Michael Bugbee - Head Coach 16U AA
• Level 4 USA Hockey Coach Certification
• 20 years of playing experience
• Founder & Captain of the University of Arkansas Hockey program (2007-2009)
2016-17 - McKinney North Stars 18u AA Head Coach & 16u A Assistant Coach
2016-17 - Flower Mound Marcus Varsity Silver Head Coach
2015-16 - McKinney North Stars 14u AA Head Coach
2014-15 - Texas Aces 14u Bantam Silver Head Coach
Growing up in Dallas, Michael first started playing hockey in 1993 upon the arrival of the Dallas Stars. Early in Michael’s playing career he was a member of the Aces’ inaugural team. After graduating from Plano West, Michael went on to establish and captain the University of Arkansas men’s hockey program. During this time, Michael was able to gain valuable experience in building a team, as well as playing at the collegiate level. In 2011, Michael returned to the Texas Aces as an assistant coach for the Bantam AA team and has continued coaching both the Bantam and Midget levels since.
Michael is a very disciplined-oriented coach, with a strong emphasis on individual and team execution. Michael’s experience as a player and coach has driven his passion to see young athletes succeed while taking their game to the highest level possible. Michael’s ultimate goal is to develop his players and teams both on and off the ice in order to succeed in both hockey and life.
Michael and his wife, Caity, currently live in McKinney.