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 & Assistant General Manager
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, and later took on the additional role of Assistant General Manager. Craig was also appointed to the role of Alternate Governor in the summer of 2021 when the Eagles' ownership changed.
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.
CHRIS KERR - Assistant Coach
Drafted #47 overall in the OHL draft in 1995 by the Windsor Spitfires, Chris spent parts of four seasons in the OHL playing for Windsor and Sudbury before being drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 8th round in 1997. A certified HP1 coach, Chris has coached hockey for over twenty years, spending four seasons as a head coach within the Oshawa Generals AAA organization before spending two seasons coaching in the Clarington Zone AAA organization. Chris spent the 2017/18 season as an assistant coach under Dean with the U18 AAA Whitby Wildcats, winning the silver medal at the OMHA Championships. Chris has been working as an assistant coach for his son's team (Chase) under the Whitby Wildcats and Highland Storm organizations.
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.