Coaches & Staff

Ryan McGrath

Ryan McGrath comes to the Jr. Warriors with close to 20 years of experience in coaching, player development and NCAA placement.  Most recently Ryan spent the last 5 seasons as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Wentworth Institute of Technology.  In his time with Wentworth he recruited 15 players from the EHL.  Prior to Wentworth Ryan spent 4 seasons as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.  At UMB Ryan helped recruit 5 all-American’s and helped build the Beacons into the national powerhouse they are today.

In addition to his work at the NCAA level he has helped promote over 150 players to NCAA Hockey while with the South Shore Kings, Portland Jr. Pirates, Northern Mass Cyclones, Rhode Island Saints and Reading (MA) High School. 

Ryan has also made a name for himself in player development circles as he was the Director of Player Development for Mass Hockey from 2010-2014.  In that Position he oversaw the process to select players for USA Hockey’s National Development Festival’s.  He has also worked for the state federations in Maine, Rhode Island, Florida as well as the Rocky Mountain District. 

In the summer months Ryan is the Lead Instructor for Paul Vincent Hockey Schools located at Hockeytown USA in Saugus, MA.


Sean Collins

Collins serves as the Assistant Coach for the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) team. The Reading, Massachusetts native played Division I collegiate hockey at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Where he scored 77 goals and 96 assists in his four-year career with the UNH Wildcats. At UNH, he was a 2x Hockey East champion and was named first team all American (East), second All- star team (Hockey east), Best Forward (New England), All-Rookie team (hockey east) and Rookie of the Year (New England and Hockey East).  

Collins was drafted in 2002 in Round 9 #289 Overall by the Colorado Avalanche. After graduating from UNH, went on to play professionally in the AHL, CHL and ECHL. In his ECHL Rookie season with the Wheeling Nailers, he was named to the All-Rookie Team where he led his team in points with 27 goals and 49 assists. During his three seasons with the Wheeling Nailers (2005-08) he recorded 69 goals and 139 assist for a total of 208 points. During that time, he received two AHL call ups with the Philadelphia Phantom and Worcester Sharks.  

Collins began his coaching career with his HS alma Mater at Reading HS as an assistant coach. Collins went on to coach with the NH Jr Monarchs Elite and as a UNH volunteer coach. He has worked with Neutral Zone LLC. As a New England Regional Scout.  



Michael Clougherty

Michael is one of two former VJW players on the staff.  Michael finished up his VJW career in 2019-2020.  He is currently a second year student at Boston College.  Michael main responsibilities includes preparing video for our EHL team.  Michael also coaches the forwards.  

In addition to his Junior coaching responsibilities, Michael will be the Head Coach for our Split Season U18 Showcase team as well as a skills coach for VJW youth.



Performance Coaches - XP University

Pat Gigante & Ben Piecz

Pat has over 15 years experience preparing athletes for elite competition in all sports at the collegiate and youth levels. With experience working with multiple professional athletes and top collegiate lacrosse, hockey, football, soccer, and baseball players, Pat has honed his ability to develop the entire athlete.  Pat spent many years as the Strength & Conditioning Coach at Tufts University and has extensive knowledge of preventing and treating concussions in athletes.

Xcelerated Performance
Head Athletic Trainer

Andy Berube