Coaching Staff

Richard Santos – Head Coach















Ryan Hope – Associate Coach

Ryan continues with the Chatham Maroons coaching staff after being a part of winning the Western Conference Championship last season. This season, Ryan will take on the role as an Associate Coach. Ryan will be in his second straight season with the Chatham Maroons. He was previously an Assistant Coach with the Chatham Maroons in the 2016-2018 seasons and continues to bring many years of coaching experience and mentorship.

Ryan resides in Chatham with his wife Christine, and four children, Brody, Alyvia, Emmersyn and Hayden.

Ryan is a Continuous Improvement and Support Manager at Mylen Custom Kitchens in Chatham. Ryan strives to create an environment where he can mentor the players to both develop and thrive on and off the ice, and is looking forward to contributing to the development and success of the Chatham Maroons.


Levi Tetrault – Assistant Coach

Levi who is from Pain Court , grew up playing hockey for the Chatham-Kent Cyclones. He was selected Captain of his minor midget team.

He would go on to be drafted in the 4th round of the OHL draft. Tetrault would continue to play as a 16 year old for the Chatham Maroons . Levi spent the next two and a half years with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League.

He spent the following season as Captain of the GOJHL’s Brantford 99ers , before being traded to the Leamington Flyers. Tetrault spent the following season with the Flyers as Team Captain .

He is currently enrolled in the Police Foundations program at Trios College in Windsor. 2020/2021 will be Levi’s 2nd season with the Maroons as an Assistant Coach.


Kent Hamilton – Assistant Coach

Played Minor Hockey in Bothwell, then played two years of Jr for Blenheim and Dresden, and also played games as an AP with the Chatham Jr Maroons.

Started coaching with the Chatham Cyclones AAA at the minor midget and major bantam levels for 4 seasons while completing my High Performance 1 coaching Certificate. After coaching AAA, spent two years as the Assistant coach with the Blenheim Blades, and have been with the Maroons since 2019 as an Assistant coach.

Was a Billet family for the Maroons for 6 seasons.

I am excited to be returning as the Assistant Coach for the Jr Maroons for another season, assuring players are having fun but staying focused and prepared for success as we work towards another Championship.


Bino Pereira – Goaltending Coach

Bino is married to Cindy. They have two children, Valerie and Andrew. Bino retired after 37 years in retail/wholesale. He is an avid golfer, but loves all sports.

He was involved in Chatham Minor Hockey for 8 years as a trainer and goalie coach and with the Chatham Kent Cyclones for 5 years as a trainer and goalie coach. Bino spent 2 years with the Wallaceburg Lakers as their goalie coach and 1 year ear with Blenheim Blades as a goalie coach.

He has been with the Chatham Maroons for 20 years as goalie coach. His motto is “have fun, but work hard and good things will happen.”