MEET THE COACHES

Dan Mark, Varsity Head Coach

 

Dan Mark is in his 28th season behind the Stoughton bench in 2008-09. Coach Mark began his Stoughton career as an assistant coach in the 1981-82 season, where he served in that capacity for two years under Ray O'Malley  before taking the head coaching job in 1983-84. Prior to coming to Stoughton, Dan coached at BC High as an assistant from 1979-1981. He is actively involved in off-season coaching, as he coaches in the Cranberry Cup High School Summer League in Bridgewater, the Foxboro Summer League, for Mohawks Youth Hockey, Tri-County Saints Youth Hockey, as well as Hub City Hockey. Coach Mark was a standout player for Stoughton High School, playing on the varsity from 1970 to 1974. He was a captain on the varsity team during his junior and senior year. He then went on to play at UMass Amherst from 1974-1976, followed by Bridgewater State College, in which he was a captain in his senior year. Dan currently teaches social studies at the 8th grade level at the O'Donnell Middle School in Stoughton, a post he has held since 1980. He holds a B.S. in education from Bridgewater State College. Dan is the program liaison for the Stoughton Recreation Department's Summer Program. Coach Mark and his wife Karen live in Easton with their son and daughter and their dog. Dan's son Greg plays for the Oliver Ames varsity squad.  Additionally, Dan can be found coaching girls field hockey (which he has done since 1982),at Stoughton High, as well as serving as an assistant softball coach. Coach Mark also was assistant baseball coach for Stoughton from 1981 to 1995.

 

Dave Garofalo, Assistant Coach

 

Dave Garofalo is entering his sixth season in the Stoughton hockey program as assistant varsity head coach and head coach of the Stoughton JV team in 2008-09. Dave made his coaching debut with the Black Knights after 9 years of playing experience, in which he played for 3 years at Bridgewater- Raynham High School, followed by 2 years with the Rhode Island Sharks, and then 4 years at New England College. Dave is the offensive coach for the Black Knights. The JV squad flourished under Dave's patient tutelage in 2003-04. Coach Garafalo is also on staff at Stoughton High School, where he is employed as a teacher. Dave earned his B.A. from New England College. He is single and resides in Dorchester. Dave  has one son, Camden.

Mark Hansen, Goaltenders Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach Mark Hansen came to Stoughton from the Foxboro Warriors hockey program, where he coached from 1999-2006. He is entering his third season behind the Stoughton bench in 2008-09. Mark has also coached at the youth level with Spitfire Hockey where he has taught goaltending skills, which he is continuing to do while simultaneously working as the Knights goaltending coach. Coach Hansen played for Canton High School from 1971 to 1975 , moving on then to play for Providence College from 1976 to 1979. Originally from Canton, Mark lives in Stoughton now and is self-employed. Mark holds a degree in education from Providence College. He and his his wife Geralyn have three children, son Timothy, and daughters Victoria and Elizabeth.  

 

 

 

Kevin Smith, Assistant Coach

Head Coach, Junior Varsity

 

 

 

Kevin Smith is entering his third season behind the Stoughton varsity bench in the 2008-09 season. Kevin is also the head coach of the junior varsity squad. A longtime participant in Stoughton hockey as a player and now a coach, Kevin's hockey experience began with the Mohawks Youth hockey team from 1984 to 1997, as well as playing for the varsity team from 1993 to 1997 as a goaltender. He broke into the coaching ranks as a volunteer assistant coach for the high school team beginning in 1997. Kevin has also coached for the Mohawks Youth Hockey team from 2001 to 2003, as well as coaching for the Bay State Breakers Girls Hockey League from 2004 to 2006. Currently Kevin is busy serving as an assistant coach on the varsity squad. Kevin also served as a color commentator on Stoughton hockey broadcasts with John Leahy for several years. A Stoughton resident, Kevin is employed as a teacher at Stoughton High School, teaching Business Technology. He earned his BA degree in Marketing and Finance from Assumption College in 2001, and followed that up with a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in 2005. He is single.

 

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