Coaches

Scott Anderson, Head Coach
USA Hockey Level 4 Certified
Scott Anderson started his hockey journey in Clinton, NY where he played youth hockey and eventually college hockey at SUNY Brockport (NCAA Division II/III). He has been a scout for several college and junior hockey programs. Scott served as an instructor at Brockport State Youth Hockey Camp and Can/Am camp as well as co-founding a hockey camp in upstate, NY. Scott coached in the Lake Placid Youth Hockey Association for 4 years. Since moving to Florida, Scott has served as Hockey Director at Planet Ice in Palm Beach Gardens, coached youth and high school hockey teams, been a camp instructor, and coached junior hockey. Scott is very excited about this opportunity at FAU and is looking forward to working closely with the players, the coaching staff, and university to help guide the program into the future.

 

Dan Bouganim, Assistant Coach
USA Hockey Level 4 Certified
Dan started playing youth travel hockey and continued through high school in Marlborough, MA. Dan’s coaching career began as a volunteer at a “learn to play” clinic in Yonkers, NY. Soon after, he started coaching recreational hockey, followed by 10 years at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, NY. During that time he also coached Tier 1 youth travel for 3 years for the Westchester Express. After relocating to Florida in 2013, he began coaching with the Palm Beach Hawks. The use of innovative team systems and individual player video analysis are his hallmarks as a coach.

 

Aaron Burri, Assistant Coach
USA Hockey Level 1 Certified
FAU Hockey Alumni Aaron Burri, Class of ’17, will be returning to the Team this year as an Assistant Coach. In his third year of coaching College Hockey, Aaron spent the 2016-2017 Season as an Assistant Coach for the Lynn University Hockey Team. Having played for the Owls in the past, Aaron graduated FAU last year with a BBA in International Business and Trade. Aside from Coaching at FAU, Aaron has been assisting at the Palm Beach Skate Zone Adult Hockey Clinic since 2015.

 

Brett Schaffer, Goaltending Coach
USA Hockey Level 3 Certified
Coach Schaffer is entering his second year with FAU. In addition to coaching with FAU, he runs his own goaltending school in Florida and is a certified FuturePro Goaltending Instructor. Brett frequently works with NHL goalie coaches and professionals such as Steve McKichan, Frantz Jean, Jeff Lerg, and George Bosak.

 

Mike Flaherty, Team Medic/Trainer
USA Hockey Level 4 Certified
Mike is currently a firefighter/paramedic with an AS in EMS and has spent the last two seasons as the Medic/Trainer for the Palm Beach Hawks Junior Hockey program. Mike began coaching roller hockey 8 years ago and progressed to recreational ice hockey and finally youth travel hockey.  Knowing the importance of physical fitness in high level, competitive hockey, Mike focused his efforts on coaching strength, speed, and conditioning; creating off ice workouts, dynamic game day warm ups and intense full-day beach workout programs. Mike is excited to be part of FAU Hockey this season…his professionalism and dedication are second to none.