Jets Coaching Staff 2013-2014 Season
After 2 years removed from leading a Jets’ team, Sean McTighe returns to the program as the head coach of its Midget U18 team. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, McTighe skated for the Johnstown High School Hockey program through the varsity level from 1990 through 1996 as well as Johnstown Warriors teams for 10 seasons through the Midget AA level from 1986 through 1996. Following his high school and amateur playing career, McTighe entered the coaching ranks with the Johnstown Warriors serving as an assistant coach at the Bantam and Midget levels from 1996-1999. In his first two seasons as a head coach, his Midget AA teams reached the PAHL finals and went all the way to the Mid-Am State Final game in 2001. In 2010-11, McTighe led the Jets’ Bantam team to the very first PAHL regular season and playoff championships in the history of the organization.
In sixteen seasons as a hockey coach, McTighe has been tapped as a high school coach on three occasions, as a Head Coach with the Windber High School Program (2000-2001), Conemaugh Valley High School (2003-2004), and as an assistant coach with Greater Johnstown High School. In 2009-10, Sean was named the head coach of the Trojans’ Varsity team in which he has made the playoffs in each of his four seasons as well as capturing the 2012 Laurel Mountain Hockey League Regular Season and Playoff championships. In 2013, Sean led the Trojans to back-to-back LMHL title games before falling to Richland in a thrilling 4-3 OT game at the War Memorial Arena.
In addition to his coaching duties, McTighe serves at the General Manager of Planet Ice Skating Center in Richland Township. McTighe, 34, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001 and resides in Johnstown.
Head Coach – Bantam Team
Mickey has been playing hockey since he was 5 years old. He comes from a long line of hockey brothers and nephews. He played hockey at Westmont from 1981-1985 for Charlie Haigins and was part of the State semifinal team in 1982. Mickey played at Penn State University in 1986 and 1987 as part of Penn State’s Division 1 club team, and coincidentally, at the same university that Head Coach Matt Cavrak played at. Mickey has coached in several organizations, including Mite B and Mite A Major with the CCSHL, Pee Wee AA for two successive years with the Pittsburgh Huskies with Adam and Nicholas winning a championship at the Pee Wee AA level in 2010 with my son Nicholas. “It was the greatest experience of my life beating the Predator’s in the championship game. “Mickey continues to be involved in scholastic hockey within the Westmont Hilltop School District where he coached from 1992 to 1995. He also coached the Westmont Laurel Mountain team this past year as well as assisting the freshman and varsity team for the 2011-2012 season. He also ran the fun Friday program for Westmont Hilltop, an elementary programfor teaching skills and drills and interesting kids in the sport. His brother Art has been the head coach at Westmont since 1988,bringing stability and a unique dynamic to the school districtMickey has a more famous side. He was the little child in the 1977 film Slapshot that was filmed in his house with Emmett Walsh and Paul Newman as he played Dickie Dunn’s son, the sportswriter that was responsible for stirring up the rumor of the sale of the team to Florida. Remember Dickie Dunn and Reg Dunlop?
Mickey also continues to play hockey at age 45 in the adult league at planet ice as he thoroughly enjoys playing and teaching kids.
Head Coach – PeeWee Blue Team
Head Coach – PeeWee White Team
Nick Mish was born and raised in Johnstown, Pa.He played travel hockey out of Pittsburgh until leaving when he was 15 to move to British Columbia. While in Canada he played Junior hockey before moving back to Pa. He was drafted into the Ontario hockey league and played one season for the Erie Otters and won the division championship. Nick has coached high school hockey while attending IUP and helped with many goaltender school throughout Pennsylvania and Canada.
Eric Dibble is a Johnstown native. He played in-house, travel, and High School Hockey at Forest Hills. In his junior year at Forest Hills he was the Captain of the Varsity Squad. The same year he was selected to the WPIHL All-Star team and also played in the Pennsylvania Keystone Games. Dibble played Junior Hockey in Canada for the Golden Junior Rockets in British Columbia as a high school senior. The following year he had decided to hang up his skates and enlist in the US Armed Forces along with pursuing his college degree. Prior to leaving for his military training he played a few more competitive games for the Somerset Chill Junior hockey team. He got his start in coaching as a teenager while helping out at summer hockey schools. Since then he has volunteered as a coach at both the High School and College Club levels. Most recently he coached with the Jr Chiefs and Jets ADM program. He loves the game and continues to play regularly in multiple Adult leagues and tournaments.
Head Coach – Lady Jets
Assistant Coach – U18 Team
Lew was born and raised in Johnstown, PA. He started his hockey career at the age of 10 playing for the Cambria County Student Hockey League. He graduated from Johnstown High School, where he was a 5 year letterman. Throughout his high school years, he played for multiple travel teams. During his senior year, Lew was selected to play for a Pittsburgh All Star Team, which included a 4 country European, Canadian, and American tour. Upon graduation, he played one year of junior hockey, where his career ended due to a knee injury.
Lew brings over 10 years coaching experience from the Johnstown Warriors, Johnstown Jets, Lady Jets, and Richland High School.
Frank Ozog -
Assistant Coach – Lady Jets
Assistant Coach – U18
Native of Johnstown, PA, has over 35 years of playing experience as a goaltender and 11 years of coaching. Not only Playing for programs in Johnstown but many summer leagues in Canada and the U.S., which include the Burlington Wolves (AAA). He continued his playing career after High School, for one season, with the Hershey Bears (AHL) Organization as prospect goaltender, where he received a higher level of training and development. He took those lessons learned, as a student of the game, and now shares those years of experience as coach. The past 11 years he spent coaching for the Greater Johnstown High School Trojans, at both Freshman and Varsity levels, Johnstown Lady Jets and Jets Midget programs. Frank is also the Lead Director and CEO of Johnstown Area Goaltending School and has had the privilege to train many goalies locally and around the U.S.A. In 2013 he was selected to coach at the National Level with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (NTDP) at the Multi District National Camp (U18) for Women’s Hockey. He then was added to the coaching staff to continue with the NTDP. This honor not only includes National Player Development, but National and Multi District Goaltender Development as well. His dedication to the progression of the sport of hockey has no limits, as he continues to coach all across America, and still in his hometown of Johnstown.
Assistant Coach - Lady jets
Chris is originally from Curwensville, Pa and is a graduate from Clarion University. After working in the NBA and NHL Chris joined the Johnstown Tomahawks Front Office in 2012. Chris serves as an assistant coach for the Johnstown Lady Jets under Former Johnstown Chief Jean Desrochers, goalie coach Nick Mish who played in the OHL and Johnstown Goalie School Head Coach Frank Ozog. Chris also assists with former Johnstown Chief Joe Tallari with the Jr. Chief’s program and Johnstown Jets programs.