Coaching Staff

Tom Wood

Tom is entering his 20th season with Stevenson and is in his 6th season as the Varsity head coach and Hockey Director. Tom was the assistant coach for Stevenson for the previous 14 years where he ran the special teams for 14 years, defense for 12 years, and offense for 2 years. The Varsity Team advanced to the State Championship at United Center for the first time in school history under his tenure in 2018. During Tom’s tenure Stevenson has won 7 Thanksgiving Tournaments, 1 Metro North Regular Season Championship, 2 Metro North Playoff Championships, and 2 Chicago Metro Scholastic Cup Championships. They have also been to the State Elite Eight 9 times and the State Sweet Sixteen 8 times.


Tom grew up playing hockey in the Chicagoland area playing Mite and Squirt hockey with the Northbrook Bluehawks. He then joined the Chicago Young Americans AAA program from Peewee to Midget Major (U18) with one stop at Team Illinois. During his junior year, he started to play for the Stevenson Varsity hockey team and at the end of the season he was selected to participate on the prestigious Chicago Showcase Team. In his senior year, he was an All-State player and was the Assistant Captain. Tom was inducted into the Stevenson Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008. After High School, Tom played 4 years of hockey at the University of Arizona ACHA Division 1. He graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Business Management and Marketing.

Varsity Head Coach

Dan Wood

Dan is entering his 9th season coaching with Stevenson and has held many coaching roles, including: JV Assistant Coach (2 seasons), JV White Co-Head Coach (1 season) and Varsity Assistant Coach (6 seasons). Dan focuses on defense as a Varsity Assistant. During his coaching tenure with Stevenson, many historical firsts were achieved including: First JV State Championship (2012-2013 Season), Third JV Final Four Appearance (2013-2014 Season), JV White Divisional League Championship (2017-2018 Season) and the first Varsity State Championship appearance (2017-2018 Season).

In addition to coaching Stevenson, Dan is the Head Coach at DePaul University. Dan is a USA Hockey Level 5 Coach and is the Program's Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Dan grew up playing hockey in the Chicagoland Area with the Highland Park Falcons program with a one-year stint at the Chill AAA program. Dan played Varsity hockey at Stevenson High school for 4 years. In addition to playing hockey, Dan was a nationally ranked Olympic Weightlifter, winning the State Championship 3 years in a row. After Stevenson, he played 4 years at Miami University of Ohio on their club hockey team. 

Varsity Assistant Coach

Marc Shellist

Marc is in his fourth year as an Assistant Coach working with the forwards. Marc was on the coaching staff for their first appearance at the United Center for the Varsity State Championship (2017-2018).

In addition to coaching at Stevenson, he is a head coach for the Ice Dogs Hockey Association. He has been with the Ice Dogs for over 16 years as both a coach and the Club's president. Marc has coached in both NIHL and CSDHL at every level and has won championships in both leagues, NIHL U14 (2017) and CSDHL U15 (2018).

Varsity Assistant Coach

Ralph Menotti

Ralph is in his 6th season coaching at Stevenson. Final four appearances all 5 seasons in State tournament. 1 - State Championship, 1 State runner up. Top 3 in league standings all 5 seasons, 1 season league Championship.

Ralph has been coaching in the Chicagoland Area for 35+ years. He has spent the last 8 years coaching at the Central States level with the Vernon Hills Ice Dogs. Ralph has also coached 4 seasons with the Chicago Young Americans AAA organization, 10 seasons with the Highland Park Falcons, and 8 seasons with the Glenview Stars organization. In addition to his experience coaching, Ralph served as hockey director of the Glenview Stars during his tenure with the organization. Ralph is a Level 5 USA Hockey coach.

Both of his kids play D1 and D3 NCAA college hockey.

JV Head Coach

Frank DeMaio

Frank is in his 6th season coaching at Stevenson. In 5 seasons at Stevenson, the JV team made 5 straight Final 4 appearances, including a state championship, state Runner-Up and for the first time in Stevenson history an SHL President’s cup.

Frank has been coaching for over 15 years at the High School, CSHL and AAA levels.

JV Assistant Coach

John Meo

John has been coaching since 1981. He has coached all levels, including AAA High School and Central States. Although he is new to coaching JV for the 2021-2022 Fall Season, he has previously coached JV in the Stevenson program.  

JV Assistant Coach

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