Meet The Coaches

Kenny Brooks

Kenny Brooks Director of Hockey

Kenny Brooks Director of Hockey

  • Playing Experience
  • Las Vegas AAA Youth Hockey
  • Junior A in USHL for Tri-City Storm
  • NCAA D1 Penn State University
  • Played professionally for ECHL Colorado Eagles

  • Coaching Experience
  • 2018-2019 Assistant Coach Tri City Storm
  • 2019-Present Director of Hockey Las Vegas Ice Center
  • Current Head Coach of Las Vegas Storm 10U A Team
Tara Nilles

Tara Nilles Director of Youth Hockey

Tara Nilles Director of Youth Hockey

  • Playing Experience
  • Colorado AAA Boys and Girls Youth Hockey
  • Shattuck St. Mary High School Hockey

  • Coaching Experience
  • Head Coach Midget A and AA Teams in Colorado
  • Several League and State Championships
  • USA Hockey Level 4 Coach
  • Director of House League for Las Vegas Ice Center
  • Current Las Vegas Storm 14U Tournament Team Head Coach
Brittney Brooks

Brittney Brooks Co-Director of GoaltendingGirls Hockey Development

Brittney Brooks Co-Director of Goaltending / Girls Hockey Development

  • Playing Experience
  • Las Vegas AAA Youth Boys Hockey
  • Colorado Select 19U AAA Girls Hockey
  • NCAA D1 Colgate University

  • Coaching Experience
  • B.A. in Neuroscience/ Certified in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • 8 years experience coaching hockey and skating to children with special needs
  • USA Hockey Goalie Development Coordinator
  • Goalie Coach for Las Vegas Ice Center House League and LV Storm Organization
  • Director of Lil’ Knights and Learn to Play Hockey Programs
Nick

Nick Brusa Director of Player Development

Nick Brusa Director of Player Development

  • Playing Experience
  • Chicago AAA Hockey
  • Junior Hockey in USA and Canada
  • NCAA D3 Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota

  • Coaching Experience
  • 2017-2018 Assistant Coach Sioux City Musketeers USHL
  • 2018-2020 Assistant Coach Tri City Storm USHL
Matt Ho

Matt Ho Skating Development Coach

Matt Ho Skating Development Coach

  • Playing Experience
  • AAA Youth Hockey in Las Vegas and Canada
  • Junior A Boston Bandits and NJ Hitmen
  • NCAA D3 Hockey and Lacrosse Chatham University

  • Coaching Experience
  • Head of Skating Development at LVIC
  • Current LV Storm 10U B Team
  • 5 years Coaching Experience
Sean Stephenson

Sean Stephenson Hockey Coach

Sean Stephenson Hockey Coach

  • Playing Experience
  • Played Youth Hockey in California
  • Played Roller Hockey at Saddleback College in California

  • Coaching Experience
  • Coached at The Rink with Anaheim Jr. Ducks Organization
  • Coaches with the VGK Lil’ Knights and NHL Learn to Play Program in Las Vegas
  • Co-Directed the Intro to House League Program in 2020
  • Head Coach of Las Vegas Ice Center House League Teams at the 12U and 14U Levels
  • Current Assistant Coach of the Las Vegas Storm 14U Tournament Team
  • USA Hockey Level 2 Coach
Cody Castro

Cody Castro Hockey Coach

Cody Castro Hockey Coach

  • Playing Experience
  • Arizona and California AAA Youth Hockey
  • Junior A in WHL in Canada
  • Collegiate Hockey for Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Played Professionally in the ECHL and SPHL

  • Coaching Experience
  • Vegas Junior Golden Knights 14UA and 12UA Head Coach
  • 5 Years of coaching experience in Las Vegas including House League and Travel Hockey
  • Current Head Coach of Las Vegas Storm 8U Tournament Team
David Glen

David Glen

Coach-In-Chief

David GlenHockey Coach

  • Playing Experience
  • AAA Fort Saskatchewan Rangers (Alberta, Canada)
  • JR. A Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
  • NCAA D1 Penn State University
  • Played Professionally- Idaho Steelheads (ECHL), Gap Rapaces (Ligue Magnus, Champions League Europe)

  • Coaching Experience
  • 2019-Present Coach-In-Chief and Head of Shooting Development at LVIC
  • Current Head Coach of Las Vegas Storm 10U A Team and Assistant Coach of Las Vegas Storm 10U B Team
  • 2018-19 Advisor/Recruiter for The Sports Corporation (Top 5 NHL Player Agencies world wide)
Orion Linneham

Orion Linneham Hockey Coach

Orion Linneham Las Vegas Ice Center Coach

  • Playing Experience
  • Grew up playing AA in Florida for the Palm Beach Blackhawks
  • Junior A for the Walpole Express for the EHL - Captain for 2 years
  • NCAA D3 at King’s College in Wilkes Barre, PA
  • ACHA D1 at UNLV
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Minor in Economics

  • Coaching Experience
  • Coached youth hockey in Walpole, MA 2015-2018
  • Coached at LVIC since 2019
  • Las Vegas Storm u14
Kirk Underwood

Kirk Underwood

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Kirk Underwood Head Strength and Conditioning Coach 

  • Playing Experience
  • Littleton AA Youth Hockey
  • Junior A in EHL
  • NCAA D3 Chatham University
  • Currently Playing ACHA D1 at UNLV

  • Coaching Experience
  • Working towards Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology
  • Coached youth hockey in Massachusetts
  • Completed Strength and Conditioning Internships in Pittsburg
  • Currently coaches Las Vegas Ice Center House League and Strength and Conditioning training