Phil Oberlin – Head Coach & General Manager
The Yellowstone Quake is pleased to announce its new coach, Phil Oberlin. Prior to joining the Yellowstone Quake, coach Oberlin spent 7 years as the Head Coach of the Ohio University ACHA Division Two Hockey team. While coach Oberlin was at the helm of Ohio, the team recorded a 143-81-9 record and made the Tri-State Collegiate Hockey League (TSCHL) playoffs each of the 7 years. Additionally, 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 programs 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 Two 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 One 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 (AYHA). Coach Oberlin has been giving back to the local youth hockey by serving as the hockey director for AYHA over the last 2 years and also working as the Learn To Play Hockey Coordinator at Bird Arena for the past 7 years.
Zack Tuchklaper – Assistant Coach
Coach Tuchklaper is an alumni 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.
Coach Tuchlaper grew up in Walled Lake, Michigan where he plated 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 graduated with a degree in Wellness, Health Promotion, and Injury Prevention with a minor in Exercise Science.
This is Coach Tuchklaper’s first season as an assistant coach and is ecstatic for what he can bring to the table, and also having the chance to be back in Cody.
Chris Hatfield – President
Chris has been a local business owner in Cody for the last 18 years and part of the hockey organization for the last 7 years. She has been a billet mom, billet coordinator, treasurer, vice president, and now president for the last 2 years.
Bob Kurtz – Vice President/Off-Ice Official Manager
Rachel James – Treasurer
Debbie Driesel – Billet Coordinator/Secretary
Kelsey Kolstad – Board Member/Medical Trainer
Kelsey has been an integral part of the medical staff of the Quake for the past 8 seasons, serving as the team’s Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist. Kelsey attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. He has worked as a Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer in Cody since 2003. Kelsey is currently working for Canyon Therapy. He has completed certification in Kinesio Taping, a specialty certification in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and is working toward a specialty certification in Sports Medicine Physical Therapy. Kelsey has been married to his wife, Amanda, for 11 years, they have a daughter, Kara. They enjoy hiking, photography, and exploring Yellowstone Park.
Shannon Wood – Board Member/Marketing Director
Shannon is our marketing director for the Yellowstone Quake. She is responsible for game day sponsors and the team event calendar. Shannon is also a billet mom. She strives to give a safe home, a life experience, and a great place to play hockey to each and every one of our players. The players are her first priority and the team and organization are her family for life.
Trip Aiken – Board Member
Bob Bole – Board Member
Katy Brittain – Board Member
Casey Cobourn – Board Member