Coaching & Staff Team

DEAN BAUMHAUER - Head Coach & General Manager

A native of Bowmanville, Dean grew up playing in Clarington before playing four seasons with the Eagles in the late 80's.  After playing, Dean coached for ten years in the OMHA, having great success with the 2000 age group in the AAA Clarington Zone organization and the U18 AAA Whitby team.  He moved on to be an assistant coach with the Whitby Fury (OJHL).  In the summer of 2019, Dean joined the Eagles staff as Head Coach.  In his first season behind the bench, he led the team to a first-place regular season finish.  Dean credits being a strong communicator, having a structured program, instilling discipline, commitment and respect to his success at every level.  Dean added the title of General Manager to his duties after the 2019/20 season ended.

CRAIG WILCOX - Head Trainer

Born and raised in Bowmanville, Craig got his start in hockey during the 2016/17 season with the AAA Clarington Zone 2002 group as an assistant manager and statistician and has since worked in various capacities with the Whitby Wildcats and Whitby Fury prior to joining the Eagles.  Having a passion for sports and wanting to give back to the community he grew up in, Craig joined the Eagles in the summer of 2018 as the assistant trainer and equipment manager, working under the guidance of Wes Jackson.  After Wes announced his retirement in the spring of 2019, while retaining his role as equipment manager, Craig took over as the head trainer of the team, immediately obtaining his Level 3 Trainer Certification.

DAVE FAIREY - Assistant Coach

A native of Bowmanville, Dave grew up playing hockey in the Clarington Toros system and played two seasons for the Eagles back in the late 80's.  Dave was an assistant coach with the 2000 AAA Clarington Zone team, coached by Dean, for four seasons, winning two OMHA gold medals and a gold OHF medal.  On top of working with the Eagles, Dave has been continuing to assist his son's team (Jacob) with the Clarington Minor Hockey Association (CMHA) as an assistant coach.  Dave is a great communicator and enjoys teaching the technical and tactical aspects of the game.

JAMIE SHOWERS - Assistant Coach

He’s been a friend, he’s been a foe, and now he’s an Eagle. Jamie played against the Eagles (specifically, against Eagles head coach Dean Baumhauer, assistant coaches Dave Fairey and Neil Taylor, skill development coach Kelly Armstrong, and director of operations/governor Nick Dennis) as a member of the Uxbridge Bruins in the late 1980s. Jamie played defense and was a thorn in the side of any player who thought they could get anywhere near the blue paint by the net. Jamie is a father of four and has been involved in their sports since they began playing. Jamie has coached hockey for over twenty-five years, including two seasons as an assistant coach with the Little Britain Merchants, followed by two seasons as an assistant coach with the Uxbridge Bruins before joining the Eagles. His main goal is to help develop the players into better hockey players, but also better human beings, and help the Eagles achieve their goal of winning the Schmalz Cup.

NEIL TAYLOR - Assistant Coach

A native of Bowmanville, Neil grew up playing minor hockey in the Clarington Toros system and played three seasons for the Eagles back in the late 80's.  Neil spent three seasons working as an assistant coach and manager with the Clarington Zone AAA organization before joining Dean as an assistant coach with the U18 AAA Whitby Wildcats team in the 2017/18 season, winning a silver medal at the OMHA Championships.

KELLY ARMSTRONG - Skill Development Coach

Kelly has the distinction of being one of only a handful of players to have played six seasons with the Eagles. Captain of the Eagles for three of his six seasons, Kelly was the ultimate teammate, having the backs of his teammates on a nightly basis. One of the best defensemen of his era, Kelly enjoyed the rough stuff as he was known to be both physically and mentally tough on the ice and was a hard hitter. Joining the staff prior to the start of the 2022/23 season, Kelly wanted to volunteer his time to give back to the new Eagle era and help hone the player’s skills mentally and provide situational guidance. Not wasting any time, Kelly has taken a lot of the younger players under his wing this season, helping them hone their craft and make the adjustment from minor hockey to junior hockey.

DAN WILCOX - Goalie Coach

Born and raised in Bowmanville, Dan began his hockey career later than most players. He didn’t play a single organized game of hockey until the age of fourteen. Dan won two juvenile championships while being coached by Clarington Hall of Famer Dave Wright (Lefty) and played a single season for the Clarington Eagles in 1977/78. Dan played one season for the Port Hope Panthers in 1978/79, bringing them from a second-last-place finish to a second-place finish. Dan began goalie coaching during the 1982/83 season> He has goalie coached during thirty-six different hockey seasons, spending the bulk of his time working with teams in the Clarington Minor Hockey Association and the Clarington Zone Hockey Association. Over the year, Dan has coached and helped develop many of Clarington’s big-name star goalies, including Clarington Hall of Famer Sarah Couch, ECHL star Evan Cormier, his brother, Aaron Cormier, Logan Walters, Sean Gray, and former Eagles star goalie, Alex Lepizzera.

QUINTYN JORDAN - Equipment Manager

Quintyn resides in Bowmanville and is currently attending Bowmanville High School. Quintyn first got involved with the Clarington Eagles during the 2021/22 hockey season to get his community service hours necessary to graduate high school while being a part of a team and a sport he loves. Quintyn had so much fun (he totaled over 145 hours) that he decided to come back and continue being a part of the team. Quintyn plays hockey for the Durham Crusaders and has been playing rep baseball for years. Quintyn is also an avid golfer who plays daily during the summer months.