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Hockey Staff

Brian Mueller – Executive Director, Hockey Development and Programming

Prior to joining the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, Brian was the Vice President of Hockey Operations for 200x85, a program that trained and developed over 15,000 student athletes in the Chicago area. His extensive coaching resume includes two National Championship teams in 2012 and 2016 and two runners-up in 2013 and 2015.

Brian played college hockey at Clarkson University where he was a two time All-American and Hobey Baker Finalist. He was drafted by the Hartford Whalers and played five and a half seasons of professional hockey.

Contact Brian at bmueller@pittsburghpenguins.com

Danny MacKinnon - Elite Hockey Director

Prior to joining the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite as Hockey Director, Danny was the Hockey Director at Maritime Varsity Academy in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He also served as the Head Coach for the Cole Harbour Major Midgets out of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League. Danny has coaching experience at all levels as he was a Graduate Assistant Coach at Bemidji State University and has helped develop numerous players into the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League during his time at Maritime Varsity Academy. Furthermore, Danny has spent time working within Hockey Nova Scotia’s program of excellence and most recently with Hockey Canada’s U17 Developmental program.

Danny finished his playing career at Acadia University and earned an Undergraduate Degree in Kinesiology. After Acadia, he moved to Bemidji, to complete a Master’s of Science degree at Bemidji State University.

Contact Danny at damackinnon@pittsburghpenguins.com

Mike Chiasson – Goalie Development Professional

Mike is a former goalie from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. He is the current Manager of Youth Hockey for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Goalie Development Professional at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. Mike is also the goalie development coach for the Pens Elite organization. Mike is a former Quebec Major Junior Hockey League goaltender with the Rimouski Oceanic and finished his playing career with four years at Acadia University. Prior to joining the staff, Mike spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Acadia Axemen and the technical director for the Acadia Minor Hockey Association. 

Contact Mike at mchiasson@pittsburghpenguins.com

Trevor Edwards - Skill Development Professional

Trevor joined the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex Staff in 2018 after coaching for 9 years with Detroit Honeybaked where his team won a USA Hockey 14U National Championship in 2015.  He currently is heavily focused on the development of our advanced 8U and 10U players to help develop the skill set, passion, work ethic and confidence they need to continue to advance in the game.  

Trevor was born in Toronto, Ontario and went on to play NCAA Hockey at Clarkson University (00-04').  After college Trevor spent 3 seasons in the United Hockey League (UHL) before retiring in 2007 after scoring 40 Goals, 49 assists, 89 points in 182 professional games.

Contact Trevor at tedwards@pittsburghpenguins.com

Jeff Hannan - Skill Development Professional

Jeff is a Pittsburgh native who grew up playing for the Pittsburgh Hornets and then moving on to play NCAA Division I Hockey at Niagara University. During his senior year, Niagara won the Atlantic Hockey regular season championship and advanced to the NCAA tournament. His senior year he was awarded with the Gallagher Sportsmanship Award for his contributions to the hockey program on and off the ice. Jeff is entering his fifth season coaching the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite and last season was the Assistant Coach in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with the Coulee Region Chill, helping develop numerous Division I college hockey players.

Dan Mayes - 18U Prep Head Coach/Skill Development Professional

Dan has spent the past two seasons at Trine University in Indiana where he has served as the Head Coach for the ACHA DII team and as the Assistant Coach for the NCAA team. In his two seasons as coach of the ACHA team, the Thunder has compiled a record of 54-9-2. They have also qualified for the ACHA DII national tournament in each of the last 2 seasons.

Dan has served in many coaching roles in his career. Since 2015, he has served as a NCAA Volunteer Coach at Bowling Green University, Head Coach of the Little Caesars 14U team, Associate Coach for the Honeybaked Midget 16/18U and St. Mary’s Catholic Central High School in Michigan.

Kevin Muller – Power Skating and Skill Development Professional

Kevin has made a name for himself by blending his passion for hockey and technology into a unique training experience.  His use of visual feedback and technical detail have made him a highly sought after skills coach across North America. Kevin has been working in private hockey training facilities and running numerous camps and clinics since 2002. In 2006 he formed online training and coaching website HockeyShare. In 2014 Kevin co-founded hockey training center LM Precision Training in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  He currently works with a number of professional, collegiate, junior, and AAA athletes.  Kevin also brings 15 years of team coaching at the bantam and midget levels as well as 3 years of hockey director experience. 

Marco Trevino - Skill Development Professional

Marco grew up in Beverly Hills, Michigan and played AAA hockey for the Compuware and Honeybaked organizations. He played junior hockey for three years in the USHL and NAHL before heading to Michigan State University. There he played one year of ACHA hockey and was a first team all American, National Tournament MVP, and National Champion. After college, Marco played minor professional hockey throughout the United States. After his playing career, Marco began coaching in Detroit with the Little Caesars, Detroit Red Wings BRICK, Honeybaked, and Victory Honda organizations. He has coached numerous NHL, Division I and Junior hockey players over the last 11 years. He also works as a regional scout for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL.

Kaley Mooney - 14U Girls & 16U Girls Head Coach

Kaley played college hockey at Miami University and was a three-time ACHA Division 1 National Champion and a two-time ACHA National Tournament MVP. 

Kaley has worked at Vanersborgs Hockey Club in Sweden where she coached the U18 and U20 boys’ teams. Prior to that, she was involved in coaching at her alma mater as the Associate Head Coach for the Miami University Redhawks Women’s Hockey Team. 

ANDREW SCHMIT - 19U GIRLS HEAD COACH

Born in Wisconsin, Andrew played prep hockey at Culver Military Academy (IN) before spending two years in the USHL playing for the Chicago Steel and Lincoln Stars.

Prior to joining Pittsburgh Penguins Elite, Andrew played NCAA Division I hockey at Miami University. After graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Andrew spent 4 seasons playing professionally across the ECHL, SPHL, and in Sweden. Most recently, Andrew served as the Assistant Coach for the 14U Girls who finished 42-10-8 and reached the semifinals of the USA Hockey Nationals.

Jason Jerome - Director, Sports Performance

Originally from Aurora, IL, Jason earned his Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami in 2006. Since 2010, Jason has served as the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Athletic Development for IMPACT PERFORMANCE, founded in Boca Raton, FL.  That opportunity provided Jason access to train 1000’s of athletes, be an Athletic Trainer for multiple professional sports organizations, and run the NHL Combine for four years. 

Early in Jason’s career, he was employed by the University of Miami and responsible for rehabilitating Olympic, professional, and collegiate athletes from various sports including football, track and field, and volleyball.  A major highlight of Jason’s time at the “U” was serving as a Core Training specialist for the track and field program as well as working with numerous alumni from the NFL and MLB.  Jason is a proud supporting member of the National Athletic Training Association (NATA).

Jimmy Law - Coach, Sports Performance & On-Ice Skill Development

Originally from West Chester, PA, Jimmy developed a passion for sports at a young age. Growing up he played on multiple national contending and state-bound youth hockey teams. Jimmy’s undergraduate degree is in Exercise Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He was also a 4-year student athlete on their D1 ACHA Hockey Team. Jimmy furthered his education and earned a Master’s Degree in Health and Fitness from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017. His experiences during school include Pitt Football Strength and Conditioning Intern, Pittsburgh Riverhounds Speed and Strength Coach, Pure Hockey Sales Associate, and OSPTA Physical Therapy Aide.