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Joel Breazeale

Position: Head Coach

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Joel Breazeale’s (Coach B) coaching career began in 1990 as a 22 year old in his hometown of Metro Detroit and for nearly 30 seasons Coach B has mentored a wide variety of teams from LTP to College Club at GVSU, from Midget BB to Junior hockey, from House to Travel at every age bracket as well as HS Head Coaching positions at East Grand Rapids and presently at Grandville.  The Bulldog’s are presently enjoying a T1 OK Conference Championship, its first ever T1 Championship, and before that a string of 4 consecutive Frozen 4 appearances, as well as a State Championship Final in 2015. The Bulldogs have also achieved 6 Div. 1 Regional Championships in his 8 seasons as coach, no other HS program in W. MI has been more consistently successful over that same time period.  Coach B is the only Michigan HS Coach to take two separate programs, East Grand Rapids and then Grandville to the Frozen Four. Coach B considers his greatest impact and Legacy in hockey to be bringing station-based practices and Cross-Ice Hockey to Michigan in 2002. Coach B was doing ADM practices a decade before USA Hockey coined the phrase American Development Model. His coaching philosophy of individual skill development through skill progression and teaching hockey sense through FUN small area games has driven his Grandville Bulldogs to the consistent success they presently enjoy. Consequently, those players who have been been consistently mentored by Coach B have enjoyed significant success at the next level. If Coach B were to describe his coaching/playing philosophy it would be:  development focused, with an emphasis on aggressive high-tempo play, based on read and react skills.  Recently Coach B has accepted the Co-Hockey Director position at Georgetown Ice Center and is presently involved in helping restructure Georgetown’s coaching and player development culture.  In March of 2018 Coach B was recognized by his HS Coaching Peers as MHSAA Div. 1 Coach of the Year.  Coach B has had the pleasure of coaching all three of his sons as Bulldogs:

Michael, Thomas and David, while his wife Kate continues to be his primary source of strength, faith and encouragement.  Bulldog Hockey under Coach Breazeale, Rob Pratt, Don Underwood, Mike Salliotte, Dave Turcotte has achieved:

2 OK Conference Titles, T1 & T2
6 Regional Championships
4 State Qtr. Final Championships
4 State Final Four appearances
1 State Final Appearance
7 of 8 Seasons - Team Academic All State Recognition
Consistently Ranked in top 10 in State.
5 Trenton Showcase (MDHL) Invites.


Alex Martel

Position: Assistant Coach

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Rob Pratt

Position: Assistant Coach

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Don Underwood

Position: Assistant Coach

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Alex Whitman

Position: Assistant Coach

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Cody Richter

Position: Equipment Manager

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Brian Parsons

Position: Athletic Director

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