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Tennessee Hockey Club Staff


Bryan Hince


The president is the lead volunteer for the association. His primary role is to preside over the board and ensure the association is following its mission statement and core values. The president leads the board by providing its members with a vision of what needs to be accomplished, goals for completing tasks and inspiration to encourage excellence out of each board member.

  • Teach board members, volunteers, staff and parents on the importance of age-appropriate programming and the core values of Tennessee Hockey Club’s hockey program

  • Support the board in its’ efforts for organic growth within the community

  • Help organize functions to increase visibility of the association and the sport of youth hockey

  • Delegate other duties as necessary within the scope of the association's by-laws

  • Co-director of Travel Hockey & House League Programs. Performs all duties related to operating a successful program

  • Negotiate and procure ice time from local rinks in support of association activities

  • Develop and manage the association’s ice budget

  • Maintain positive relationship with area arena managers and officials

  • Has overall responsibility for scheduling team practices, games & tournaments


John Thiel

Hockey Director


Franky Hart

Youth Development Coordinator

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Chris Butler


The Registrar is one of the most important roles for a our association. Chris is responsible for the association’s USA Hockey Registry and processing all members through the Registry. This process completes the USA Hockey registration for our members.

  • Create and maintain an active membership list

  • Complete the registration process by claiming player, coach & volunteer memberships to your association through the Registry

  • Work with team managers, coaches and program coordinators to collect necessary participation documentationBirth certificatesCodes of conductConsent to treat forms

  • Monitor that all coaches, association leadership and volunteers are completing their SafeSport Training and background screening requirements

  • Ensure that registration and team structure requirements by the local Affiliate, District and USA Hockey are met

  • Connect with the Associate Registrar to sanction any tournaments that the association hosts

  • Ensure that all THC teams are USA or AAU compliant

The Vice President is to act as support to the President and fulfill the duties of the President in his/her absence. Additionally, the Vice President's key role is to aid all board members and committees with their tasks as well as assist with the communication to the general association's membership.

  • Plan, develop, and enforce policies and bylaws

  • Act as the THC Disciplinary Committee Director and identify four other THC members to act on the disciplinary committee

  • Ensure organization is meeting its goals

  • Preside over board meetings in the absence of the President

  • Assist the President in any or all tasks

  • Lead/attend committee meetings

  • Identify candidates to serve as committee chairs

  • Report to the board activities undertaken by any committees

The Secretary maintains the administrative process of the organization.  Their primary role includes being the focal point of communication to and from the THC Youth Hockey Board and its entire membership as well as being a thorough and accurate record keeper.

  • Act as main point of contact between association membership and Board of Directors and any outside communications as required

  • Communicate upcoming meetings and meeting schedule

  • Attend all board, executive and other meetings as requested

  • Distribute board meeting agenda prior to the board meeting

  • Distribute previous meeting minutes prior to every meeting

  • Ensure up to date by-laws and policies are distributed to association's Board

  • Accurate organization of all documents relating to the association's and any administrative activities

  • Provide any other duties as outlined by the by-laws



Vice President






ACE Coordinator

This position is accountable for auditing THC Board Members and Coaching requirements.  You are required to maintain a board and coaching volunteer staff that follows all the rules and regulations of USA hockey.

  • The Association Hockey Director is responsible for the implementation of the USA Hockey Coaching Education Programs 

  • Communicate with all coaches as to what the requirements of certification will be prior to the start of the season

  • Ensure that all coaches are aware of certification course schedules

  • Send reminders to coaches prior to courses

  • Ensure that all correspondence to THC members (coaches, board members, etc.) is done in a polite and professional manner

  • Enforce that all coaches are in coaching compliance and report to the board all coach related issues

  • Report to the Board of Directors monthly (or immediately to the President if necessary) of any board/coaching issues


Fundraising Coordinator


This position is accountable to organize and drive the events which improve the financial stability of the youth hockey association. As an appointed position by the Tennessee Hockey Club board of Directors, you are a representative of the general hockey public, working in the best interest of the entire youth organization on behalf of the association’s board. You are required to provide status, input and direction to the executive board related to the area of responsibility as defined within this description.

  • Improve the financial stability of the Tennessee Hockey Club’s program

  • Seek out new opportunities to increase funds into the association

  • Seek out methods to provide opportunities to members to lower overall costs of season/ice fees

  • Contact individuals and businesses to obtain sponsorship money for teams and general sponsorship funds for the association

  • Manage the sponsorship process and documentation, continually improve

  • Adhere to and complete the sponsorship activities for sponsors, i.e. Letters, recognition, jersey plates, banners

  • Collect and identify for the Treasurer all sponsorship and fundraising money



Adult Hockey Director

This is a volunteer position. The THC Adult Hockey Director will work closely with the THC President, Vice President, THC coaches and Board of Directors to develop, execute and  promote adult hockey programs to provide the best hockey experience for the Smoky Mountain Adult League members & families.

  • Coordinates adult hockey programming for THC Smoky Mountain Adult League including but not limited to developing, planning, organizing and promoting adult hockey leagues, clinics and tournaments.

  • Maintains active communication of all issues and opportunities with THC President and Vice President

  • Aid in procurement of ice time to fulfill adult league schedule

  • Creates game schedules for all adult divisions and prepares information that is distributed to captains, players, sponsors, staff and officials regarding program policies and operations.

  • Oversees discipline of on-ice incidents during games or tournaments

  • Assists in the evaluation of players for proper placement in divisions within leagues and programs.

  • Helps to hire, guide and develop special event staff, scoreboard operators and officials.

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