Our Coaches

Bryan Bayusik

Coach Bryan has been involved in hockey for 40+ years. His hockey career started in youth hockey at GBJHA. He then went on to Notre Dame High School Fairfield (91-92) before finishing his high school career at Trumbull High School (93-94). Bryan played 2 years of club hockey at Western Connecticut State University (94-96). He has enjoyed playing in various adult leagues for the past 25+ years. Bryan has coached, assistant coached or volunteered his time at all ages of youth and high school level hockey from Mite to Miget for the Riverhawks, Wizards and multiple spring teams(Cobras, SCHL and Deuces), including high school preseason practices and private lessons for the past 12 years. 

Level 4 USA Hockey Coach. 

Tim Boyle

Playing Career:

  • NHL 2012 4th Round Pick Ottawa Senators
  • 2012-2013 Union College Division I, ECAC
  • 10+ years of Professional Hockey
  • SPAL/ECHL 168 Games Played

RiverHawks Career:

  • 2022-23 RiverHawks Bantam A Head Coach
  • Power Skating Instructor

Dave Burr

Coach Burr is a USA Hockey Level 4 Certified Coach and is the current Head Coach of the Notre Dame-Fairfield Varsity Hockey team. Coach Burr has over 21 years’ experience as an Assistant and Head Coach at the 8U, 10U-16U levels for such organizations as Southern CT Youth Hockey, Wonderland Wizards and Connecticut Cobras AAA Programs. In recent years, Coach Burr has taken his teams to 9 Finals appearances winning 5 Championships. Coach Burr has put together a structured curriculum over the years that has a balanced approach to individual skillset development and systems.

Coach Burr played Varsity High School Hockey at Notre Dame of Fairfield from 1987 to 1990 where was a member and Co-Captain of the 1989 Division II State Championship team earning such honors as MVP of the 1989 State Tournament, 1st Team All-Tournament, the 1st NDF hockey player to be named CIAC All State and the 1st to be inducted into NDF’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. He played Varsity College Hockey for Southern Connecticut State University where he championed the 1994 team to its first American Collegiate Hockey Association championship.

Patrick Cooper

  • 2022-23 RiverHawks Bantam A & Squirt A1 Coach
  • Assistant Coach Trumbull High School (19 Years), lead the Team to 2012 CIAC DII State Championship
  • CT RiverHawks Coaching and Hockey Development Director
  • Rinks at Shelton Hockey Director
  • CanAM Hockey Camp Instructor
  • CT Wolves (Atlantic Junior League) 1999-2001
  • NY Rangers Learn to Play Coach, Rink Rats Head Coach
  • Power Edge Pro (PEP) Certified Instructor

Brendan Kapteina

Brendan is from Stamford, CT and grew up playing Stamford Youth Hockey. He played his high school career at Fairfield Prep where he held the title of Assistant Captain his senior year and helped lead the team to a State Championship. He played an additional few years of Junior Hockey with the Boston Bulldogs. Brendan has over 20 years coaching experience, previously coaching for Mid-Fairfield (Mite through Peewee level) and Greenwich High School. The 2024/25 season will be his first year coaching in the RiverHawks organization. 

  • Fairfield Prep: 1995 
  • Boston Bulldogs: 1996-98 
  • Mid Fairfield: 1999-2007
  • Greenwich High: 2003

Matt Lewis

  • 2022-23 RiverHawks Squirt A Assistant Coach
  • 2021-22 RiverHawks Squirt A Coach
  • 2020-21 RiverHawks Squirt B Coach
  • 2018-19 Western Jr. Colonials Mite B Coach
  • 2016-19 Danbury Developmental League Coach

Justin MacGregor

  • 2022-23 Assistant Coach Riverhawks Squirt A1 / Peewee Minor 
  • Assistant Coach and Lead Instructor - Donohue Hockey Skills (Hamden, CT) 2013 - 2016
  • ACHA Empire Collegiate Hockey Conference Rookie of the Year 2012 
  • 4 Years Hamden High School Hockey - 2007 - 2011
  • Hamden High School Division 1 State Champions - 2009 & 2010

Frank Mingone

  • Rye Country Day School (1996-1998) All State 
  • Connecticut Clippers MJHL (1999)
  • Salve Regina University NCAA (2000-2004) 
  • 2021-23 D-League Coach and Instructor
  • 2023-24 Head Coach Riverhawks Mite A1
  • 2024 Rink Rats Mite Head Coach

Daniel Miressi

Daniel grew up in Monroe, CT and graduated from Trumbull High School in 2007 where he was a four-year letterman in Varsity Hockey.

Following an accomplished High School hockey career, Daniel went on to Framingham State University where he majored in History with a minor in Education. He was a member and instrumental leader of the Framingham State Rams Men’s Ice Hockey Team (NCAA Division III), where he was a three-time All American Hockey Player, a three-time All Conference (MASCAC) Hockey Player, an NCAA All Academic recipient, and named the 2010 NCAA Division III Rookie of the Year Award.

Daniel went on to play professionally in the minor-leagues with stints in the East Coast Hockey League, the Southern Professional Hockey League, and the Federal Prospects Hockey League.

2023-24 will be the first season for Daniel coaching a RiverHawk Team!

Matt Swort

  • 2022-23 RiverHawks 
  • 3 Years Varsity Hockey Trumbull High School
  • 3 Years D-League Coach
  • D-League Lead Instructor
  • Lead Instructor (NHL Learn to Play Program)

Tyler Wragg

  • 2022-23 RiverHawks Squirt A Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach, Watertown / Pomperaug High School (2012 - present)
  • 2021 Squirt AA Head Coach & Mite Coach
  • 2020 Squirt A Assistant Coach & Mite Coach
  • 4 years Wesleyan University (1998-2002)
  • Assistant Captain (2 years)
  • 7 Year at Kent State, All Founders Teague Team 1997
  • Bethel High School - All time leading goal scorer & points; All State Hockey Coach - Rectory School, Varsity

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