Head Coach - Lindsay Putnam
Coach Putnam has been behind the bench for 28 years, 12 of those at the Junior A level, having coached in the Eastern Junior League, the United States Premier Hockey League and the Empire League. He comes to the University of Rochester having won Championships as a player and coach, including championships at the youth Tier 1 AAA Tournament Bound level. Coach Putnam was also one of 7 local coaches selected by USA Hockey to coach at their annual Select Festivals held in Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse
Assistant Coach / Operations Manager - Randy Smallridge
With more than 25 years experience working within the game of ice hockey, coach Smallridge brings a wealth of knowledge to the team having previously won two national championships with former teams. Serving as both Assistant Coach and Operations Manager for our team, coach Smallridge also acts as the AAU Men's D2 Hockey Commissioner. In his spare time coach Smallridge, works fulltime for the University of Rochester within the Environmental, Health & Safety Department.
Assistant Coach - Andrew Murphy
Originally from Lake Placid, NY, coach Murphy has over 20 years of experience between the pipes as a goalie. Holding records at both the high school and collegiate levels. Coach Murphy played at Mohawk Valley Community College while gaining his associate degree and Daniel Webster College while gaining his bachelor's degree. Currently, coach Murphy is gaining his MBA at the Simon Business School with a dual concentration in Strategy and Finance. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé and one year old son.
Marketing Manager - Karina Gomez
Karina Gomez is originally from Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. She has a background in Industrial Engineering and worked in the automotive industry for three years. She is now pursuing an MBA at the Simon Business School with a concentration in Marketing and completed her summer internship at Amazon as a Sr. PM. Karina will support the hockey team with social media management, website development, and external outreach for the 2023-2024 season.
Support Staff Member & Equipment Manager - Josh Pethel
Originating from Hudson, OH, Josh joins the hockey program as a support staff member and equipment manager. Having previously worked in such roles at Denison University, Josh brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Currently pursuing a double major, Josh is studying both Finance and Economics. In his spare time, Josh is usually on the golf course as an NCAA athlete for the university's golf team. Josh also regularly volunteers with the Frist Tee of Western New York.