Mark Kumpel was born in Wakefield, Mass, and currently lives in Scarborough, Maine with his wife Helen and daughter Chloe. Mark played professionally for the Quebec Nordiques, the Detroit Redwings and the Winnipeg Jets. He considered his greatest honor to be playing for the U.S.A. Olympic Ice Hockey team in Sarajevo in 1984.
Mark spent six years coaching the Portland Pirates, the Washington Capitols top development team in the AHL holding both assistant and head coaching titles. Prior to these he held coaching positions with Providence Bruins, Nashville Nights and Coach/GM title with the Dayton Bombers in the ECHL.
Mark currently sits on U.S.A. Hockey board of directors as a director at large and has been a member of the JR. Council for the past 16 years. Coaching in the USA Hockey National festivals has been a focus over the years including two Head Coach positions of Team U.S.A. Took the under 17 team to the Czech Republic winning a Silver medal and the under the 16 team the following year to Slovakia to a Gold Medal finish.
Mark attended the University of Lowell, where he studied Industrial Technology and later studied sport management at Husson College. He has had his level four U.S.A. Hockey coaching certificate since 1995.
Professional Coaching Experience:
» Washington Capitals Professional Hockey team 1998 - 2004
» Assistant Coach / Portland Pirates / AHL
» Head Coach / Portland Pirates AHL / 1998 – 1999
» Dayton Bombers / General Manager / Head Coach ECHL 1996 - 1998
» Head Coach / Nashville Night ECHL / 1994 - 1996
» Assistant Coach / Providence Bruins AHL / 1993 - 1994
» Player Assistant Coach / Providence Bruins AHL / 1992 - 1993
» Player Assistant Coach / Moncton Hawks AHL / 1991 - 1992
Professional Playing Experience:
» Winnipeg Jets 1987 – 1991
» Detroit Red wings 1986 – 1987
» Quebec Nordiques 1984 – 1986
» USA Olympic Team Ice Hockey - Sarajevo 1984
» Team USA Gold medal World Championship 1983