo).
Mondoux spent eight seasons with the Buffalo Regals/Jr. Sabres program, serving as head coach of the 18u squad for eight seasons from 2006 to 2014, leading the team to seven Sectional Titles, seven New York State Championships, and two Eastern Division Titles in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League (T1EHL). In addition, he also served as the head coach for Kenmore West High School for five seasons from 2007 to 2012, becoming Lake Placid Tournament Champions in the process. He assisted two different Bowman Cup Tournament Champions in 2012 and 2013, Kenmore West High School in the 2006-07 season, Kenmore East High School for two seasons, and the Buffalo Saints 18U team for two seasons from 2004 to 2006 while assisting the team to two Sectional Titles and two New York State Championships.
As a player, he played two seasons for SUNY Brockport and earned State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Rookie of the Week during his first season. Mondoux also earned All-GOHL honors for Wheatfield Jr. B in the Greater Ontario Hockey League (GOHL) in 1996-97 and was a two-year captain for Grand Island High School. Following his playing career, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from SUNY Brockport and his Masters in Adult Education from SUNY Buffalo State. Since 2003, he has worked as a physical education teacher at a local elementary school.
He currently resides in Grand Island, N.Y. with his family.
|JEFF PALUSEO | STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH|
Jeff Paluseo enters his eighth season with the IceRays as their Strength & Conditioning Coach. He is the owner of Sports Fitness, LLC, where he trains current players.
He played with the Corpus Christi IceRays of the Central Hockey League (CHL) for two seasons from 2000-2002, recording 29 goals and 32 assists for 61 points with 39 penalty minutes and a -24 rating during 116 games. Additional hockey experience includes four seasons with SUNY Plattsburgh from 1996-2000, recording 66 goals and 95 assists for 161 points through 131 games.
In addition to his role with the IceRays, Paluseo also served as the Head Strenth & Conditioning Coach for the Corpus Christi Hooks Double-A baseball team and the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi athletics program.
Paluseo earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Minor in Exercise Science from SUNY Plattsburgh and his Master's of Science in Exercise Science from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He is a native of Plymouth, Mass., and currently resides in Corpus Christi with his wife (Jeanie) and son (Jayden).
|GEORGE ESCAMILLA | EQUIPMENT MANAGER|
George Escamilla has become a staple in Corpus Christi IceRays hockey history as he enters his 13th season with the franchise, surpassing the 1000-game mark in his professional career.
Escamilla began his career with his hometown Amarillo Rattlers of the Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL) before working for the Abilene Avaitors and the Fort Worth Brahmas of the Central Hockey League (CHL). He then joined the IceRays Hockey Operations Staff as a CHL franchise.
In addition to his duties in hockey, he also served as the Clubhouse Manager with the Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team for their first three seasons, helping raise the profile of the team in the Texas League with the best clubhouse as voted by the league and working during two championship seasons.
Escamilla earned a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Phillips University in Oklahoma. He is originally from Amarillo, Texas and resides in Corpus Christi.
|KYLE O'KANE | SCOUT|
Kyle O'Kane begins his second season with the IceRays as a member of the scouting department in the St. Louis and Midwest area. When he's not scouting for the IceRays, O'Kane is the head coach for the St. Louis Selects U16 team in the NAPHL.
O'Kane played three seasons of junior hockey from 2005-08 between the USHL and NAHL, appearing with the Springfield Jr. Blues in 2005-06 as well as the St. Louis Bandits from 2006-08. In three NAHL seasons, the right winger recorded 70 goals and 62 assists for 132 points through 123 games and won back-to-back Robertson Cup Championships with the Bandits in 2007 and 2008 under current Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper. In 37 games with the Lincoln Stars (USHL), he earned six goals and nine assists for 15 points.
O'Kane also played four seasons at Western Michigan University (WCHA), recording 27 goals and 23 assists for 50 points through 124 games before playing three professional seasons in the ECHL, CHL and SPHL. Between his three seasons in the now-merged CHL and ECHL from 2012-15, O'Kane recorded 38 goals and 30 assists for 68 points through 145 games. with the Tulsa Oilers and St. Charles Chill before turning to coaching and scouting.
O'Kane is a native in St. Louis, Mo., where he currently resides.