Staff

Peter Mannino

Peter Mannino joined the RedHawk staff after spending a year at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Prior to joining Omaha, Mannino spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League, where he served as the team's primary scout and recruiter. He worked closely with the Steel's penalty kill unit that finished first in the USHL in 2017 and second in 2016. Chicago went 65-43-12 in the two seasons Mannino spent on its bench, capturing a Clark Cup following the 2016-17 season, one that saw the Steel set a franchise record with 38 victories and 81 points while making their first playoff appearance in nine seasons at the time. Mannino also worked directly with the Steel's goaltenders and was primarily responsible for the player's housing and school placements.

Mannino spent his collegiate career as a standout goaltender for the University of Denver, backstopping the team to a national championship as a freshman during the 2004-05 season. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2005 NCAA Tournament as the Pioneers captured their crown. In four years at DU, Mannino compiled a 61-32-5 overall record, a 2.35 goals against average and a .917 career save percentage. He also finished his collegiate career with a school-record 15 shutouts before going on to play professionally for seven seasons at a variety of levels, including NHL appearances with the New York Islanders, Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets.

Joel Beal

Joel Beal came to Miami after 5 seasons with Sacred Heart in Brigeport, Conn., where he helped drastically improved a Pioneers program that won only 14 combined games from 2010-13, helping SHU to a 10-win improvement in his very first season in 2013-14. He was promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2016-17 season. Sacred Heart reached the Atlantic Hockey Tournament quarterfinals twice in his last four seasons, something that had not happened once in the previous five seasons. Beal joined Sacred Heart's staff in 2013 after spending two seasons as an assistant at his alma mater Union College. He helped guide Union to the ECAC Championship and a run to the NCAA East Regional Finals in the 2012-13 campaign.

A four-year letter winner at Union, Beal recorded 101 points (27 goals, 74 assists) in four seasons with the Dutchmen. As an assistant captain in 2004-05, Beal led Union to its first regular season sweep of Rensselaer, and its first playoff win in nearly 11 years. He set the school single-season assists mark (matched by Kelly Zajac in 2010-11) after recording 29 assists in 2002-03 and finished second on the career assists list.

Nick Petraglia

Nick Petraglia is no stranger to Miami hockey, as the former RedHawk player is in his 12th season as a member of Miami's coaching staff. As an assistant coach, he helps with on-ice instruction in all facets of the game and works extensively with the RedHawk goaltenders while also handling many recruiting responsibilities. He also serves as co-recruiting coordinator, is the team's academic liaison, and works with the program's alumni board.

During the offseason, Petraglia spends several weeks coaching Miami's hockey school and has coached both the Select 14 and Select 16 festivals for USA Hockey over the past several years. For the past five summers, Petraglia was selected to coach at the Warren Strelow National Team Camp with USA Hockey, which included the nation's top goaltenders eligible for international play. He has also worked closely with Washington Capitals (NHL) goalie coach Mitch Korn since 2001.

Dean Stork

Dean Stork was named Miami University's Director of Hockey Operations prior to the 2018–19 campaign after serving the previous season as a volunteer coach. Stork spent the previous two years building the hockey program from scratch at the University of Jamestown. After tirelessly building up the program's initial roster from scratch during the 2015–16 calendar year, he helped the team achieve a No. 7 national ranking during its inaugural 2016–17 season, one in which it went 24-13-3 overall. Prior to entering the collegiate coaching ranks, Stork spent 10 seasons coaching in the East Coast Hockey League, serving as the Greenville Road Warriors' head coach (2010–15) and spending stints as an assistant coach for both the Stockton Thunder (2005–;06) and the Cincinnati Cyclones (2006–10).

A four-year standout for the University of Massachusetts, Stork signed an NHL contract with the Washington Capitals in 1999 and skated in four NHL training camps. He also served as a captain and alternate captain at various points of his professional career. Stork graduated from UMass with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management in May of 1999. A high achiever in the classroom as well, he made appearances on the Hockey East Honor Roll Team.

Kevin Ackley

Kevin Ackley comes to Miami Hockey School after a career at DI St. Lawrence University from 2001–2006. At SLU, Ackley was a solid contributor as a goaltender despite a number of critical injuries. Prior to SLU, Kevin played two years in the USHL in Fargo, ND and Chicago, IL. Kevin received his Master's Degree in Education during his final year of eligibility at SLU. Kevin is the Sr. Director of Goggin Ice Center and the Director of Miami Hockey School.

Matt Cady

Matt is a Miami Hockey Alumni graduating in 2004 with a degree in strength and conditioning. Before Matt returned to Miami he was volunteer assistant hockey coach at the University of Denver. Matt worked with Miami's Golf, Hockey, and Synchronized Skating teams as the strength and conditioning coach. Matt also provided administrative support, scouting reports, and coordinates the hockey teams in game video. Cady currently oversees strength and conditioning programs for military personnel based in Florida.

Mike Norton

Mike has an extensive playing and coaching background at the Division I college level, in addition to his experience as a junior player for St. Michael's in Toronto from 1976-78. After leaving St. Mike's, Norton played one season of Division I hockey for former CCHA member St. Louis University in 1978-79 before transferring to Miami University, where he completed his career in 1982. Taking over Miami's club program the following season as coach, he led the Redskins (now RedHawks) to a 30-1 record and second-place finish at the Club Hockey Nationals in 1984. Following a year at Division III Wisconsin-River Falls, Norton returned to Oxford as an assistant coach for Miami's varsity team from 1985-91. Mike is also a USA Hockey coaching education instructor during the off season along with coaching in multiple USA Hockey camps. For the past 22 years, Mike was Associate Athletic Director and Hockey Coach at Culver Academy. Mike is currently the Director for Hockey at Goggin Ice Center.

Scott Hicks

Scott Hicks returns as the head coach of Miami's Division I ACHA Women's Hockey Team. After guiding the team to a National Championship in 2013–2014, Hicks was at the helm again in 2014–2015 when the team returned to the National Championship game. Hicks has also served on the staff for the women's hockey team at the World University Games in 2015.

Kaitlyn Johnson

Kaitlyn Johnson joined the Goggin Ice Center staff in 2015 as an Intern for Programming after completing her collegiate playing career at Marion University in Wisconsin. Johnson served as the associate head coach for Miami's Division I ACHA Women's Hockey Team and has served on the staffs of multiple camps including Miami Hockey School. Johnson joined the Lindenwood-Bellville coaching staff in 2017-18 and helped guide the Links to a National Championship appearance.

Mark Frankenfeld

Mark Frankenfeld serves as commissioner of the North American Hockey League. As commissioner, his responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations and all business aspects of the league, including but not limited to expansion, marketing initiatives, rules & regulations and player development. Behind the bench in the NAHL, Frankenfeld was the head coach of the Dayton Gems during the 2003-04 season and spent four seasons as assistant coach and assistant general manager for the Texas Tornado from 1999-03. He was also an assistant coach with the Cleveland Jr. Barons for one season. Prior to working in the NAHL, Frankenfeld gained valuable experience in the collegiate ranks, spending four years as an assistant coach with Miami University and one as an assistant with Buffalo State University (SUNYAC). Frankenfeld has also coached at the high school and Midget AAA levels, as well as at USA Hockey Select Festivals, giving him more than 20 years of coaching experience.

Justin Camuto

Justin Camuto returns to Miami Hockey School as goalie coach. He currently works at the Goggin Ice Center as Ice Hockey Coordinator assisting with the Jr. RedHawks and BAD Hockey programs along with being the Head Coach for the Miami Youth Hockey High School team. During the summers, Justin also coaches camps for New York Islanders goalie coach Mitch Korn. Camuto played goalie for the ACHA team at John Carroll University.