MEET THE COACHES
HOCKEY DIRECTOR – BRENDAN FLANAGAN
Brendan Flanagan currently serves as the Hockey Igloo Jaguars Hockey Director and Coach of the 10UA Team. Before joining the Jaguars Organization, he served in Assistant Coach and Head Coaching positions with the Syracuse Nationals from 2019-2022. He was also the Assistant Coach for Central North Syracuse Varsity Hockey from 2020-2022. Flanagan received his bachelor's degree in Strength & Conditioning/Sports Nutrition from Syracuse University and played for Syracuse University ACHA D1 from 2012-2016.
Rory Levinson has 30 years of ice hockey experience, up to the collegiate level. He is passionate about the game and interested in instilling that passion into players.
"Ice hockey is a team-based sport and sportsmanship is at the base of that foundation. Ice hockey is a physical game and coaches must be able to help players harness their physicality by training the mind and working as a team to achieve success, on and off the ice. The camaraderie that is ingrained in ice hockey is unlike any other sport and I hope to be a part of that for as long as I am able." - Rory
Kristina has 3 years of coaching experience at the Igloo and is a USA Hockey Certified Level 2 Coach. She is also a member of the Be a Pro Hockey Elite player development staff. Kristina played NCAA Division 1 hockey at Sacred Heart University. Kristina's coaching strongly emphasizes foundational skill development, power skating and teamwork.
CEP Level: Level 4
# of Years Coaching: 10+
-Jaguars Peewee AA Head Coach (2021/2022 – Current)
• 2021/2022 NJYHL and AHF Playoffs
-Jaguars Peewee A Head Coach (2019/2020 – 2020/2021)
• 2019/2020 EJEPL 12U Futures Silver 2 Champions
• 2020/2021 EJEPL 12U Futures Silver 2 Runner-up
-Jaguars Squirt A Head Coach (2018/2019)
-Clearview High School (2017/2018 – Current) – JV Head Coach/Varsity Assistant Coach
• 2017/2018 SJHSHL JV Champions
• 2019/2020 SJHSHL JV Champions
• 2021/2022 SJHSHL Tier 1 Champions
-Jaguars Bantam A Head Coach (2016/2017)
-Jaguars Peewee A Head Coach (2015/2016)
- Clearview Middle School Head Coach (2014/2015 – 2016/2017)
• 2015/2016 Champions
• 2016/2017 Champions
Coach Sorin Luca Chis started playing hockey at the age of 15. He played Varsity Hockey for his high school team and has been on the ice ever since. He was an assistant coach for the Nottingham Star Varsity High School Team. Sorin has also helped with various learn to play-in house teams throughout the years. As a lifelong student of the game, Sorin looks to instill the passion, dedication, and love for the game.
Head Coach Bill High Has coached various age groups including Squirts, Peewees, Bantams and Midgets for 11 seasons. He spent his first six season at the Toms River Black Hawks and the last five seasons with the Igloo Jaguars. Coach High takes pride in his off-ice conditioning, focusing on speed and flexibility training.
“I feel it is very important to incorporate stretching and explosion drills along with running and agility drills in my off-ice program. I build my team from the locker room out and feel team support and trust creates a great hockey environment on the bench. Mental development is instrumental in developing a total player. I take pride in writing recommendation letters to teachers and coaches for my players.” - Coach High
- U16 State Championship Igloo Jaguars 2018-2019
- U16 District Finalist Igloo Jaguars 2018-2019
- U16 Silver Sticks runner up Igloo Jaguars 2018-2019
- Squirt State Finalist with the Toms River Black Hawks 2011-2012
Chris joined the Igloo Jaguars coaching staff for the 2022 season to head up the Bantam AA 13Pure Team. Holding a Level 4 USA Hockey Certification and a degree in Sports Management, Coach Chris takes great pride in an organized approach to teaching the game of hockey.
Coach Chris spent his youth ice hockey years playing for Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School and the Valley Forge Colonials in the late 90’s. Upon graduation, Chris attended Neumann University and was one of the founding fathers of the National Championship Roller Hockey Team in the early 2000’s. The team competed in the National Championship games from 2003 through 2006. Coach Chris ended his playing career on the Professional Roller Hockey circuit with Team Mission and the Philadelphia Sting.
His coaching philosophy has always been to take a structured approach to helping players advance their overall understanding of the game threw off ice teaching lessons and challenging skill based practices. Coach Chris will be entering into his 9th year coaching for the 23’ 24’ season