Join our Coaching Staff

Are you interested in joining the Cape Fear coaching staff?

Cape Fear Youth Hockey strives, through excellence in coaching, to develop the finest youth players possible. We work to provide a fun environment for players of all ages, levels of skill and commitment, with equal opportunity for all.

We are fortunate our area brings in people from around the world, with varying levels of experience in amateur and professional hockey. Our players have been grateful beneficiaries of that talent and we are always looking for coaches who love the game and love to share that with kids.

If you are interested in becoming a Warrior and developing Warrior hockey players, we want to hear from you.
For more information on the certification process or with general questions, please contact Jason McPhee at:


We are currently looking for Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Parent/Volunteer Coaches


CFYHA is a USA Hockey affiliated program, a member of the Carolina Amateur Hockey Association, and a member of the Carolina Hockey League

Our coaches are required to be USA Hockey certified, SafeSport trained and verified, and background screened through CAHA before volunteering on the ice. Coaches are also responsible for completing required CEP modules.

Coaching Requirements

Once you are given approval from a head coach or hockey director you can begin the required certifications below

USA Hockey Registration

  • Required before coaching on or off the ice
  • Register for a USA Hockey Number
  • Choose "Coach" option

Background Screening

  • Required before coaching on or off the ice
  • Screenings are valid for two seasons

SafeSport Training

  • Required before coaching on or off the ice
  • SafeSport Training and Refresher Training are valid for twelve months

Age Specific Modules

  • Required before coaching on or off the ice
  • Must complete the age-specific model for the team you will be coaching as well as the Fundamentals Module

CEP (Coaching Certification)

  • Required before December 31st
  • Please reach out to registrar, head coach, or hockey director for requirements

Please e-mail Morgan Koskinen at with your USA Hockey number and program you will be coaching. At that point in time, you may begin the other requirements.


*Reimbursement available upon prior approval by hockey director.



Coaching Staff

Recreational Hockey Director

Jackie Epstein

Travel Hockey Director

Jason Burgess

Director of Hockey Operations


LTP Head Coach


8U Rec Head Coach

Brain Taptick

8U Dev Head Coach

Brian Taptick

10U Rec Head Coach

Bruce Mansur


12/14U Rec Head Coach

Bruce Mansur

10U Travel Head Coach

Jason Burgess

12U Travel Head Coach

Matthew Ducharme

14U Travel Head Coach

Mike Hamilton

Our organization is not endorsed by the Department of Defense or the United States Army and this is a non-federal entity.

CFYHA is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and has no governmental status.