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Colorado Avalanche Coaches and Staff

Executive Staff
E. Stanley Kroenke Owner/Chairman, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC
Josh Kroenke President/Governor, Avalanche & Vice Chairman, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC
Joe Sakic Executive Vice President/General Manager/Alternate Governor
Craig Billington Assistant General Manager
Chris MacFarland Assistant General Manager
Charlotte Grahame Vice President of Hockey Administration
Coaching Staff

Jared Bednar

Head Coach

Ray Bennett

Assistant Coach 

Nolan Pratt

Assistant Coach

Jussi Parkkila

Goaltending Coach

Brett Heimlich

Video Coach

Medical Staff
Matthew Sokolowski Head Athletic Trainer
Scott Woodward Assistant Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist
Dusty Hibdon Assistant Medical Trainer
Equipment Staff
J.C. Ihrig Head Equipment Manager
Cliff Halstead Assistant Equipment Manager
Brad Lewkow Assistant Equipment Manager
Strength & Conditioning/Massage Staff
Casey Bond Strength & Conditioning Coach
Gregorio Pradera Massage Therapist
Pro Scouting Staff
Brad Smith Director, Reserve List Scouting
Garth Joy Sr. Pro Scout
Mike Battaglia Pro Scout
Dan Laperriere Pro Scout
Terry Martin Pro Scout
Miroslav Zalesak Pro Scout (Europe)
Arik Parnass Hockey Analyst
Amateur Scouting Staff
Alan Hepple Director of Amateur Scouting
Joni Lehto Head, European Scouting
John Funk Scout
Henrik Gradin Scout
Alexei Gusarov Scout
Wade Klippenstein Scout
Jerome Mesonero Scout
Don Paarup Scout
Norm Robert Scout
Neil Shea Scout
Lyle Wingert Scout
Player Development Staff
Brett Clark Development Consultant
Steven Reinprecht Development Consultant
Brian Willsie Development Consultant
Tracy Tutton Skating Coach
Communications / Team Services / Website

Jean Martineau

Senior Vice President, Communications & Team Services

Brendan McNicholas

Executive Director of Media Services

Erin DeGraff

Director, Team Services & Immigration

Ron Knabenbauer

Website Manager

Callie Parmele

Website Coordinator

Danielle Bernstein Media Relations Coordinator
American Hockey League Affiliate Staff
Greg Cronin Head Coach
Aaron Schneekloth Assistant Coach
Ryan Tobler Assistant Coach
Ryan Bach Goaltending Coach
Jean-Ian Filiatrault Goaltending Coach
Steven Petrovek Business/Video Coordinator
Brent Woodside Head Athletic Trainer
Tim Martin Strength & Conditioning Coach
Tony Deynzer Head Equipment Manager
Trevor Heinzerling Assistant Equipment Manager