Coach Allen Sprunk
"I have been blessed with several great goalie coaches in my 40 + years of coaching, without a doubt Tony is at the top of the list. I would strongly suggest you consider making Tony your goalie coach."
Susie and Doug Ashton
"We had the pleasure of having Tony coach our son this year for the Falcons Bantams. My son has been a goalie for 2 1/2 seasons and he has only had a few sessions of goalie training during the beginning of his career. I definitely saw improvement and confidence from the beginning of the season to the end. Brad finished the travel season with a 2.0 GAA! Tony pushes the kids to their skill level and then pushes them a little more. However, he won't push to the point the kids get frustrated or that it isn't fun for them anymore. He has a great rapport with the kids and you can tell everyone is having fun on the ice! We look forward to working with him again."
Wendy & Scott Dean
"Tony did a phenomenal job with our son. We look forward to more clinics as they become available."
Charles J. Kopp
Coach, Goalie parent and author of the book Life and Youth Sports, The good, The Bad and the Crazy
"I've had the pleasure of working with Tony for over 5 years and his passion to teach the toughest position in sports shows in his hard work and the level of accomplishment that he strives for with each of his students. My son Zac (2001) was lucky to have started out with Tony and has flourished with the instruction he has received. Tony not only attacks the physical side of the position but also shares what it will take to succeed mentally. As always, I look forward for the work and preparation he will teach my son now and in the future."
Former Head Coach of Lincoln Way; Lincoln Way East and Central; and the Cobra's
"Tony and I played men's league hockey together for about 5 years approximately 10 years ago. At the time I was the Head Varsity Coach for Lincoln Way. I noticed early on that Tony had the qualities of a coach. I gave him his first shot at coaching and he was my goaltending coach for the next three years until I stopped coaching. Tony, was a tad nervous at the start but really grew into his role. Not only was he a solid goalie for our men's league team but he was a great addition to my coaching staff. I wish him all the best in this new endeavor and know he will be successful."
"Coach Tony has been a tremendous asset for the Indianapolis Youth Hockey Association this past season. He is willing to help us out at all age levels, from mites through bantams. He gives our kids a good, solid foundation in goaltending, with easy-to-understand fundamentals. He understands the IYHA approach of finding interested netminders at the mite level, then encouraging their growth and development as they age. We hope Coach Tony will be around for many seasons to come."
"Tony recently started working with the young goalies in the Mite/Squirt aged "spring hockey" league in Carmel. As another coach on the ice at the same time, I have observed that the kids are very responsive to his instruction, and are having fun playing the position! Watch out as these kids grow up, as the goal scoring will be going down!"
"Coaching with tony was an absolute pleasure. He has a passion for the game which is hard to find these days. His coaching philosophy is easy to understand and makes players excited to play for him. His hard work and attention to details shows in everything he does and he will be a success in everything he is a part of."
"Tony was my goalie coach for the Indianapolis Racer Peewee A team. The transformation both of my goalies made throughout the year was astounding. Tony, did great work with the kids and they responded amazingly well to his instruction. Tony is a great individual and great goalie coach, I look forward to having him work with my goalies in the future! "
"I had the pleasure of coaching with Tony on a pee wee travel team during the 2013-2014 season. This was the first year that we had a dedicated goalie coach and the results were dramatic. Our goalies not only improved on the ice in terms of their responsiveness and their ability to stop the puck, they also learned how to prepare off the ice. Tony taught our kids on and off ice lessons and techniques that will stay with them their entire hockey careers and I would highly recommend goalies at any level work with him."