Head Coach/General Manager
Greg is entering his third season (2020-21) as Head Coach/General Manager of the Great Falls 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.
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Matt Maniglia is entering his first season (2020-21) as Associate Coach of the Great Falls Americans. During the 2020-21 season, he was the Goaltenders Coach for Great Falls.
The Brooklyn, New York native played high school hockey at St. Edmund Preparatory High School and was on the Greater New York Stars 16U AA and 18U teams for two seasons (2014-16) playing in 18 contests.
Matt also spent two years with the United States Premier Hockey League’s (USPHL) Florida Eels from 2016-18 playing in six games. He spent a year each with the Jersey Shore Whalers and the New York Aviatiors, both of the USPHL from 2018-20 before joining the Great Falls Americans of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) in the 2019-20 season making an appearance in three contests (1-1-0-0 record).
An injury sidelined him for the 2020-21 season and he was named the Goaltenders Coach for the Americans helping the likes of Trever Mellen and Ben Winkler become better in the net.
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Public Relations/Media Coordinator
Kevin Scott is entering his 7th season (2020-21) as Public Relations Coordinator of the Great Falls Americans for the 2019-20 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.
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