Yellowstone Quake Welcome New Coach
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Yellowstone Quake Welcome New Coach

Cody & Quake Hockey Team – Welcome CJ Sweigart as new 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.