Matt Peters
Squirt 1
Originally from Erie, PA Coach Peters played youth hockey for the Erie Lions. He Played High School hockey for the McDowell Trojans and finished his playing career at Edinboro University. Matt has been coaching for Parma since 2013 and credits his playing and coaching career to the many great coaches he has played for which he continues to emulate today, hoping that he that he is able to pass on that love for the game as they did for him. Coach Peters currently coaches with our Bantam team, Squirt 2 team as well as the Barons 10u Girls Elite team.

Professionally Matt works for Cleveland Guardians Baseball Operations as the Head of Data Engineering and Platform Systems. Matt along with his wife Amber have four children, in which all of them have played or are currently playing for the Parma Flyers.
Brad Bucci
Brad has coached 20+ years between travel hockey and Parma the last 7 years.

Brad played hockey from learn to skate to Pee Wee at PHA and played 4 years at Padua.

Brad has 3 children in the Parma Program - Jackson/PW, Emma/SQ, and Alyssa/ Mini Mite.

Brad is the current Hockey Director and been a board member and on the PHA Hockey Committee for 3 years.
Steve Greenhill
Peewee 2
Steve has lived in the Parma area his whole life, played at Forrestwood for Parma Hockey when he was a kid, and played High School for Parma Sr. High. Coach Greenhill has a level 4 coaching certification and has coached over 30 years at every level from mini mites to high school, most of which were right here in Parma.

In addition to his contribution as a coach Steve also previously served as our association’s President for 8 years. He is a member of Parma Hockey’s Hall of Fame, Husband, and father of three, one of whom played in Parma from Mini Mites all the way through Bantam. When asked why Parma, he simply said this is where I played as a kid and I love giving back.
Takkak Tuck Sakeagak
Bantam 2
Todd Schmidt
Peewee 1
Mike Coyne
Peewee 3
Coach Coyne has a long history with Parma Hockey, this is the place he learned to ice skate. Mike started as a mini mite in 1984 and played with Parma Hockey until 1997, after which he spent two years from 1997-1999 playing with Brooklyn as a High School Midget and team Captain. After High School he took a break from playing hockey while attending Kent State University where he earned his undergraduate. Mike made his return to hockey, playing men’s league again about 10 years ago. Coyne is a member of Hockey Players in Business-Cleveland Chapter which is an organization geared towards raising money for Youth Hockey, as well as an active Board Member for United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland.

Coach Coyne has been very active in the program over the last 6 years holding various coaching positions. Mike currently has two children in our program, Peyton who currently plays on the Pee Wee 1 team and Brandon is on the Parma Squirt 2 team, which he has the privilege of coaching this season.
Kevin Clements
Squirt 2
Mike Scharf
Mite Red 3 | Mite Blue
Coach Mike Scharf is a 37 year hockey veteran and Cleveland native who grew up in the Independence/Seven Hills area, and he currently resides in North Royalton, OH.  Mike began his young playing career right here under this very roof of Forestwood ice rink back in 1985 (and yes, Nancy Kappel was the mite Queen Bee back then just as she still sits to this date!).

He continued his youth hockey career in the CSHL, just like the very kids he currently coaches, until moving on up and attending Padua Franciscan High School where he was a 3 year varsity hockey letterman and team captain his senior season.  After high school, Mike continued playing at the collegiate level at University of Findlay in Findlay, OH.  Coach mike has always loved the game of hockey and was fortunate enough to have played at many levels allowing him to travel throughout the US, Canada and even Europe during his career.  His hockey coaching experience also took root at a young age as he began instructing in multiple summer hockey and power skating camps/schools throughout the Cleveland suburban area during his high school and college years.

Coach Mike is currently level 3 USA hockey certified, and has been coaching here for PHA since 2017.  Mike is currently the co-ADM director for PHA with his ADM director and partner coach Bob Waltzers.  Mike is an orthopedic physical therapist by day as well as a hockey coach by night.  He's currently head coaching the Mite 2 red team as well as the Mite 5 blue team this 2022-23 season.  He has 2 sons currently playing mite hockey here at PHA: Luca (2014) and Rocco (2017).  He is also the father to 2 beautiful daughters: Rosalia and Gianna.

Coach Mike enjoys being around the rink as he not only coaches but continues to play adult league hockey on the regular in his ripe old age.  He now takes pride in the opportunity to inspire, encourage and coach the many wonderful kids here at PHA.  He feels fortunate to be able to share his hockey knowledge and passion with the next generation!

After all, hockey is all about making friends, making memories and having let's do just that and have a great season!
Pete Kraguljac
Mighty Mites
Fresh off knee surgery, Coach Pete Kraguljac is a Cleveland native who grew up on the lower west side and currently resides in Parma, OH. Coach Pete spent most of his years in youth hockey playing for North Olmsted before going on to play High School hockey for Olmsted Falls. Pete moved to Phoenix in 2000 to attend Arizona State University where he received a film degree and wrapped up his playing days on their club team (rumor has it that he was not that good, and extremely injury prone).

From 2006 to 2011 Pete ran the mini-mite program in North Olmsted where all three of his children learned to skate before coming to Parma where he has spent past 11 seasons coaching at almost every level we have to offer. His experience is as follows:
  • 22-23 Mighty Mites
  • 21-22 Peewee B
  • 20-21 Bantam A3
  • 19-20 Bantam A1
  • 18-19 Squirt AA
  • 16-17 Red 1 | BTM
  • 15-16 Red 1 | BTM
  • 14-15 White 1 | Red 2 | BTM
  • 13-14 Blue
  • 12-13 Mini Mites
  • 06-12 Mini/Mighty NOHC
  • 05-06 NOHS
  • 01-02 Chandler HS

In addition to the teams Pete has coached, he has spent a majority of his time within our program as one of our goalie coaches leading our clinics. During his early years he was responsible for executing the ADM model and running those practices. Back in 2014 he started a program called build the middle where over three seasons he coached seventh and eighth graders with little to no skating experience and prepared them to play High School hockey. Pete is now in his fifth year as our President, in which he served five years as a general board member prior to becoming the Head of Program.

Outside of hockey Pete works as a creative director and engineer for a local software company as well as a freelance photographer. Pete is a single dad with two amazing daughters; Brianna who is currently attending BGSU and hopes to pursue a career in sports journalism, and Kaitlyn who is attending Kent State University with hopes to pursue a career in sports medicine. Pete's son Xander spent 10 seasons wearing the red white and blue for Parma and is now a Sophomore at St. Ignatius where he continues to play as a Wildcat.
Ken Ledford
Mini Mites
If a child can skate, they most likely learned from Ken. Coach Ledford is a member of our Hall of Fame and has been coaching Mini Mites longer than any of our other coaches have been in Parma.
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