COACHES & STAFF

Juan Trevino

Coach Trevino’s technical skating and hockey skill instruction is not just a product of growing up playing hockey. From 1999 to 2004, he was employed by Maximum Development and Players Edge hockey schools, where he became a tactician on the ice.  In the summer of 2019 Coach Trevino earner his certified instructor training with “Laura Stamm”, a process 5 years in the making.

Coach Juan Trevino began playing hockey at the age of seven in the hockey hot-bed that is Metro-Detroit.  He played ACHA division I hockey at Eastern Michigan University, where he was named defensive player of the year and was selected as an ACHA all-star.  He holds undergraduate degrees in public law and government, and sociology/anthropology, as well as a graduate degree from Michigan State University in clinical social work, specializing in adolescent mental health issues. Coach Trevino is on the faculty at Pacific Ridge School as a Student Support Specialist, focusing on the emotional and academic needs of students. He has experience providing therapeutic services to families in a private setting while employed at Intricate Mind Institute and truly has a passion for working with young people and their families. His clinical background gives him great insights into motivating players and facilitating teamwork.

Coach Trevino spent two years as the head coach of the La Jolla Jaguars and transitioned to the San Diego Jr. Gulls in 2006. Since then he worked with the San Diego Saints program prior to his transition to Pacfiic Ridge in 2016.   Coach Trevino’s philosophy remains “perfect practice makes perfect” and his players understand that greatness is earned through hard work and dedication.

Fun Fact: Coach Trevino is a certified Wilderness First Responder and earned that certification while traveling with a group of students to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Todd A. Cadieux (PRHC President)

Todd Cadieux has been involved with ice hockey for more than 40 years. While neither his hockey career nor skateboarding/snowboarding ventures provided opportunities to make a living within the sports he loved, he did find success in the Telecom/Software industry. Todd has been a part of two successful technology start-ups, in which he was an early employee and watched the companies grow through their IPOs (Initial Public Offering) and become leaders in their respective markets.

It has been this entrepreneurial spirit that he has leveraged to create and grow the Pacific Ridge Hockey Club. His idea was simple: create more than a club team, create an environment that allows high-level hockey players to have a  balance of hockey, academics, and their social experiences to create true scholar athletes. With the partnership of Pacific Ridge School, Todd and the entire PRHC staff is working toward this common goal.

Todd started playing Hockey at 11.  In his home town of Rochester Michigan, he played for Avon Township, which at the time was part of the Tri-County Travel Hockey league in Southeast Michigan. At the age of 19 he stopped playing hockey to pursue a pro skateboarding career and at the age of 20 moved to Southern California. He started playing again at the age of 25 and continues to play to this day.

Years Coaching:  Todd has coached/managed Hockey clubs for more than 15 years. Starting with the Escondido Ice-O-Plex Penguins, and eventually coaching for 5 year with the San Diego Jr. Gulls.  In 2015 he left the Jr. Gulls program to start what is now the Pacific Ridge Hockey Club.

Hans Richter

The first time Hans skated was on a pond in central Massachusetts. He got the bug right away, and in the following year played on a mite team (outdoor rink called the Roxbury Winter Club). The rink shut down the next year, and he moved to a different program for squirts and bantam hockey. Most winters were cold enough for pond hockey, so he played a lot of that. In high school he played JV his freshman year and varsity his other years and was captain in his senior year. His played some tough teams – Salisbury, Lawrenceville, Kent, etc. – and hoped to play in college at Dartmouth, but ultimately stuck to lacrosse there. After college he played a lot of men’s league, and in a few competitive summer leagues in Connecticut. Hans started coaching in 1989, and has coached Middle School, JV, and varsity hockey (no club hockey). When he came to San Diego in 2009, he stopped playing and coaching hockey and focused on soccer, mountain biking, and surfing. However, when Icetown Carlsbad popped up in his backyard, he started playing again. Now he is happily coaching with the Pacific Ridge Hockey Club.

Fun Fact: Worked in an outdoor rink during his junior and senior years of high school, and (among other things) drove the Zamboni.

Benjamin Crafts Upham

Ben played 3 years at the University of Rhode Island representing the team as an assistant captain in his sophomore and junior years before having season-ending knee surgery ahead of his Senior year. Coach Upham was selected to the ESCHL All-Rookie Team along with All-Defensive Team. After missing out on his senior year, Ben was asked to join the University of Rhode Island coaching staff as an assistant coach where he ran the defense for the Rams.

Fun Fact: Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu.

Josh Albright

Coach Josh is a born-and-bred North County San Diego hockey player. After playing minor hockey in Escondido he moved to Montana to play junior hockey for the Billings Bulls of the now defunct Northern Pacific Hockey League (NorPac). He then came home to begin his collegiate studies while playing two seasons for the San Diego Gulls (now Sabers) of the Western States Hockey League. After deciding on a major in exercise science, Josh transferred to Arizona State University where he played three seasons of Division 2 ACHA hockey, winning the PAC8 championship once.

Upon graduation Josh moved back to North County San Diego to begin his career in coaching and athlete development.

Fun Fact: Grandson of former New York Ranger, Clint Albright.

Reed G. Kinsey

Coach Reed Kinsey has been involved in hockey for over 20 years. Reed played competitive hockey for 12 years as a goaltender, from AAA to Tier II hockey. As his juniors career ended, Reed decided to further his game towards coaching the next generation of goaltenders. San Diego is where Coach Reed made the call to start his own goaltending academy, “RK Goalies”, specializing in high intensity training on and off the ice to simulate the best “in game” situations. While Coach Reed organizes multiple goalie camps throughout the year, he also trains goaltenders in 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 private sessions.

“As a coach I want to see the next generation grow and become better than my generation.” Reed looks to further his coaching career at a professional level one day soon.

Reed’s goal as a goaltender coach is to give every goaltender the best opportunity possible. “Push always to be the best but never forget why you started hockey… because it’s fun!!!!”