Head Coach/General Manager
Greg is entering his second season (2019-20) Coach/General Manager of the the Americans.
A Webster, Wisconsin native, Sears brings over 11 years of coaching experience to the Americans program. Sears served last season as the Head Coach for the Florida Eels Elite in the USPHL. During the 2016-17 season Sears was an Assistant Coach for the Yellowstone Quake. The Quake went 40-4-3 and won both the Frontier division regular season and playoff title.
Prior to the season with the Quake, Sears served as the Head Coach for the Atlanta Fire U18 AAA hockey program, and Assistant Hockey Director in Alpharetta, Georgia. Coach Sears spent the 2013-14 season as an Assistant Coach for the Coulee Region Chill of the North American Hockey League (NAHL).
Along with experience in the NAHL and NA3HL, Sears has spent eight years as a Head Prep hockey coach in Wisconsin, spending four years at both Webster High School, and La Crosse Central High School. In addition Coach Sears has worked with Top Dog Hockey program out of Minneapolis, Minnesota for 12 years.
Associate Coach/Assistant General Manager
Ethan is entering his second season (2019-20) Associate Coach/Assistant General Manager of the the Americans. Coach Hayes is from Frederic, Wisconsin and has been involved with hockey for over 20 years. Most recently, Hayes spent his time in the Burnett County youth program in Siren, Wisconsin. Hayes played high school hockey for current Great Falls American head coach Greg Sears, and then went on to play for the Hudson Crusaders of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League. Hayes was a multi-sport athlete and also excelled in football and baseball.
Public Relations/Media Coordinator
Kevin Scott is entering his 6th season as Public Relations Coordinator of the Great Falls Americans for the 2018-19 season. Kevin is in charge of the distribution of information regarding the hockey team. His duties include writing game summaries after home and away games, creating press releases for news announcements regarding the Americans and updating the website with current information.
In January 2014, he created a FREE weekly Great Falls Americans E-Newletter for fans during the hockey season. He also assists the news media with information and keeps them informed on news and events. He previously worked for the team in 2012 as a Parking Attendant.
Kevin grew up in Sand Coulee, MT (just east of Great Falls) and attended Centerville High School where he graduated in 1997. After high school, he attended the University of Montana-Western located in the small town of Dillon, MT, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Communications in 2002.
He is currently working at Easter Seals-Goodwill in Great Falls and is a Confero Sports Foundation board member.
Previously, Kevin was the Sports Information Director at the University of Great Falls and he was also the Marketing Coordinator for the University of Great Falls Athletic Association Lancer Booster Club.
In his spare time, Kevin enjoys attending a variety of sporting events including hockey, football, basketball and baseball.
Kevin and his wife, Alta live in Great Falls and have one daughter, Lily born in June 2015.