GCU Club Ice Hockey would like to welcome Danny Roy to their program. Danny will become the program’s Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA, Danny grew up playing ice hockey for the Santa Rosa Flyers Junior Hockey Club as both a goalie and a player. After high school, Danny began playing for Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC). As a goalie for SRJC in the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons, Danny helped lead the team to their first ever appearance at the Pacific ACHA D3 Regional Tournament. From there, Danny transferred to Arizona State University (ASU) where he played as a goalie for both the ACHA D2 Elite and Pac 8 teams for two years. Danny was also invited to try out at the main training camp for the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder in 2008 and 2009.
Danny brings with him over 20 years of playing experience, as both a goalie and a player, along with almost ten years of coaching experience. After graduating from ASU, Danny was asked to join their club ice hockey program as an assistant coach for the ACHA Division 2 Pac 8 team. In his first season with ASU, the team qualified for their first D2 Western Regional Tournament. During his second season, the team qualified for their first ever national tournament appearance. Additionally, Danny was the Head Coach of the ACHA D3 UC Davis Aggies during the 2009-2010 season, leading them to a PCHA playoff berth. Danny also served as a Co-Head Coach with the Vacaville Jets U18A program and an assistant/goalie coach for Cardinal Newman’s High School Hockey varsity team.
Danny and his wife, Emily, currently reside in Tempe, Arizona, where they share their home with their beloved dog and cat. Danny is extremely excited to have been given this opportunity with GCU. He is confident that his professionalism, drive for greatness, and experience will foster the growth of ice hockey at GCU and across the state of Arizona.