Head Coach: Tom Philbin
Tom played at Mount Carmel High School in the Chicago Catholic League and was a 2 time All-Star, 2 time league Champ, and a State Champion.
He then attended Northwood Prep in Lake Placid New York and went on to play in the USHL with the Omaha Lancers before injuries ended his playing career.
He later started his coaching career and had success every step along the way. Most recently he was with Florida Gulf Coast University, first as an assistant with their D2 team, then as the Head Coach for their D3 team. With a 2 year record of 52-10-6, he was awarded a Conference Co-Coach of the year and a league Coach of the year, and has 2 league championships along with 2 auto bids to Nationals in those 2 years.“I’m extremely excited and honored to have this opportunity at Penn State with its great tradition as being a top program in the ACHA. “
Tom has a wife Lorri and 3 sons; Nicholas, Thomas Jr, and Robert. He enjoys fishing, boating, golfing, softball, and winning Championships!
Live-Stream Producer: Nick Yelesin
Nick is a junior film-video major. He is from Berwym, PA. This is his fourth year producing video content for sporting events and his first year with the Ice Lions.
Live-Stream Producer: Dave Fortunato
Dave is a junior broadcast journalism major. He is from the D.C. area. This is his first year with the Ice Lions. He currently on the New Membership Education Board of Pi Kappa Phi. David hopes to work in sports broadcasting in the future.