Nate Bostic - President & 16U Head Coach
Nate Bostic is in his 14th (4rd with BHA) Season Coaching Junior / Midget AAA Hockey and joins the Boston Hockey Academy after having spent 10 Seasons with the Islanders HC Organization as GM/Director, coaching and building NCDC-U18-U16-U15-U14 levels. Previously, Nate served as Assistant Coach and Director of player personnel for the New England Huskies of the Eastern Junior Hockey League from 2010-2012 and was an Assistant with the Walpole Express in 2009. Nate has helped develop hundreds of NCAA Division 1 and Division 3 Student athletes. During the off season, Nate has worked for many high profile events and camps like Beantown Classic and Dynamic Skating.
Before Coaching, Nate was recruited and played at Niagara University where his teams won the CHA Regular Season Title in 2007, CHA Championship in 2008, and made the 2008 NCAA Division 1 Tournament. After Niagara, Nate signed an ATO with the Worcester Sharks AHL Team. After preseason, he spent time in both the CHL and SPHL playing Professionally. Leading up to this, Nate played 3 seasons in the EJHL and was a two-time All Star and served as team Captain. Prior to Juniors, Nate was a two-time Massachusetts High School All Star at Wachusett Regional and Captured the HNIB Scoring Title in 2003. Nate is a Worcester, MA Native and now lives in Amesbury, MA with his wife Kara and daughters Grace and Sophie.
Jon Lizzotte - 15U Head Coach / NDA School Director & Liaison
Jon Lizzotte is in his 6th Season Coaching Junior / Midget AAA Hockey and joins the Boston Hockey Academy after having spent the past 5 Seasons with the Northern Cyclones and Cyclones Academy serving as their Midget Hockey Director, coaching and building NCDC-Premier-Elite-U18-U16-U15-U14 levels. Many of his players have advanced onto the collegiate hockey ranks. His U15 team won the NH State Championship 3 times and advanced to New England Regionals 4 times. Jon also served as the social media manager, graphic design specialist, and the hockey skills Coach for the entire Cyclones program.
Prior to his coaching career, Jon played for NCAA Division 2 Southern New Hampshire University. Before SNHU, Jon played his junior hockey career with the Hartford Wolfpack, CT Clippers and Maine Moose, where he served as team captain. Jon was also a 2-year captain of Winslow High School and was named Class B Player of the Year, Morning Sentinel Player of the Year, and Class B Forward of the year in his Junior and Senior seasons. Jon is a Winslow, ME native and now resides in Everett, MA with his wife Therese, son Sebastian and daughter Grace.
Eric Walsh - 18U Head Coach / Hockey Operations & Food
Eric grew up in Haverhill, MA. He played his youth hockey for the Valley Jr Warriors, and then the New England Moose. He attended high school at Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody Ma. His senior year he was voted team Captain, he was also selected a Catholic Central League and Salem News All Star. After High School, Eric returned to the Valley Jr Warriors to play junior hockey, and then on to play college hockey at Framingham State University.
After Graduating from Framingham State is 2013, Eric started his coaching career with the Islanders Hockey Club. Eric worked with the IHC midget program for 5 seasons before joining the Boston Junior Terriers as a coach and Skills Instructor. Eric has spent the last 3 years with the 2007 Terriers and Varsity Assistant Coach at Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree, MA. He is also involved in player development and evaluation for USA Hockey’s’ Southeastern District. Eric currently resides in Whitman with his wife Nicole, daughter Maggie and dog Miller.
Paul Jenkins - 14U Head Coach/ Skill Development Coordinator
Paul Jenkins most recently served as Associate Head Coach for Men’s Ice Hockey at NCAA DII Assumption College. He handled the defense and was recruiting coordinator for the team. He helped guide the team to three straight winning seasons, the first ever NE10 Conference League title in program history and the highest winning percentage in nearly 25 years. Jenkins directly coached two players to consecutive NE10 Conference Defenseman of the Year Awards. In addition, he coached and directed the NE10 Conference Player of the Year and a Concannon Award nominee. His most recent recruiting class brought in 11 student-athletes including the NE10 Rookie of the Year and 3 Conference All-Rookie Team members. His defensive scheme helped produce the league’s lowest shots against total and lower Assumption’s GAA% by nearly a goal over the previous season. The penalty kill led the conference with back-to-back SHG and finished 2nd in PK%.
Prior to Assumption College he spent over two decades in Junior ‘A’ hockey with the Islanders Hockey Club/New England Huskies. With the Islanders he was Head Coach and Director of Operations and oversaw 6 teams at the midget and junior level and operated a 1.6 million dollar budget. His teams qualified for the playoffs in 18 of 21 seasons. He won over 470 games and was named EJHL and USPHL Coach-of-the-Year in 2007 and 2016.
As part of the Islanders Hockey Club, Jenkins created and directed the volunteer and education program for the entire club of 48 teams of boys and girls and over 500 families. The Autism initiative has generated over $750,000 since inception for Autism Speaks. This program continues to grow and create awareness.
Jenkins was an Assistant Coach with Team USA at the inaugural World Junior Club Championship in Omsk, Russia handling the defense against Russia Red Army/CSKA, Latvia Riga, Slovakia, Sweden, Canada, Belarus and Czech Republic. Jenkins served as USA Director for Central Scouting Bureau for QMJHL as well as New England area scout for St. John and Montreal.
He has coached three current NHLers and five NHL players in total. In addition, he has coached and guided over 250 players to NCAA hockey, four Olympians and eleven National Team players over 6 Nations. Jenkins owns and operates Jenkins Hockey Dynamics, which conducts skating, skills development and over-speed programs for elite players. He has directed the skating dynamics for NESIK Sommer Camp for the past 23 years working with some of Norway’s best players and top trainers.
A 1987 graduate of Colgate University, he served as captain and won the Coley Award as top defenseman. Upon graduation he signed as a free agent with the NY Rangers and played with their top affiliate in Colorado IHL. Jenkins moved to Europe and played two additional years in Holland and Germany. Prior to Colgate he was a two-time ISL All-star and All-New England selection while prepping at St. Mark’s. He was awarded the Flood Shield as ISL MVP. He has been inducted into the St. Mark’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Jenkins was also offered two DI scholarships for baseball, but declined to pursue a path in ice hockey.
Jenkins lives in Milford, MA with his wife Lucy who is the Director of Special Education for the Milford School System, an LMHC and current PHD candidate and daughter Olivia, a recent graduate of University of Vermont (BA) and Leeds-Beckett (MA) and current PHD candidate.
Matty Bosco - 16U Assistant Coach / Media Director/ Dorm Operations
Matty joined the Boston Hockey Academy in 2020 and is in his fourth year with the program. Matty is a rising star in the coaching profession. Prior to joining the Boston Hockey Academy staff, he was an assistant coach with the North Andover High School men’s varsity hockey program. Matt has been a skills instructor for Chris Dyment Hockey the BHA Summer Elite Program for the past three summers, as well as running his own skills clinic for North Andover Youth Hockey. Before graduating in 2017, Matt was a four year varsity player and captain at North Andover High School and play split season for Valley Jr. Warriors.
Matt is also our Media Director, creating and developing content for the Academy. He oversees and produces content tailored to building the brand of BHA. Matt has become proficient in creating digital media in order to market the program's recruiting and player promotion.
Matty has lived at our dormitory all four years of the program's existence, and serves as Dorm Operations Manager along with Boston Bradley. He is currently pursuing his degree in Graphic Design at Southern New Hampshire University.
Boston Bradley - 15U Assistant Coach & Goaltending Coach/ Dorm Operations
Boston Bradley is excited to be in his first year of coaching for the Boston Hockey Academy. Boston played goalie for the Tier 1 AAA Esmark Stars where he was recognized as a North American NAPHL academic all-star. Boston was a four-time Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League All-Star winning numerous scholarships and being named team MVP and Unsung Hero. Boston spent his college career playing baseball for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where he received a baseball scholarship. Boston’s coaching career has included serving as assistant coach for the Bishop McCort Catholic High School (PA) varsity team and head coach for the Junior High School team, where he lead both teams to back-to-back league Championships. Boston also coached for the Johnstown Warriors Hockey program, both Men’s U-18 AA and Women’s U-12 team. In addition, Boston served as lead instructor for Thrive Hockey, a youth hockey development program where he was the head of goalie development. Boston graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a Bachelor of Art’s in Secondary Education. We are excited to have Boston as a part of our staff!
Ethan Schwartz - 18U Assistant Coach
Ethan Schwartz is in his first season coaching with Boston Hockey Academy after recently graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maine with a double major in Finance and Economics. While at Maine, Ethan worked with the Division 1 Men’s Ice Hockey Program as a student assistant, where he worked closely with the coaches, players and support staff. He gained invaluable experience in scouting, video, and player skill development at a premiere Hockey East, Division 1 program. Prior to attending the University of Maine, Ethan played three years of junior hockey in the WSHL, EHL and USPHL leagues. Before starting his junior hockey career, Ethan was the Captain of Upper Dublin HS which is located outside of Philadelphia, where he fell in love with the game and his leadership position. Ethan looks forward to a career in coaching and is ecstatic to get his start at the BHA. He is eager to bring his Division 1 hockey knowledge and standards to the midget level and help players get to any level they desire.
Anthony Toto- 16U Assistant Coach
Anthony grew up in Montreal, QC, where he played youth hockey for Lakeshore, followed by the Lac St. Louis Predators throughout Bantams and Midgets. He attended high school at John Rennie in Quebec until his sophomore year. At 17, Anthony left home to attend boarding school at Hebron Academy in Maine to further his education and athletics. While at Hebron, he was a hockey stand-out while also competing in varsity soccer and lacrosse. Toto was voted hockey team captain his senior year and was nominated for Maine Defensive Player of the Year. After high school, Anthony attended New England College for the next four years, where he was a dual-sport student-athlete in hockey and lacrosse. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Sport and Recreation Management and a Minor in Business Management.