Learn From the Pros
Our hockey staff has been selected because of their expertise and full belief in the approach of the nca hockey prep program. Each staff member brings unique gifts, experience and commitment to the team and every player.
“I strive to be a servant leader. I want to inspire my players to become champions in every aspect of their lives.”
JOHN OLVER: Coach Olver joins FCA Hockey Prep with 35+ years of professional, college and junior coaching experience. After playing college hockey at Michigan, JO started his coaching career in 1984, and has spent time behind the bench and as a general manager in the AHL, ECHL, WCHL, NCAA, BCHL, and WSHL. JO looks at his coaching career in three stages: 16 years without God, 15 years as a Christian, and the past 5 years as a sold out believer with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. JO’s passion is to help our players become the best versions of themselves they can be, and that starts by having a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior.
“Coaching is not about the team’s record, championships or trophies, it is about impacting the lives of players so that each player competes in a way that brings glory to the Lord.”
RICK RANDAZZO: Rick and his wife Shannan launched Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Hockey in 2008 after spending 8 years as the head coach at the United Stated Naval Academy in Annapolis, as well as coaching for Team USA in Innsbruck Austria. Rick played 4 years of Division 1 hockey at Army West Point where he had over 100 collegiate points. After West Point, Rick spent 6 years in the Army as a Calvary officer and Army Ranger. Rick’s passion is to develop real men and see the hockey world ignited for Jesus Christ.
“I am passionate about helping young men learn how to train to be their best as hockey players, come together as a team,
and trust the Lord’s grace along the way.”
TIM JACKMAN: Tim is joining NCA after a 14-year professional playing career, which included playing in over 400 NHL games and 400 AHL games. Knowing coaching was what he wanted to do next, he returned to Minnesota State University Mankato to finish his degree and gain valuable coaching experience as a member of the coaching staff. Not only does Tim want to share his experience playing
professional hockey but also his life before he was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and now as a follower.
“My passion as a coach is to connect and add value at every stage of development with the athlete. By sharing in the discipline and character that’s refined through training, I can better protect, correct, develop and educate the athlete so that they perform at their potential.”
TYLER TRAVIS: Currently the Division 1 Hockey program’s strength and conditioning coach at Mercyhurst University, Tyler has been working with FCA Hockey for the past 4 plus years. With a Masters’ Degree in Exercise Physiology from Minnesota State University Mankato, Tyler will design and monitor team and individual work out programs throughout the season. Tyler is passionate about player development, overall health and fitness, mindset, nutrition, and empowering men to walk strong with Jesus Christ.
“As a coach, I want to inspire young athletes to pursue their passions and achieve success through hard work and dedication.”
JACK O’HALLORAN: Owner and operator of Head2Head Goaltending in Vancouver Canada, Jack has trained goalies for over 25 years. Jack brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and has worked with FCA Hockey since 2009 as our main goalie coach. Jack teaches the fundamentals of goaltending while making it enjoyable for his goalies to learn and get better on a daily basis.
“Hockey does not define us. It is our tool to impact lives for Jesus.”
GARY STEFFES: Gary has played Professional hockey for the last 7 years at the ECHL and AHL levels. Gary won two ECHL championships with the Allen Americans in 2015 and 2016, while serving as one of the Americans captains for each of his 3 seasons with the team. Gary played at Miami University from 2006-2010 where he went to two Frozen Fours and one National Championship game during his collegiate career. Gary’s passion is to inspire athletes not only to become incredible hockey players, but fully devoted followers of Jesus
HEARTLAND ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALISTS: Team and individual sports medicine / health care will be provided by the Heartland Orthopedic Specialists team of certified athletic trainers. The group also includes two Sports Medicine Fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons and one Board Certified Sports Medicine orthopedic surgeon.