SSAC Head Coaches

The South Side Athletic Club 2019-20 team head coaches:

Midget AAA Boston Pizza Athletics
Nathan Papirny

High Performance 1
Nathan has coached 11 years with SSAC. This will be his 4th year as Midget AAA head coach.
He has previously been head coach at Minor Midget AAA and Midget AA.
Having played for the club as team captain, Nate has transitioned his playing knowledge into coaching young players.

Midget AA Canadian Brewhouse
Tommy Sullivan

High Performance 1 / Power Edge Pro Level 4
Tommy, also known as Sully, hails from Earnscliffe, Prince Edward Island. He played Junior for the Summerside Capitals and East Hans Penguins in Maritime Junior Hockey League. He coached overseas for the Chinese Taipei National Team – collectively coaching and teaching in both Korea and Taiwan over 11 years. His accomplishments include coaching the Chinese Taipei Men’s team to an International Championship, representing Chinese Taipei at the IIHF Female U18 Hockey Development Camp in Finland and the U19 Men’s Roller Team in Germany. In addition, he was Assistant Coach at the U18 Men’s World Championship – winning silver!

Since moving back to Canada he was video coach for Fort McMurray Junior Oil Barons, assistant coach for Midget AA Fort McMurray Oil Barons and Fort McKay Academy Warriors. Tommy is a certified Power Edge Pro Level 4 instructor, operating and overseeing sessions and camps. The club executive welcomes Sully to the coach fraternity.

Midget AA Don Wheaton
Justin Richards

Coach Development 1
Justin has coached 5 years with the club with 4 as head coach.
He will be marking his 3rd year as Midget AA head coach.

Minor Midget 15AAA United Cycle Bulldogs
Guy Paradis

High Performance 1
Guy has coached for over 25 years with 8 years at AAA levels. This will be his 2nd year with SSAC.
He guided the Midget AA Canadian Brewhouse team last season.
Guy understands the dedication and commitment to move onto the level.
He played Junior A, WHL and University of Alberta Golden Bears.

Minor Midget 15AA Cameron Homes Mustangs
Chris Hartmann

Coach Development 1
Chris has been an assistant coach for the past 2 years at Bantam AA.
He has been head coach in spring hockey but will lead the Minor Midget 15AA Cameron Homes squad this year.

Minor Midget 15AA Dolce Vita Homes
Trevor Pond

Coach Development 1
Trevor was head coach this past season at Minor Midget 15AA.
He was the team manager the year before.

Bantam AAA Innovation Physio Lions
Marc Devaney

High Performance 1
Marc previously head coached the past several seasons at Bantam AA, Midget 15AA and Midget AA.
He has also been an assistant coach at Bantam AAA.
Marc is a former South Side player that graduated from Junior B into coaching.

Bantam AA Barbecue Country
Jeff Walker

Coach Development 1
Jeff has head coached the past 2 seasons at Minor Midget 15AA.
Prior to head coaching, Jeff was an assistant at Bantam AA.
Jeff is a former SSAC goalie with older brother Ben that is also an alumnus.
His entire coaching staff are former SSAC players with several having played Junior and WHL.

Bantam AA Pro Hockey Life
Mark Breakwell

Coach Development 1
Mark is going into year 10 coaching under SSAC colours.
The past several seasons, he has head coached at Bantam AA, Midget 15AA and Midget AA.
Mark is a former SSAC player. He brings a well-seasoned head coach to his staff.
David Breakwell, who is Mark’s father, will be an assistant coach.
Dave has coached well over 30 years along with being a alumnus and University of Alberta Golden Bear Hall of Fame inductee.

Bantam AA Tommy Gun’s
Nick Letendre

Coach Development 1
Nick coached NWZ Bantam teams the past 2 seasons as head coach.
He takes over the helm of Bantam AA Tommy Gun’s team in October.