Team Staff Profile - Nick Tomczyk
(M1) Rochester College
Coaching: Tomczyk joins Rochester College from Oakland University where he served as the Associate Head Coach for the Golden Grizzlies’ ACHA Division 1 program for the past three seasons. Oakland had two of their best seasons, which included: a national championship runner-up finish for the 2011-2012 season, GLCHL Regular Season Championship in 2011-2012, and a GLCHL Playoff Championship in 2010-2011. While at Oakland University, Coach Tomczyk’s responsibilities included player development, video breakdown, game strategies, practice planning, recruiting, team travel and bench management, and oversight of the special teams.
Prior to joining the Golden Grizzlies, Coach Tomczyk spent the 2009-2010 season as the head coach for Utica High School and the 2008-2009 season as an associate head coach. During the 2009-2010 season, Coach Tomczyk also served as a scout for the Motor City Metal Jackets of the NAHL. Tomczyk was an assistant coach with the Oakland Junior Grizzlies U18 and U16 AAA teams from 2006-2008, producing a number of junior and college level players. Nick established a men’s ice hockey program at Stevenson High School which he would go on to coach to its first winning season.
Tomczyk also serves at the Coaching Education Program Director for District 3 of USA Hockey and serves as has served as a coach/evaluator for the Michigan Select Camp.
Playing: Tomczyk played college hockey for Northern Michigan University’s ACHA DII program and served as the team manager for Northern Michigan University’s NCAA program for four years.
Personal: Tomczyk (32) has earned a Master of Education Degree in Administration from Saginaw Valley State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical/Health Education from North Michigan University. Nick currently serves as a Physical Education/Health Education teacher for Utica Community Schools. Coach Tomczyk’s wife, Kristi, played NCAA Division 1 soccer for Oakland University where she was honored as a two-time Summit League Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Nick and Kristi reside in Clinton Township and are the proud parents of three boys, Easton (4), Colton (3), and Hudson (1).