Coaches

Head Coach:
Brendon Hodge
(307) 696-7764
GilletteWild@gmail.com

The 2015-2016 season was Brendon’s first season as Head Coach for the Gillette wild. In just his first season with the Wild, Coach Hodge led the team to a 27 and 20 season, and continued the streak by leading the team to their fifth straight playoff birth. Not only did Coach Hodge have a successful season on the ice, Coach Hodge placed 8 kids into college! Prior to coming to Gillette, Brendon coached the Rushmore Thunder (Rapid City, SD) to back to back South Dakota State Championships. Before he switched gears to coaching, Brendon played 10 years of professional hockey, spending time between the East Coast Hockey League and Central Hockey League. He had stops in Wheeling, Stockton, Tulsa, Rapid City (wihere he won a championship in 2010), and Fort Worth. Before playing professionally, Brendon attended Plattsburgh State University making it to 3 frozen fours, won a National title, and was a 2 time All-American selection. Before college, Brendon played in the USHL for the Lincoln Stars. Brendon’s father played for the Boston Bruins in the 1960’s and 1970’s winning 2 Stanley Cups. Currently, Brendon resides in Rapid City with his wife Amy.

Assistant Coach:
Tim Brownell
(970) 443-5083
tbrownell0889@yahoo.com

The 2015-2016 was Tim’s first year with the Wild. Tim started his coaching career in Laramie, WY where he was the Head Coach for the Laramie Outlaw Midget program. He was also: Director of Player/Skill Development for Laramie Amateur Hockey Club, and Head Coach for Team Wyoming 14U AA program. In conjunction with coaching the Wild, Tim serves as the Wyoming Amateur Hockey Association Director of Player Development. Tim also works the USAH National Select Festivals during the summers. Prior to coaching Tim played four years of college hockey for Weber State University and earned his degree in Public Relations and Advertising. After graduating from college, Tim played minor professional hockey for the Toledo Walleye and the August RiverHawks.