About Coach Mike O'Grady
Coach O'Grady began his coaching career in 2011 at John Carroll University where he served as an assistant coach for the ACHA Division I team while studying Exercise Science as an undergraduate.
Upon graduating in 2014, O'Grady took his talents to Mercyhurst University. He served as both a graduate assistant to the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute and an assistant coach to the Division I women's ice hockey team.
After two seasons with Mercyhurst, O'Grady moved onto Division I University of Maine as an assistant coach where he focused on position-specific skill development, defensive management, recruiting, and team travel coordination.
O'Grady took his first head coaching job in 2017 with Division III Nichols College. He led the Bison to a program-record 12 wins, as well as their first ever playoff win, in his first year. The following year, O'Grady led the team to an impressive 14-9-3 record. While at Nichols, he coached 16 student-athletes onto the Colonial Hockey Conference Academic team and hopes to continue this tradition of academic excellence at Chatham.
About Elite Junior Profiles
Elite Junior Profiles was created by coach Paul Pechmann in partnership with Lane Houk, a marketing and software partner that powers our world-class technology, website and marketing efforts for EJP and our student-athletes using the platform to build a stellar online profile and using it to differentiate themselves in the highly competitive space of junior and college athletics and the college recruiting process.
EJP also provides Student-Athlete public relations consulting along with parent/player advisory and mentoring services for those families looking for expert assistance navigating the youth to high school to college process for their student-athlete. EJP Student-Athlete Advisory services are for families who want to avoid the common pitfalls involved in amateur sports and highly competitive endeavors and for those who would like an objective, experienced advisor alongside the family and student-athlete in their development, performance and need to achieve and maintain a healthy school, sport and life balance.