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RoughRiders Coaches for 2021-22 Season

The Rocky Mountain RoughRiders are proud to announce their Head Coaches for the 2021-22 Season.  The RoughRiders Coaching Staff brings a vast amount of hockey knowledge from both their playing and coaching experience.   The RoughRiders have an experienced elite staff that is built to develop each player and provide them a developmental path to become an elite level player.  

As a Tier 1 Program with an affiliation with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League (USHL) and the Connecticut RoughRiders of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL), we hope to continue to provide a top notch Tier 1 program that continues to develop young hockey players to play at the highest levels of hockey.   The RoughRiders hope to continue to not only develop players on the ice but off the ice as well in the community and academically. 

The RoughRiders play out of one of the finest facilities in Colorado that includes amenities considered to be top notch for hosting showcases/tournaments.  The RoughRIders Tryouts will be hosted at the Sport Stable in Superior, CO.  A  multi-sheet facility equipped with 2 full sheets of ice and a smaller skills pad.  The Sport Stable also includes an Indoor Turf field and full workout facilities.  The RoughRiders also have the ability to host games/showcases at The Stable in Cedar Rapids, IA a first class USHL facility with two sheets of ice.

If you are interested in playing hockey for the RoughRiders, please contact Paul DePuydt, Director of Hockey Operations, by phone at 303-882-0228 or via email at, one of the Head Coaches or complete the "Interested in Becoming a RoughRider" questionnaire on the Home Page.

Rocky Mountain RoughRiders Coaches

Doug  Smail

Doug Smail

18U Head Coach

Phone: 720-235-9781

Paul DePuydt

Paul DePuydt

16U AAA Head Coach

Phone: 303-882-0228

Steve  Quailer

Steve Quailer

15U AAA Head Coach

Phone: 303-903-5151

Neil  Runbeck

Neil Runbeck

14U AAA Head Coach

Phone: 480-993-8930

Chris Delaney

Chris Delaney

13U AAA Head Coach

Phone: 303-887-4116

Tim Knox

Tim Knox

12U AAA Head Coach

Phone: 970-217-7950

Greg  Vanover

Greg Vanover

Director of Programs

Phone: 214-616-3819

Timm Lorenz

Timm Lorenz

Goalie Coach

Phone: 303-889-9893

Jay Thooft

Jay Thooft

PERC - Sports Psychologist

Phone: 605-690-0274