My name is Tom Molloy and I started this site about ten years ago to help hockey coaches around the world share ideas. Dennis Freed of Long Island had a site called hockeycoach.com which was a bulletin board and some drills etc. I contributed quite a bit of material and he asked me to have my own bulletin board which I did for about six years. Coaches from all over the hockey world discussed topics. I tried to make a website to post some video etc. and with very little website expertise. Dwight Trumbower who coaches goalies and had his children playing at the time volunteered to create a site for me with his computer expertise and all I had to do was put in material. Dwight was a regular on hockeycoach.com.
He built the site and I contributed lots of drills and video and it worked hand in hand with the hockeycoach site. Dennis sold the site to a former NHL player who tried to keep it up but ended up selling it to some businessmen who have totally lost the vision that Dennis had. Hockeycoach.com now is simply a commercial venture.
Hackers destroyed the site Dwight made and I had put in hundreds of hours building up, so Dwight made this new site which is more secure.
Who am I hockey wise??
I played outdoor hockey in Calgary as a kid and then played Jr. A, I then went to Bemidji State and played there and after college played on year for a living in Iowa. I came back to Calgary in 74 and have coached ever since.
Who have I coached. I have coached university and college men for 12 years, 9 as assistant and 3 as head. College women for 5 years as head coach. I coached my son's teams from age 6 to 16.
In summers I have done hockey school all over the world. i.e. Norway, Finland, Austria, Mexico, USA and a lot in Canada. I have been a guest coach for pro teams in Finland and Korea. Also coached Korean teams for 6 summers who came to Calgary to train 96 hrs on the ice at a time.
I have also done various summer teams. Last year I was in Salzburg, Austria working for the Red Bull organization as a skill coach with the pro and youth teams and head coach of the U17 team. This year I am coaching a women's team that consists of former national team, college and university players.
I taught PE for 29 years and have 3 Education degrees. Juhani Wahlsten and IIHF Hall of Fame Finnish player and coach and I have co-authored two coaching manuals which are the basis of the Austrian development program.
This site is designed to help coaches and I hope we can get discussions going like we had on hockeycoach.com.