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Jim Gaudet - D2 Head Coach

Email: umdcoach@gmail.com

BIO:

Jim Gaudet grew up playing hockey in New Hampshire. He played high school hockey at Hanover High School where he won 2 state championships and was named first team All-State. He was also a four time selection to USA Hockey's Team New England. Jim played junior hockey his senior year and the following year for the NH Jr. Monarchs where his team won the National tournament twice. He then went on to play 4 years of NCAA Division 1 hockey at Dartmouth College and was Assistant Captain his senior year. After graduating from Dartmouth in 2012, Jim moved to Maryland for a job but still wanted to be involved in hockey. Since moving to Maryland, Jim has experienced 3 seasons as a head coach at the varsity high school level as well as 1 season as an associate head coach with the United States Naval Academy.


Joe Carter- D2 Assistant Coach

Email: josephleecarter@gmail,com

BIO:

Joe holds a Level 4 USA Hockey coaching certification. He returns for his third season with the Terps after helping last year’s team qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 2012-2013 season. Prior to joining Maryland, Joe served four years as an Assistant Coach for American University, leading the Eagles to back-to-back Mason Dixon League championships in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, and guiding them through promotion to the Blue Ridge Hockey Conference the following year. Joe grew up playing hockey in Minnesota. His career highlights include captaining his Midget level team to a State tournament berth and being selected to represent Team Minnesota in an all-star tournament in Australia. In college, Joe played five seasons of ACHA hockey for the University of Minnesota and American University. Off the ice, Joe works as an attorney for the federal government and remains active in several adult hockey leagues in the Washington, DC area.


Tony Oesterling- Assistant Coach

Email: tonyoesterling@gmail.com

Bio:

Tony is a UMD alumni who grew up playing youth hockey around Maryland.  He played 4 years of ACHA D1 hockey for University of Maryland and is excited to be back helping out with the team.  When Tony is not out on the ice coaching or playing in the local adult league, he is most likely out on the golf course. Tony works as a GIS Analyst for the USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Chris Devore - Recruiting Coordinator

Email: cd_af@hotmail.com

Bio:

Mr. DeVore graduated from the University of Maryland in December 2012 with a degree in Operations Managment and Supply Chain Management from the R.H. Smith School of Business. He played three and a half years for the Terps DII team serving as a forward during his tenure. He now works in Annapolis, MD for the Department of the Interior. He continues playing adult hockey and coaching youth hockey in the Annapolis area.

Brennen Smith - D3 Head Coach

Email: brennen55@gmail.com

BIO:

Brennen has served as assistant coach for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons and brings 20 years of playing experience to the Terrapins. He played collegiate hockey at Ithaca College, competing in the NECHL of ACHA's Division I. Brennen graduated from Ithaca College in the Fall of 2015, double majoring in finance and marketing. He currently works full time as a Social Media Strategist and Community Manager. In his free time he enjoys hiking, attending concerts, playing the guitar (terribly), and biking.