C J Sweigart

C J Sweigart

Head Coach/General Manager
CJ grew up on the East Coast-living in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and the Washington DC area. He played his youth hockey for the Washington Little Capitals AAA and Ashburn Xtreme before matriculating to play Junior for the Baystate Breakers of the EJHL/EmJHL and the Junior Capitals of the AJHL/MJHL. CJ also played High School hockey for the Georgetown Preparatory School where he received all-conference and all-state honors over multiple seasons. CJ began his coaching career for the Ashburn Xtreme winning a league championship and a State Runner-Up banner in his first year behind the bench. He followed this with a move out west to the Boulder Hockey Club and the Rocky Mountain LRR’s where he enjoyed similar success securing multiple banners for the program while receiving Coach of the Year honors over a 4-year span. During his time in Colorado CJ earned his USA Hockey Level 5 Coaching Certification and served as a coach for USA Hockey’s Western Regional High Performance/ Development Camp in Colorado Springs as well as his Hockey Director Certification from USAH N.A.R.C.E. From there CJ moved to the Junior A level serving as a coach for the Texas Brahmas in North Richland Hills, TX where his team went on to a 34-5-1 record securing an NA3HL South Division Regular Season and Playoff Title as well as a berth to the Fraser Cup. CJ prides himself on teaching cutting-edge power skating and skill work across all levels while adhering to a very structured and detailed form of team play. In the off-season, CJ currently resides in Superior, CO with his fiancé Becca and their dog Avon.
Daniel Zawacki

Daniel Zawacki

Assistant Coach
Dan grew up playing AAA Youth Hockey in the state. He then matriculated to Junior A Hockey in Canada playing for the North Bay Trappers where he put up 45 pts. in 39 games. From there he moved on to the NAHL's Bismarck Bobcats where he played 2 seasons with an amazing 102 pts. in 110 games.</p> <p>After his impressive Junior career, Dan went on to play for Davenport University. Following college, Dan coached for the Boulder Hockey Club and the Rocky Mountain Roughriders for 4 years - winning a State and District Championship along with a bid to USAH Nationals. He also won the State's Avalanche Cup at the U14 level.<br /> Both Dan's playing and coaching experience will be a welcome addition to the Quake staff as his offensive prowess works well in balance with Head Coach CJ Sweigart's defensive mindset.