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2013 Men's Winter World University Games Coaching Staff

Scott Balboni
Head Coach

Balboni is making his first appearance as head coach the U.S. Men’s National University Team. He previously served on the U.S. Men’s National University Team coaching staff in 2009 and 2011 as an assistant.

Balboni was head coach of the Penn State University men’s ice hockey team from 2006-11. During his tenure, he amassed a 150-33-10 overall record and won a total of six Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League titles (three regular season, three playoff). In his first year as head coach, Balboni guided Penn State to the ACHA national championship game and was selected as ACHA Men’s Division I Coach of the Year for his efforts. Additionally, he was twice named ESCHL Coach of the Year (2007-08, 2009-10).

Prior to becoming the head coach at Penn State, Balboni worked as an assistant coach at the school for five seasons (1997-99, 2002-06), helping lead the program to three ACHA Men’s Division I national championships (1998, 2002, 2003).

Balboni and his wife, Sandy, reside in Centre Hall, Pa., with their three children – AJ, Hailee and Taylor.


Sean Hogan
Assistant Coach

Hogan is serving as an assistant coach with the U.S. Men’s National University Team for the first time.

Currently, Hogan is in his third season as head coach of the University of Arizona men’s hockey team. In his first two seasons with the Wildcats, he has compiled a 38-42-2 record and back-to-back top-25 finishes in the ACHA rankings.

Before taking his current position, Hogan was director of video operations for the Western Michigan University men’s hockey program. While with WMU, Hogan helped the Broncos to the program’s first berth in the NCAA tournament in over two decades.

Hogan was the head coach of the Oakland University men’s hockey team from 2005-09, where he guided the program to a pair of ACHA national championships (2006, 2007). He was also an assistant coach with Oakland University during its 2004 national championship.

Additionally, Hogan has worked as head coach of the Yellowstone Quake hockey club of the Northern Pacific Hockey League.

Hogan currently lives in Tucson, Ariz.


Dan Phelps
Assistant Coach

Phelps will serve as an assistant coach with the U.S. Men’s National University Team for the second time, having previously served in that same capacity with the 2.011 U.S. Men’s National University Team. 

He is currently in his fifth season as head coach of the Adrian College men’s hockey team. During his first four campaigns with the program, Phelps accumulated a 108-43 record, two Great Lake Collegiate Hockey League regular-season titles (2011-12, 2012-13) and the school’s first-ever appearance in the ACHA Men’s Division I national tournament (2010-11).

From 2006-09, he worked as head coach and general manager of the Michigan Ice Dogs Junior A Hockey Club, as well as an assistant coach for the Victory Honda Midget Major Hockey Club. Additionally, Phelps was head coach at Novi (Mich.) High School from 1998-06, where he established the boys’ hockey program and guided Novi to three conference titles (2000, 2001, 2002) and five regional crowns (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006).

Prior to beginning his full-time coaching career, Phelps was a scout for USHL Central Scouting, as well as the Sarnia Blast and Dubuque Thunderbirds.

Phelps currently resides in Adrian, Mich.

Past Coaches

Year Head Coach Assistant Coach(es) Result
2011 Dave Debol Scott Balboni, Dan Phelps 6th Place
2009 Joe Augustine Scott Balboni, Dave Debol 7th Place
2007 Chad Cassel Joe Augustine, Dave Debol 8th Place
2005 Chad Cassel Robert Larson, Rick Randazzo 9th Place
2003 Joe Battista Josh Brandwene, Chad Cassel 11th Place
2001 Dr. Alan Murdoch Chad Cassel, Brian Wilke 8th Place