MEET OUR STAFF:
Anthony Micucci - Director of Hockey Operations & Admissions Associate
St. Francis High School is excited to welcome Coach Anthony Micucci as the new Director of Hockey Operations and Admissions Associate for the 2021-2022 school year. A Frontier High School graduate, he has played both Junior B and Junior A hockey in Deerwood, MN. He also had a short stint with the defunct Buffalo Wings professional roller hockey team. Coach Micucci has offered goalie camps, clinics and one-on-one training in the Buffalo area for past 25 years through his Micucci Goalie School. His goaltenders have participated in the OHL, NAHL, USHL, NCAA and other various junior hockey programs.
Coach Micucci's hockey philosophy is simple "Work hard and you will get results". His enthusiasm to help our hockey players onto the next level while providing a positive experience is important to the school. He is committed to the process that will enable our hockey players to have a great experience being part of the St. Francis brotherhood, and for our hockey program to be an extension of what the school emphasizes in the Franciscan education that our young men receive in the classroom.
Brian Becker - Head Varsity Prep Coach
Coach Brian Becker enters his first season behind the bench for St. Francis. He comes to the Red Raider family with Head Coaching experience at the 16UAAA, 18UAAA, JV High School and Junior Hockey levels. His Junior Hockey coaching experience includes stints in the NA3HL, EmJHL (now USPHL) and GOJHL. He’s a level 4 certified coach through USA Hockey.
As a player, Coach Becker recorded 42 points in just 19 games while receiving MVP honors during his senior year in high school. He went on to play NCAA hockey for one season at SUNY Fredonia as a true freshmen. Coach Becker then finished his playing days playing ACHA hockey where his team qualified for two straight national tournaments.
Professionally outside of coaching, he’s a certified personal trainer that owns and operates a fitness studio called F45 Training Hamburg. Joey Pezzino - Asst. Varsity Prep Coach
Coach Joey Pezzino enters his first season behind the bench for St. Francis where he will be in charge of the Red Raider defense. He comes home to the Red Raider family after 4 years of coaching at Frontier High School. He also coaches a 12U team in the Hamburg Hawks organization.
As a player, Coach Pezzino played for the Red Raiders and is a proud St. Francis Alum, Class of 2010. Coach Pezzino graduated from the University at Buffalo. After attending University at Buffalo Law School, he completed hockey management and scouting courses, learning from mentor and current Peterborough Petes GM Mike Oke.
Outside of hockey, Coach Pezzino is an insurance agent for State Farm.