THE ORCHARD LAKE UNITED HOCKEY ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES THE NEW DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY OPERATIONS FOR THE 2014-15 SEASON
The OLUHA Board of Directors would like to introduce Mr. Zack Doyen as the new OLUHA Director of Hockey Operations. The Director of Hockey Operations is responsible for overseeing all hockey operations and working with each team on a day-to-day basis. The Director shall initiate and direct all programs and operations necessary for the creation of a safe and healthy hockey environment with opportunities for players to develop into advanced players and to ultimately become more competitive. The Director is responsible for overseeing on and off ice instruction of players and coaches, as well as providing recommendations to the Board of Directors on the direction of the program.
An Ortonville Michigan native, Zack played AA and AAA hockey at Honeybaked, Little Caesars, and Victory Honda during his youth playing. During his sophomore high school season, Zack decided to make a change and play high school hockey for the varsity team at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s. He was an all-state honorable mention and later a first team all state player in the two years he played as an Eaglet. In college, Zack played 4 years of NCAA Division 3 level hockey at Salem State University located near Boston, Massachusetts. During his senior year at SSU, Zack was awarded the Vance “Salty” Smith award, this award is given to the senior athlete at Salem State for all sports who showed the most dedication to his team and community throughout his 4 years at the school.
Zack comes to the association with over 10 years of youth coaching experience, high school coaching and scouting experience. Most recently, Zack was the head assistant hockey coach at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s High School in Orchard Lake, MI and is a 2005 graduate of the school. Zack has a real passion for the game and he helps to develop players to their fullest potential at all ages.