OUR COACHES

Our club has been fortunate enough to have had a world-class coaching staff over the past years, hailing from Canada, the United States and Europe. We know that great coaching is the foundation of a successful club, and to increase the skill level of our Namibian players, and that's why we've invested in bringing these talented coaches to Namibia...

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BRIAN SOBEL

SINCE AUGUST 2013

Brian comes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He started playing hockey at age eight, becoming an ice hockey coach after leaving the Marines.

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MATT VAN HOUT

2011 - 2013

Matt has played inline hockey since he was nine. Growing up in Eindhoven, Netherlands, he played for local teams RSCE and Bulldogs.

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DAVE HAMMOND

2009 - 2011

Dave Hammond, one of the world´s top inline hockey players, joined the Coastal Pirates club after leaving university. He started playing hockey in 1993 and, at age 16, moved on his own to Toronto, Canada to play ice hockey.

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NATE BLAIR

2007 - 2008

Playing hockey as a youngster growing up in Canada served as a cornerstone in Nate's life and he values the life lessons and character development he's gleaned from this exciting sport, and the amazing friends he has met along the way. 

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PHILIPPE BOUDREAULT

2002 - 2006

Before coaching the Coastal Pirates, Philippe coached a team in Barcelona, Spain, which was the Catalunyan as well as the Spanish champion. He coached the club's roughly ninety members for four years.