2018/19 Coaches


Head Coach – Daniel Jones

2018-19 will be Dan Jones’s first season coaching high school hockey with CNS.

Jones has spent the last three years with the Syracuse Stars as a head coach and goalie coach.  Before working with the Stars, Jones coached at the NCAA DIII level with SUNY Cortland for two seasons. While at Cortland, Dan earned a Masters degree in Exercise Science and brings a wealth of knowledge of both physical and mental training methods. Currently Jones is a personal trainer at Metro Fitness and also runs a mental training business, ProMinded.

Prior to coaching, Jones played four seasons with SUNY Oswego, helping the team reach the ‘Frozen Four’ each season.  A Toronto, Ontario native, Jones played junior hockey in the OJHL where he was a two-time all-star.

XMD3CPct_400x400Assistant Coach – Garth Gray

The 2018-19 season will be Garth Gray’s first season with the CNS Northstars hockey team. For the past two years, Garth has served as an assistant coach for the Baldwinsville Bees and head coach of the Lysander Lightning AA 16U team (2017) and 18U team (2018). He decided to take his passion for hockey into coaching after completing his 2015 season with the Syracuse Stars. Garth is now focused on helping players reach their true potential by becoming better hockey players as well as individuals.

Garth was a defenseman throughout his playing career. He started his junior hockey career at the age of 15 years old, playing in the EMJHL and the USPHL Elite league. Gray has played a total of 133 JR hockey games all for the Syracuse Stars. He was also a member of the Baldwinsville Bees Varsity hockey team during his junior year (2012-2013). Throughout his career he had earned many recognitions, Gray was selected to the U14 NY District Spring Selection Camp (2010), was named an assistant captain for the Stars (his second year on the team-2013), selected to the Empire League All-Star Team (2013), selected to the U15/U16/U17 District Spring Selection camp (2011-2013), and was selected to the U17 USA Hockey National Player Development camp (2013).

Outside of hockey, Garth is currently attending Le Moyne College to complete his bachelor’s degree in Finance/Business Analytics and works part-time as a Personal Trainer.

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