Bob Green was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and has been coaching all different levels of hockey for over 40 years.
He grew up playing and coaching hockey in Montreal and moved to California in 1992 in hopes of bringing his coaching knowledge to San Diego.
Bob has coached from in-house mites to high school travel teams across all different rinks in San Diego.
The first rink he started coaching at, proud to say, was SDIA and returned to coaching there after all the years of his coaching experience.
Currently, he coaches the in-house bantams in hopes of
teaching the kids not just about the game but about life.
It’s all about fun with Coach Bob!
Rebecca Green grew up playing hockey at SDIA as well as around other rinks in San Diego.
During her high school years, she played travel hockey for the LA Lions and eventually returned to SDIA in hopes of following in her dad’s footsteps and coach.
Her future goals of coaching are to get more girls involved in the sport of hockey and eventually coach an all-girls team.
Currently, Rebecca plays adult hockey at SDIA and is an assistant coach for her dad who is the head coach for the in-house bantams. She hopes to be a role model for young girls out there who love the game as much as she does and reminds them that it is all about having fun.
Mike grew up on the east coast with a passion for the game of hockey, playing at all levels through college club. A cagey veteran of the game, Mike is closing in on forty years on the ice.
Mike always loved playing and teaching the game of hockey and has always envisioned himself coaching, which he started at SDIA in 2015 and is now a Level IV coach.
One of the biggest rewards Mike gets through coaching is seeing both new and experienced players develop and grow through the various SDIA programs season after season and passing on his love of the game.
You will find Mike at the rink almost every day of the week as he helps coach a variety of skaters from our newest players at developmental hockey, to the house and SCAHA leagues at SDIA.
Anthony Mata grew up playing hockey at the age of 7.
He played most of his youth league at SDIA until going to SDSU to play college hockey. Anthony Mata started coaching Peewee B in 2019.
He continues to help kids and grow the passion of the game.
Ziga played hockey as a goalie in Europe, Canada and the US. He grew up playing hockey in Slovenia, Europe winning national championships at various levels and competed in European championship on the national team.
After playing one year of professional hockey in Europe, as a 16 year old he moved to Vancouver, Canada to play in the Canadian Junior A Hockey League.
After 4 years of playing in Canada he received a scholarship to play US College Division 3 hockey at Norwich University in Vermont.
His team won a national championship in 2000 (2nd in 2002, 3rd in 1999) and he graduated as a valedictorian of his class with a degree in mechanical engineering.
He ran a goalie school in Slovenia during summers and was a goalie coach for MIT during graduate studies.
He moved to San Diego 5 years ago and works as a professional engineer on transportation electrification. His 10 year old son Luka is a goalie and a player and a 7 year old daughter Nina is a figure skater at SDIA
My name is Jeff Glass and I am excited to get to know everyone.
Currently, I am the goalie coach for the San Diego Gulls, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks.
During my time playing hockey around the world and as high as the NHL level, I have mentored younger players to strengthen the teams I played for.
With my passion for goaltending, mentorship and seeing the next generation of talent thrive, I have built a reputation that exhibits both unparalleled abilities to help goaltenders reach their potential and a dedication to helping others excel.
This led me to start Jeff Glass Goaltending to help young goalies reach their potential.
I am excited to begin working with all the young goalies in the San Diego area.
These travel hockey years would fuel my personal development and my life.
After high school I moved to Houston Texas to start college and played in many different adult men’s league programs throughout the city. During those years in Texas I played on D4-D6 teams.
I moved to California a few years later and continued to play men’s leagues, pickup hockey, and roller hockey in San Diego.
My son and I are finishing our third season at SDIA in the Oilers Mite 8U program. I have volunteered on Mites 2 in 2019 & Mites 1 in 2020 with Coach Mike Langridge as his Assistant Coach.
In the fall of 2020 I started as Head Coach of the Mites 6 team. The 2020-2021 has been a blast and I look forward to the growth and development of each player in the 8U and beyond at SDIA!
Adam joined the Mites coaches at SDIA in 2020. Adam brings a positive and enthusiastic attitude to player and team development. When not playing or coaching, Adam enjoys Homebrewing and traveling with his family.
Eric started coaching at SDIA in 2010 with the mini mites and has since gone on to coach on various teams at the mite, squirt, peewee, and high school levels.
In 2019-2020, he was named the San Diego Hockey Community Member of the Year for his efforts with the Learn to Play, minimites, and squirt programs.
He is currently a Level 4 coach in USA Hockey and leads a squirt house team and the Saturday Learn to Play class.