A graduate of Andover’s class of 1980 and winner of the Sumner Smith award for the team’s MVP which prompted his coach Ted Harrison to call him “the best goaltender [he] ever coached,” Coach Tortorella enjoyed a stellar four year career as the goaltender for Yale University, helping lead the team into national prominence under legendary coach Tim Taylor. Tortorella has been coaching hockey since graduating Yale in 1984. Prior to returning to Andover as a member of the English Department in 2001, he taught English, was Athletic Director and coached many teams in a variety of sports, including baseball, soccer, lacrosse, and both boys and girls hockey at The Nichols School in Buffalo, New York. As Athletic Director at Nichols, he was instrumental in starting and molding the Girls’ hockey program, which soon captured the Canadian Independent School Association championship. At Andover, besides being a member of the hockey coaching staff, he was head house counselor at America House for eight years. He continues to teach English, is an active member of the school’s Student Disability Committee, and is an academic advisor. In regard to his latest appointment, Tortorella states: “It is an honor to coach in the rink named after my own coach at Andover. I have always been dedicated to working with young people from all walks of life helping them shape and achieve their dreams and I will continue to do so on and off the ice.” Coach Tortorella and his family— his wife Mary and boys Connor and Aidan—love being part of the Phillips Academy community. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Manty brings over twenty years of coaching experience to Andover. The Walpole, MA native and Andover resident is a graduate of Boston University, class of 1984, where he played forward under the direction of the great Jack Parker. Malden Catholic High School, USA Hockey, Andover High School, and Central Catholic High School are just some of the programs that flourished under Manty’s involvement. Following his B.U. career, which included a Beanpot championship, Manty represented his alma mater playing for Team New England which toured Europe in 1984 eventually signing to play professionally in Cortina, Italy. Coach Manty’s focus will be on the forwards and offensive zone play.
David Breen ’02
Coach Breen is responsible for implementing the team systems and penalty kill strategy. He has coached at the NCAA level at Curry College, Bentley, and most recently, Merrimack College. Following his career at Andover( an ’02 graduate), he played NCAA hockey at both Merrimack College and Trinity College. At Merrimack, Coach Breen was a two-time member of the Hockey East All-Academic Team, a member of the 2002-2003 Academic All-Star Team, and the 2002-2003 Hockey East Top Scholar-Athlete. Coach Breen lives in Brookline, MA and is also Program Director for Micro Ice Training Centers of America.
Coach Moore has been a member of the Andover staff since 2011 having minded the nets at both Division 1 American International College and Division III ECAC Franklin Pierce University. Besides being responsible for the evaluation and development of the program’s goaltenders, Coach Moore also directs the Phillips Academy Ice Rinks’ hockey schools. He hails from Londonderry, New Hampshire.