19U Head Coach, John Ezzard: John Ezzard started playing hockey at age 6 and played his youth and High School hockey in Colorado. He continued his hockey career at Yale University where he played JV and intramural hockey. Coach Ezzard is a certified Level 5 USAH coach and has coached boys and girls’ hockey teams from the 8U level through 19U and High School.
His daughter Johna and son TJ both played for the Raiders and have gone on to higher levels of hockey, with Johna playing Tier 1 girls hockey for the Washington Pride and Dallas Stars and NCAA Div. 3 hockey at SUNY Cortland, and TJ competing in Junior hockey for the Protec Jr. Ducks of the Eastern Hockey League and NCAA Div. 3 hockey at Neumman University. His wife Catherine also is a long-time volunteer for multiple Raiders teams.
Coach Ezzard is passionate about the game, both as a coach and player and continues to play men’s league hockey. As a coach, he stresses the importance of communicating regularly with the players and is committed not only to developing good hockey players, but also good teammates, teaching life skills along the way. A hallmark of Coach Ezzard’s teams is that they compete hard… and have lots of fun. 19UBIOs for all coaches
16U Head Coach, Pat Wildman: Pat Wildman brings to the Raiders more than 45 years of hockey experience as a player, coach and administrator. A native of Massachusetts, Coach Wildman played prep school hockey at the Rivers School where he won a New England Prep School championship, was a league All-star and named league MVP. He was named to Team Massachusetts as a Hockey Night in Boston (HNIB) All-Star and received HNIB All-Scholastic honors. He went on to play NCAA Div. 1 college hockey at Dartmouth College where he played for former U.S. Women's Olympic team Head Coach and U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Ben Smith. His first role in coaching was at the Girls Elite Hockey Camp while a player at Dartmouth.
Coach Wildman is a certified Level 5 USA Hockey coach and, since 2005, has coached both girls and boys teams at all age levels with the Raiders and served as Director and head coach of the Club's learn to play program. He currently serves on the Raiders Board of Directors where he is the Director of the Club's Girls Program, Chair of the Hockey Development Board and Director of Coach Education. Coach Wildman also is the Girls Hockey Commissioner for the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League (CBHL). Coach Wildman lives in Great Falls, VA with his wife, Sloane, and has three daughters, Caroline, Lily and Josie. His daughter Lily played for the Raiders and for the Washington Pride 19U team and played NCAA Div. 1 college hockey at St. Lawrence University.
14U Head Coach, Todd Seymour: Todd Seymour grew up playing hockey throughout Upstate New York, Vermont & Canada. He began playing for the Plattsburgh Roadrunners at the age of four and was fortunate enough to win two New York State youth hockey championships. Entering high school, Todd went on to play for St. John’s Academy where his team won three New York State championships. During his high school years, Todd was selected to represent the Adirondack Region in the Empire State Winter Games. Todd is honored to be named, along with his St. John’s Academy teammates, to the New York State High School Hockey Hall of Fame located in the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” Olympic Rink in Lake Placid, NY. Todd finished his competitive hockey career playing NCAA Div. 3 hockey for Hamilton College.
Coach Seymour has been with the Reston Raiders for the past 10 years. He is a Level 4 certified USA Hockey coach and has served as a head and assistant coach with the Raiders at all levels, from learn to play to 19U. He is passionate about meeting each player “where they are,” with the end goal to facilitate a healthy interest in the great game of hockey. Paramount to his coaching philosophy, he strives to foster a positive environment, so players can enjoy the game while learning teamwork, sportsmanship, responsibility, and commitment.
Todd lives in Reston, VA with his wife, Jennifer. Together they have five children, Peter, Madeline, Mitchell, Lovie (17), who plays on the 19U Girls travel team, and Jonnie (14), who plays on the 14U Girls travel team. Todd spends summers in his Upstate NY hometown on Lake Champlain, where he enjoys mountain biking, hiking the Adirondack Mountains, and reconnecting with his old hockey friends.
12U, Mike Donovan Head Coach; Tim Waterman Asst Coach