Tobin Trautz is our Head Coach here at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Ice Hockey Club as the Head Coach after several years coaching at the NCAA, ACHA, EJHL, USPHL, ISL Prep, and USA Hockey levels. Trautz, originally from Maine, is the former Associate Head Coach at both the University of New England (NCAA ECAC DIII) and Colby College (NCAA NESCAC DIII). He also served as the Head Coach at the University of Maine (ACHA DI). Trautz just completed his 20th season behind the bench, his 4th with the 49ers, leading them to the program's first, record breaking, ACCHL Championship in his first season.
Keegan McGuirt rejoins the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Ice Hockey Club for his third season as an Associate Coach. Originally from North Carolina, McGuirt played nine seasons for the Charlotte Jr Checkers at the AA level and he later joined the 49ers after honorably serving for four years in the United States Marine Corps.
This season Jamie Dinkler returns to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Ice Hockey Club for his second season as an Associate Coach. As a four-year team veteran, former Captain, member of the 2018 ACCHL Championship team, and Charlotte area local, James adds fresh leadership and experience to the Charlotte Ice Hockey coaching staff.
Greg grew up in suburban NY as a Rangers fan and has been watching hockey for over 30 years. His passion for the game led to him play in net for 15 years and coach youth hockey for 10 years. He attended college at Middle Tennessee State University, majoring in broadcast journalism. Greg is currently the head writer for Prednecknation.com and contributes to Prednecknation Radio, discussing all things Nashville Predators and NHL.