Coaches

“Our achievements are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”

                                                                                                                                                                        Vince Lombardi

 

Nolan Howe – Head Coach

 

Entering his 5th season as Head Coach of the ISS Kings, son of hockey hall of famer Mark Howe, grandson to the great Gordie Howe, Nolan grew up playing his youth hockey in the Detroit area. After spending his life learning from the amazing hockey minds around him, Nolan began his own coaching career in Michigan in 2007, coaching the Division 1 High School Hockey Team Lake Orion Dragons to its first ever regional championship appearance, while also starting his own company, Know Howe Hockey, running hockey camps throughout the metro Detroit area.  During the past 4 years, Nolan has also been coaching, scouting and recruiting for the prestigious Selects Sports Management, a top spring hockey program in North America, in birth years ranging from the 95’ through 01’s. He is also an instructor each summer at their elite hockey camp, held in Buffalo NY, as well as an instructor at several of their branch camps throughout the year around the country.  As a certified USA hockey coach and IYCA personal trainer, Nolan continues to work with all age levels while being a lead instructor at Evolving Athletes School of Hockey.  Nolan’s full time commitment September 1- March 31st is to the ISS Kings.

 

Billy McCreary – Associate Coach – General Manager

McCreary, who is originally from Southampton, Ontario, is a former professional ice hockey defenseman.   McCreary played junior hockey for the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). In the two seasons with the Tornado (2001-02 & 2002-03) he amassed 45 goals and 71 assists in 98 games.

McCreary then played college hockey for the Providence College Friars and Curry College Colonels both in the NCAA. His professional play includes time with the Huntsville Havoc of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), as well as, the New Mexico Scorpions of the Central Hockey League (CHL) and Trenton Titans (ECHL)

McCreary won the SPHL Championship, as an assistant captain with the Huntsville Havoc in 2009-2010 when he had a scoring line of 2 goals and 30 assists with a team high 144 PIMS. The following season, Head Coach Randy Murphy, named Bill the Player/Assistant coach of the Huntsville Havoc. He retired in 2012 after a championship season with the New Jersey Outlaws in the Federal Hockey League, where Bill was a Player/Assistant Coach.

McCreary has a family history of hockey players starting with his Grandfather Bill McCreary Sr., Great Uncle Keith McCreary (Bill McCreary Sr.’s younger brother) and Father Bill McCreary Jr. who had both played in the National Hockey League (NHL). Also another Bill McCreary, Bill McCreary Sr. nephew, is a referee in the NHL as well as his son Mike McCreary who referees minor league hockey. He is also related to father and son Ron Attwell and Bob Attwell who both also played in the NHL.

His coaching career since spans many teams including: Huntsville Havoc (SPHL), East Coast Selects-Q, Portland Junior Pirates (USPHL), North Jersey Avalanche and Seacoast Spartans. 

 

Chris Wiggins – Assistant Coach

Chris is Head Coach, Gill St. Bernard’s High School in Peapack-Gladstone, NJ. He played High School hockey for the Randolph Rams, and won a State Championship in 2006. He played College Hockey at Monmouth University. 

 

John Larnerd – Goalie Coach

John Larnerd is the Owner/Director of Fusion Goalie Development. John was the Goalie School Director/Hockey Director of the Vineland Ice Arena for four years. He has been coaching goalies Youth and Adults for 16 years. John was the Emergency Back-Up Goaltender for the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies, ECHL from 2003-05. John attended College at SUNY Cortland, NY, which plays in the SUNYAC, NCAA, DIV III Conference. He had a successful four year career as starting goaltender; he holds 3 SUNY Cortland records; Most Saves in a Season, Lowest Goals Against Average in a Season, and Most Saves in a Career. His studies focused on Sports Management.

Coaches

“Our achievements are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”

                                                                                                                                                                        Vince Lombardi

 

Nolan Howe – Head Coach

 

Entering his 5th season as Head Coach of the ISS Kings, son of hockey hall of famer Mark Howe, grandson to the great Gordie Howe, Nolan grew up playing his youth hockey in the Detroit area. After spending his life learning from the amazing hockey minds around him, Nolan began his own coaching career in Michigan in 2007, coaching the Division 1 High School Hockey Team Lake Orion Dragons to its first ever regional championship appearance, while also starting his own company, Know Howe Hockey, running hockey camps throughout the metro Detroit area.  During the past 4 years, Nolan has also been coaching, scouting and recruiting for the prestigious Selects Sports Management, a top spring hockey program in North America, in birth years ranging from the 95’ through 01’s. He is also an instructor each summer at their elite hockey camp, held in Buffalo NY, as well as an instructor at several of their branch camps throughout the year around the country.  As a certified USA hockey coach and IYCA personal trainer, Nolan continues to work with all age levels while being a lead instructor at Evolving Athletes School of Hockey.  Nolan’s full time commitment September 1- March 31st is to the ISS Kings.

 

Billy McCreary – Associate Coach – General Manager

McCreary, who is originally from Southampton, Ontario, is a former professional ice hockey defenseman.   McCreary played junior hockey for the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). In the two seasons with the Tornado (2001-02 & 2002-03) he amassed 45 goals and 71 assists in 98 games.

McCreary then played college hockey for the Providence College Friars and Curry College Colonels both in the NCAA. His professional play includes time with the Huntsville Havoc of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), as well as, the New Mexico Scorpions of the Central Hockey League (CHL) and Trenton Titans (ECHL)

McCreary won the SPHL Championship, as an assistant captain with the Huntsville Havoc in 2009-2010 when he had a scoring line of 2 goals and 30 assists with a team high 144 PIMS. The following season, Head Coach Randy Murphy, named Bill the Player/Assistant coach of the Huntsville Havoc. He retired in 2012 after a championship season with the New Jersey Outlaws in the Federal Hockey League, where Bill was a Player/Assistant Coach.

McCreary has a family history of hockey players starting with his Grandfather Bill McCreary Sr., Great Uncle Keith McCreary (Bill McCreary Sr.’s younger brother) and Father Bill McCreary Jr. who had both played in the National Hockey League (NHL). Also another Bill McCreary, Bill McCreary Sr. nephew, is a referee in the NHL as well as his son Mike McCreary who referees minor league hockey. He is also related to father and son Ron Attwell and Bob Attwell who both also played in the NHL.

His coaching career since spans many teams including: Huntsville Havoc (SPHL), East Coast Selects-Q, Portland Junior Pirates (USPHL), North Jersey Avalanche and Seacoast Spartans. 

 

Chris Wiggins – Assistant Coach

Chris is Head Coach, Gill St. Bernard’s High School in Peapack-Gladstone, NJ. He played High School hockey for the Randolph Rams, and won a State Championship in 2006. He played College Hockey at Monmouth University. 

 

John Larnerd – Goalie Coach

John Larnerd is the Owner/Director of Fusion Goalie Development. John was the Goalie School Director/Hockey Director of the Vineland Ice Arena for four years. He has been coaching goalies Youth and Adults for 16 years. John was the Emergency Back-Up Goaltender for the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies, ECHL from 2003-05. John attended College at SUNY Cortland, NY, which plays in the SUNYAC, NCAA, DIV III Conference. He had a successful four year career as starting goaltender; he holds 3 SUNY Cortland records; Most Saves in a Season, Lowest Goals Against Average in a Season, and Most Saves in a Career. His studies focused on Sports Management.

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