Shaun Falzone has joined Prosper Eagles Ice Hockey Club as the Varsity Coach and Director of Hockey. Falzone has been coaching for over 24 years. He comes to the Eagles with a rich coaching history, winning championships and coaching awards, at all age groups and levels of travel hockey. Coach Falzone has been married for 16 years now and has 4 children. Falzone graduated from Aurora University in 2014 with a Bachelors of Arts in Coaching & Youth Sports Development.
Falzone began playing hockey at age three. During his youth, he played Travel and House Hockey for the Sabres Hockey Club. Coach Falzone started coaching hockey at the age of 15, helping his high school hockey coach, with a local house youth programs. He was also able to become part of the Flames Organization and started helping with the travel teams. He played High School Hockey, until he was selected to join a Junior Hockey Academy in Banff Alberta, Canada. It was during this time, that Falzone noticed that players needed good coaching and mentoring. He made it his mission to be that coach and make a good impact on every one of his players. After junior hockey, Falzone went back to coaching high school hockey teams and also enlisted to serve our country by joining the US Army.
Following a tour of duty with the Army as a Military Police Officer, Coach Falzone returned to St Charles, where he then was hired as JV Head Coach for the Geneva Hockey Club. He was only home for a few months when his unit was reactivated following September 11th, and he again served another tour of duty. In September 2003, Coach Falzone returned to coach the Geneva High School JV team. During the next few years, Falzone continued coaching, which he then lead one of his teams to the top 16 of state, then another team to top 8 of state, and ended with a team finishing 2nd in state. During the same time, Coach Falzone also lead the Leaf’s Pee Wee team to a NIHL Championship.
Soon after, Falzone received an offer to help start a brand new junior team, called the Dells Ducks in Wisconsin Dells. After putting a great team together and helping the team grow from the ground up, Falzone won the “Coach of The Year Award,” for the Minnesota Junior Hockey League. He continued on his path, and became a Scout and Assistant Coach for the Minnesota Owls out of the MnJHL Tier 3 hockey league. From there, Coach Falzone, helped start the first ever hockey team for Aurora University. His first full year at ACHA D3, he was the Assistant Coach, and helped lead this team to becoming Regional Champions, to an appearance at Nationals. Coach Falzone then became the Head Coach of the ACHA D3 team, Head Coach of the NCAA JV team, and Assistant Coach for the NCAA D3.
Coach Falzone then decided to take some time off College Hockey to help his son’s hockey club regain some of their old players and help grow their Midget Division, by becoming the Head Coach of their Midget NIHL Elite Team and the Assistant Coach to NIHL Bantam Team. The NIHL Bantam team ended up winning the Bantam NIHL Championship. During this time, he helped run goalie clinics and skills clinics, every week. He then moved to Texas to Coach Dallas Blackhawks Elite 16U Tier 1, where he led his team to the Semi Finals in NAPHL League. He then helped start Texas Tigers Hockey Club where he coached 16U AA team and helped lead his team to Semi Finals. Coach Falzone even started helping the Dallas Stars Elite Girls Teams, where he was offered to Coach the First Ever Girls High School team. He led this team to Nationals; were they became, Texas First Girls High School Team National Champions. Coach Falzone is a big believer in hard work and discipline. Falzone continues to stay in contact with most his players and he will always be there for his players, through hockey and in life.