Neuqua Valley High School 2004-2008, SIU 2008-2012
7 years at bantam and high school levels with the Wilmette Braves, New Trier High School, and Capitals Academy.
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Thoughts on Coaching at Gonzaga:
Since first stepping through the doors at Gonzaga, I have had nothing but positive experiences with student-athletes, faculty, and parents. This is a special place to coach, and there is a strong sense of tradition of being an Eagle. The way these young men are working to become leaders makes me proud to represent the G and be behind the bench.
Assistant and Volunteer Coaches
Bill Slater, Hockey Director
Coach Slater has longtime ties to the Washington, D.C. high school hockey community and Gonzaga. He grew up playing ice hockey in New England, and has coached youth hockey teams for more than 25 years, including 5 years at Georgetown Prep, various levels in the Montgomery Youth Hockey Associations, and Team Maryland. His teams have won the CBHL Maryland State Championship and three separate teams have reached the USA Hockey National Championship tournament.
Coach Slater has a firsthand understanding of the Gonzaga Hockey Community and the winning ways of Gonzaga hockey. His sons Jack Slater (‘13) and Ridge Slater (‘15) both attended Gonzaga and together have won four MAPHL championships and two Purple Puck Championships.
Under Coach Slater’s leadership, Gonzaga’s Varsity 1 team won three consecutive AA MAPHL championships, and Varsity 2 won three consecutive A MAPHL championships. Gonzaga is the first school to have both division teams achieve this accomplishment during the same season. In his fourth season as Head Coach, Slater was named the Washington Post’s 2018 Winter All-Met Coach of the Year.
This is Coach Slater’s sixth year as Director of the Gonzaga Eagles’ Program.
Ryan Holley ‘07 - V1 Assistant Coach
Coach Ryan Holley enters his fifth season at Gonzaga as part of the Varsity coaching staff. Ryan is an Alumni of Gonzaga and played four years of Varsity Hockey graduating in 2007. Ryan was fortunate enough to be part of the program during a time where the Eagles won 3 consecutive Maryland State Championships. Holley was a 2 time captain while at Gonzaga.
After graduating from Gonzaga, Holley played 4 years of NCAA DIII hockey at St. Anselm college from 2008-2012, graduating with a degree in Business w/ concentration in Computer Science. Holley was also a 2-time Captain at St. Anselm his junior and senior year. Outside of hockey, Holley is an Account Executive for a Denver based software firm and lives in Kensington, MD with his wife Gabrielle, daughter Quinn and son Jack.
Andrew Panzarella, V1 Assistant Coach
Coach Panzarella played three seasons at Gonzaga (’08) before leaving to play junior hockey in the USHL. While at Gonzaga he was a member of a team which won three consecutive championships, including the program’s first title. In April 2019, Andrew and his teammates from 2004-05 Varsity Hockey Team were inducted into the Gonzaga College High School Hall of Fame. After Gonzaga, he played four seasons in the USHL with stints in Des Moines, Tri City, and Waterloo. Panzarella then went on to play four years of D1 hockey at the University of North Dakota. During his time at UND, the team won two regular season championships, and appeared in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments, including two consecutive trips to the Frozen Four. After college, he had a two year professional career, with games in the American Hockey League (AHL) and the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). This is Andrew’s fifth season coaching with the Gonzaga Hockey Program.
Dylan Harrington, V1 Assistant Coach
Coach Harrington is in his second year of coaching at Gonzaga. Prior to coaching at Gonzaga, coach Harrington attended Mercyhurst University where he received his bachelors degree in Business Studies as well as playing on the ACHA hockey team for five years. Coach Harrington's roots in hockey are deeply tied to the local area and has played at every level from rec hockey, AAA hockey, and high school hockey all within the local area.
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