Shout out to Rob Kaufman. During the coaching education seminars this weekend, Flint Doungchak, Pacific District Coach in Chief and Mark Tabrum, USA Hockey Coaching Education Program (CEP) Director presented Rob with the Bobby O’Connor Award. The Bobby O’Connor award is given to key volunteers for their dedication to the USA Hockey Coach Education Program (CEP) and the development of coaches at the grassroots level. Rob is the first Pacific District Coach to receive this prestigious award.
Rob has been coaching in the Tacoma program since 1989. His vision for developing a culture for hockey in Tacoma continues to be a life long passion. His dedication to teaching our coaches, serving as Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Association(PNAHA) Coach in Chief for 20 years and being a part of the USA Hockey CEP program for 30 years has made a tremendous positive impact for thousands of hockey players – many of whom are giving back as coaches in our programs.From the Tacoma Rockets family, congratulations Coach Rob