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Hockey Operations

Mark Dennehy - Head Coach

mark dennehy - StaffMark Dennehy is joining the Binghamton Devils after spending 13 seasons at Merrimack College. In 2010-11, he led the team to the most successful season in school history with a record 25 wins and won the Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award as the conference’s top coach. Prior to Merrimack, Dennehy served as assistant coach with UMass. -Amherst, Princeton University and as Head Coach at Fairfield University.

As a right-shooting defenseman, he played four seasons at Boston College, 1987-1991, scoring eight goals and 46 assists for 54 points and 66 penalty minutes in 133 games. He played one professional season with Ayr of the British Hockey League.

Mark and his wife, Heather, have three daughters: Kelsey, Kielan and Caroline.

Ryan Parent - Assistant Coach

ryan parent - StaffRyan Parent enters his first season with the Binghamton Devils after a long playing career in professional hockey. Parent, 31, was a first-round draft pick of the Nashville Predators, 18th overall, in 2005. He played in 106 NHL games with Vancouver and Philadelphia, notching one goal and six assists. He also played in 27 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. The left-shooting defenseman played in 251 AHL games with seven teams between 2006 and 2016, where he registered four goals and 24 assists with 261 penalty minutes. He also played in 31 Calder Cup Playoff games.

Parent was part of the gold medal winning Team Canada at the 2006 and 2007 World Junior Championships. He spent his junior hockey playing for the Guelph Storm in the OHL, winning the league championship in the 2003-2004 season.

Ryan and his wife, Nichole, have one daughter, Charlotte.

Ian Greenwald - Video Coach

iam greenwald - StaffIan Greenwald enters his first season with the Binghamton Devils after spending three seasons at Union College as the director of hockey operations and video coordinator. Prior to his time with the Dutchmen, he served as director of hockey operations and video coordinator for the ECHL Utah Grizzlies. He spent three seasons with the Grizzlies, earning a promotion from assistant to director, and oversaw video breakdown and hockey administration for the team.

As a student at the University of Michigan, Greenwald spent four years assisting the Wolverine hockey team. The native of North Bellmore, NY earned a B.A. in sports management from Michigan in 2012.

Brian Sersch - Head Equipment Manager

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E-mail: bsersch@binghamtondevils.com

Brian enters his second season, and first as Head Equipment Manager with the Binghamton Devils. Prior to his time with Binghamton, Sersch spent two years working in the ECHL as the head equipment manager of the Adirondack Thunder after his promotion from assistant equipment manager following the 2014-15 season. The Linglestown, Pennsylvania native spent 12 years, from 2002-2014 working in the AHL for the Hershey Bears as a locker room attendant/equipment assistant.

Sersch graduated from YTI Career Institute with an associate’s degree in specialized business. In his free time, the motorcycle enthusiast enjoys bowling, hiking and cooking.

Sergei Brylin - Assistant Coach

sergei brylin - StaffSergei Brylin enters his second season with the Binghamton Devils after spending four years as an assistant coach to the New Jersey Devils’ affiliate team. Before becoming an assistant coach, Brylin retired from hockey in 2012 after spending four years in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League playing for the SKA St. Petersburg and the Metallurg Novokuznetsk.

A native of Moscow, Russia, Brylin was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft in the second round (42nd overall). Brylin spent 13 years with the New Jersey Devils, winning three Stanley Cup Championships in 1995, 2000 and 2003. He is one of five Devils’ players who played for all New Jersey Devils’ championships.

In his career of 765 games played, the diverse defensive forward acquired 308 points, consisting of 129 goals and 179 assists while shifting between center and wing. Of 109 playoff games he participated in, he had 15 goals and 19 assists with a total of 34 points and averaged 15:26 of ice time.

Sergei and his wife, Elena, have three children: Anna, Fyodor and Maria.

Stephen Volek - Strength & Conditioning Coach

stephen volek - StaffStephen Volek joined the Binghamton Devils during their inaugural season from Yale University, where he was an assistant director of strength and conditioning for two years. While he primarily worked with their men’s ice hockey team, he also trained their baseball and soccer teams. Prior to that, Volek worked as the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning for the University of Minnesota, working with the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams, baseball, men’s track and field, and women’s golf.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Volek completed his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 2010. He acquired his Master of Science in Sport Management from the California University of Pennsylvania in 2012.

Scott Stanhibel - Athletic Trainer

scott stanhibel - StaffScott handles all medical needs for the players and enters his second season with Binghamton after spending four seasons in Albany.

Scott’s first season in professional hockey came in 2008-09 with the ECHL’s Phoenix Roadrunners before spending the next four seasons with Trenton, also of the ECHL. Before working in professional hockey, Scott spent time at a small University in North Carolina and three years at a Tempe rehab clinic.

Scott attended undergraduate school at New Mexico State University and graduate school at North Carolina State University. He grew up in Phoenix, AZ and enjoys playing golf in his free time.

Chris Murphy - Equipment Manager

chris murphy - StaffChris Murphy is joining the Binghamton Devils as an Assistant Equipment Manager after spending seven years with the New Jersey Devils. Starting in the visiting locker room, he became an assistant equipment manager two years ago.

Murphy graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) with a business degree. During his time in school, the Carlstadt, NJ played for the NJIT men’s hockey team and was the captain for two years.

Front Office

Tom Mitchell - Executive Vice President of Operations

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E-mail: tmitchell@binghamtondevils.com

Tom Mitchell will begin his second season as the Devils’ executive vice president of operations in 2018-19. Mitchell returned to Binghamton in 2002 to oversee day-to-day operations of the club after working for three seasons in the same position for the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Mitchell’s involvement in AHL hockey dates back to 1985 when he became a partner and general manager of the Binghamton Whalers, Binghamton Rangers, and Binghamton Senators.

His own hockey career led him to leave his hometown of Vanderhoof, British Columbia at the age of 14 to play in the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League in both North Battleford and Estevan, Saskatchewan. Following his junior career, Mitchell was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars in 1968 and spent four seasons in their organization. At the conclusion of his hockey career, Mitchell moved to the Southern Tier as a sales representative for a materials handling company. He eventually bought his own materials handling business, now known as American Materials Handling & Fabrication Co., in 1982.

Nicole Comple - Ticket Operations & Service Coordinator

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E-mail: ncomple@binghamtondevils.com

This is Nicole’s first season with the Binghamton Devils.

The Commack, NY native graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in May 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. She completed internships with several sports teams including the Lancaster Barnstormers, New York Islanders, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, and Somerset Patriots. Nicole also completed an internship with the National Hockey League at their corporate headquarters in New York City.

Nicole enjoys traveling (especially to Myrtle Beach), going to concerts, spending time with her family and puppy, Casey, and cheering on her New York Islanders and New York Mets in her free time. Nicole currently resides in Vestal, NY.

Rob Lippolis - Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations

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E-mail: rlippolis@binghamtondevils.com

Rob Lippolis enters his second season as Director of Broadcasting & Media/Community Relations for the Binghamton Devils in 2018-19, after joining the Binghamton Senators in 2016-17. The native of Windsor, NY joined the staff after spending 2014-2016 as Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations with the Omaha Lancers (USHL).

Before moving to Nebraska, Rob spent three seasons in Texas as the play-by-play broadcaster with the Corpus Christi IceRays (NAHL). The graduate of SUNY Oswego earned his bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting & Mass Communication and served as the radio broadcaster for the Lakers.

Rob started out as a broadcast intern for the Binghamton Senators for six years and was able to call several games for both the Senators from 2006-2011 and in 2014 for the San Antonio Rampage. He currently resides in his hometown of Windsor, NY.

Addie Sejan - Manager off Media / Social Media | Community Relations | Marketing

addie sejan - StaffE-mail: asejan@binghamtondevils.com

Addie enters her first season with the Binghamton Devils as the Manager of Media/Social Media & Community Relations.

A Binghamton, NY native, Addie graduated from Binghamton University with a Psychology degree. During her time at Binghamton, she found her passion for sports journalism and public relations. This inspired her to earn her Master’s in Communication from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Addie is now in her second year in the world of professional sports. She began her career as an intern for the Syracuse Crunch before moving back to work with the Binghamton Devils.

When Addie is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her dog, Berkley. She is an avid curling, tennis, and hockey fan, but enjoys watching many different sports live and on television.

Eric Chamberland - Merchandise Manager | Corporate Partnerships Rep.

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E-mail: echamberland@binghamtondevils.com

Eric enters his second season with Binghamton Devils as the full time as the Merchandise Manager/Corporate Partnership Rep.

He began his tenure in Binghamton with the Binghamton Senators. Prior to that, Eric spent the 2015-16 season with Alvernia University Athletics. Originally from Clifton Park, N.Y., Eric has played hockey his entire life and graduated from Alvernia University with a sport management degree.

During his time at college, Eric played four years of ACHA Men’s Ice Hockey for Alvernia University. After graduating college, Eric began as an intern for the Binghamton Senators.

Currently living in Endwell, N.Y., Eric enjoys long walks around the lake and playing hockey. During the offseason, Eric likes going to the golf course as often as possible.

Robert Hess - Ticketing & Customer Services Representative

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E-mail: rhess@binghamtondevils.com

Robby is entering his second season with the Binghamton Devils as an Account Executive and Community Relations Assistant. He started here as an Inside Sales Rep Intern after attending SUNY Cortland, where he graduated in May of 2017.

He is a Cleveland fan for the NFL, NBA, and MLB. He currently resides in his home town of Chenango Bridge.

Tyler Fellows - Inside Sales Representative

Kara Kellett-Williams - Accounting & Team Services | Ticket Operations Manager

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E-mail: kwilliams@binghamtondevils.com

Kara is in her second season with the Binghamton Devils. Kara re-joined the front office in Binghamton as the Accounting/Administrative Assistant. She originally joined the Binghamton Senators front office as the Assistant Ticketing Manager/Accounts Receivable Specialist in 2006.

As a result of growing up in Binghamton, Kara became a hockey fan at a young age.

After high school, Kara attended Broome Community College for Business Administration and St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY for Sports Management. Before joining the Binghamton Senators, she was employed by the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex and also enjoyed a short stint with an arena football team that never quite got it’s feet off the ground, the Binghamton Brigadiers.

In addition to hockey, Kara is a fan of a variety of sports especially football, tennis, volleyball, softball, and skiing.

Matthew Turner - Director of Ticket Sales

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E-mail: mturner@binghamtondevils.com

Matthew enters his second season with the Binghamton Devils after joining the Binghamton Senators in December 2016.

The native of Johnstown, PA comes to upstate New York having worked in positions for the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets in 2014-15, Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016, and Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015-16. Prior to that, Matt was an Intern for the AA baseball’s Altoona Curve. Matt cheers on the Penguins, Steelers, Pirates and Pitt Panthers.

He enjoys playing golf and video games, along with being outdoors and fishing. Matt currently resides in Binghamton, NY.

Michael Karpowich - Director of Corporate Parnterships

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E-mail: mkarpowich@binghamtondevils.com

Michael enters his second season with the Binghamton Devils and will serve as our Director of Corporate Partnerships. Michael comes to us after time with the Binghamton Senators and spent three seasons with the Elmira Jackals where he played a huge role in their game presentation in addition to great success with corporate and group sales.

Prior to his years in Elmira, he graduated from Etowah High School in Woodstock, Georgia pursued his dream of attending the University of Arizona where he graduated in the summer of 2011 with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Sports Management.

In his free time, Michael enjoys playing basketball, traveling, and riding roller coasters and is a college basketball and football fanatic with his favorite team being the Arizona Wildcats. Michael and his brother, Justin, are active NCAA basketball bracketologists, and last year, their prediction on Selection Sunday was the most accurate in the world. Michael currently resides with his brother in Binghamton, NY.

Connor Gates - Director of Game Night Operations

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Having been a hockey fan dating back to the Binghamton Whalers, Connor is in his first year as Director of Game Night Operations for the Binghamton Devils.

This is not Connor’s first venture into professional hockey in Binghamton. He previously served as the back-up P.A. Announcer for the Binghamton Senators, even broadcasting two games on the radio during the team’s Calder Cup winning season in 2011.

The Chenango Valley Alumnus worked almost 20 years for the Binghamton Mets Baseball Club in positions that included Bat Boy, Clubhouse Manager, Promotions Director, Game Day Coordinator, Special Events Coordinator and Director of Community Relations. Connor has also worked for I Heart Radio and Broome County Executive Jason Garnar before joining the Devils Front Office.

Connor enjoys the performing arts, both as an actor and a director. He continues to be active in the hockey community as a youth and adult league referee. He is an avid NY Mets fan. But most of all he’s the proud father of a beautiful 8-year old girl.

John Reilly - Group Sales Manager

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E-mail: jreilly@binghamtondevils.com

John enters his first season with the Devils as the Group Events Specialist & Youth Hockey Coordinator. He started last summer as an Inside Sales Representative before becoming an Account Executive with Delmarva Shorebirds, Single-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.

A native of Binghamton, NY, he graduated from Binghamton High School and then from King’s College. In his free time John enjoys hunting, spending time with his friends and rooting for the Yankees, Cowboys, Bruins and Notre Dame football.

Josh Williams - Director of Video Operations

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E-mail: jwilliams@binghamtondevils.com

Josh is in his second season with the Binghamton Devils. Prior to his time with the Binghamton Devils, Josh worked in the same role with the Binghamton Senators organization since 2011. A graduate of Binghamton University, Josh has been involved in video production since 2007 and has traveled the country working on Arena video systems. He is also a professional firefighter and EMT for the village of Johnson City.

When he has spare time, he enjoys sports, movies, boating, fishing, and skiing, but he enjoys nothing more than spending time with this wife, daughter, family and friends.

Justin Karpowich - Inside Sales Representative