I'm a lifelong St Louis area resident that began roller skating in grade school.
Started playing some competitive roller hockey while in high school and played in my first National Championship in 1974. I have attended a Nationals every year since either as an administrator or player including this year.
Owned and operated Spinning Wheels Roller Rink in Florissant along with my family from 1980 until it's closing in 2006. Coached the Tour Hockey youth travel teams 1994 - present.
Starting in 1990 we conducted youth leagues that introduced countless kids to not only the game of Roller Hockey but Hockey as a whole. Many of those kids have recently won National Championships and graduated from Lindenwood University.
I acted as the Hockey Commissioner for USA Roller Sports in the mid 80's and early 90's. I then became a member of the Team USA selection committee until my son became eligible to try out for the team in 2001.
Was an assistant coach with St Louis Vipers of the Roller Hockey International professional hockey league from 1993 thru their championship year of 1999!
Assisted in the operation of the MOIHA High school league since 1998.
Since 2003 I've been the Head Coach of the Lindenwood University Roller Hockey program winning 10 NCRHA National Championships. My time at Lindenwood has been some of the most rewarding, working with talented student athletes has been a pleasure.
Thanks to everyone involved for this great honor!