Coaching Staff

 

Philip Oberlin – Head Coach/General Manager

Coach Oberlin will be back for his 2nd year as the head coach of the Quake. Prior to joining the Yellowstone Quake, coach Oberlin spent 7 years as the Head Coach of the Ohio  University ACHA Division II  Hockey team.  Under his coaching, the team won the 2015-16 TSCHL  Regular Season Championship, the 2017-18 TSCHL Tournament  Championship, made 4 straight ACHA Southeast Regional Tournament Bids (2014 – 2018) and earned the program’s first ever ACHA National Tournament Bid in 2016-17.   In 2013-14 coach Oberlin was awarded Coach of the Year honors by the TSCHL. Most recently coach Oberlin was selected as an assistant coach for the ACHA Division II Select team, which traveled to Europe and participated in the first  annual World Cup of College Hockey, earning  a Silver Medal.  Before beginning his coaching career, coach Oberlin played 4 years for Ohio University’s ACHA    Division I team and 3 years of junior hockey for the Cincinnati Cobras of the Central States Hockey League. Coach Oberlin grew up in Athens, OH with an older brother, Jonathan, younger sister, Emily, and younger brother, Patrick, all of who played hockey for the Athens Youth Hockey Association YHA.  While coach Oberlin was in Athens he served as the hockey director for AYHA for 2 years and  also worked as the Learn To Play Hockey .

 

Zack Tuchklaper – Assistant Coach

Coach Tuchklaper will be entering his 2nd season as the Quake assistant coach.  Coach Tuchklaper is an alumnus of the Yellowstone Quake, playing in the years 2010-2012.    After playing with the Quake, he spent time playing in Canada for the Sarnia  Legionnaires (GOJHL), then onward to play ACHA D1 college  hockey at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan where he then graduated with a degree in Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention with a minor in Exercise Science.  Coach Tuchlaper grew up in Walled Lake,  Michigan where he played travel youth hockey,  then high school hockey prior to moving to Cody, Wyoming for Juniors. Outside of hockey, coach Tuchklaper is a Crossfit coach and personal trainer.  Coach Tuchklaper will  continue to oversee the Quake’s strength and conditioning program this year. Coach Tuchlaper is excited about heading into his 2nd year as the Quake assistant coach and looking forward to the continued development of the young players both on and off the ice.