Coach Bob McElheney is entering his fifth season with the Prowler Hockey Association and third year as the Varsity Head Coach. Coach McElheney began his playing career in Sylvania, OH, playing travel hockey throughout his youth before entering into high school and playing for the Sylvania Northview Wildcats. At Northview Coach McElheney participated in their District Championship and State Runner-Up season in 2006. Coach McElheney was also the recipient of several All-League awards throughout his four-year stint with the Northview Varsity team. After high school, Coach McElheney joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve where he completed two deployments before returning home and starting his coaching career in Columbus. Throughout the last several years Coach McElheney has worked as both an assistant and head coach at both the Varsity and Junior Varsity levels. Within that time, Coach McElheney has helped lead his teams to two Columbus Blue Jackets Cup Championships, three first place league finishes, and three State Tournament appearances. Coach McElheney is deeply passionate about the future of the Prowler Hockey Association and is extremely excited for the season ahead.
JV Head Coach Bob Dunlap
Bob Dunlap has been coaching at all levels in the Columbus area for the past 15 years. He is a life-long hockey player who has been involved in all aspects of the game from coaching, refereeing, to hockey dad. He’s a level IV coach who brings nearly 45 years of playing experience to our program. He grew up in Erie Pennsylvania where he played travel hockey from mites through high school, later playing in various leagues from Penn State, Cleveland, then finally in the local adult leagues. He is passionate about building cohesive teamwork where all members bring value to the club. Under Coach Bob players will learn to value an assist as much as a goal. Tenacity is a theme that will resonate throughout the season. Bob and his family live in the Reynoldsburg area and of course love watching the Jackets almost as much the Prowlers.