U16 Head Coach
Rod Taylor, has coached 5 seasons at the helm of the Whalers Premier team and his 2nd with the Whalers U16 group. Coach Taylor played 15 seasons professionally in the AHL (Baltimore Skipjacks) which included nine seasons locally with the ECHL Admirals. He achieved record breaking success throughout his career. Rod Taylor broke league record books during his nine consecutive seasons with the Admirals, racking up 312 goals and 565 points in 528 games played. Rod’s accomplished career in hockey earned him a 2008 Induction into the Admirals Hall Of Fame in 2008 followed by a 2009 Induction into the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Hall of Fame.
Rod brings his player knowledge and skill to Whaler Nation. His experience, energy, and enthusiasm will further strengthen and invigorate an already highly accomplished junior hockey program.
U16 Associate Head Coach
A Native of Monsey, NY, coach DePatto is a USA Hockey certified Level 4 coach who has been involved in hockey coaching and administration for the last 22 years.
Lou has coached at all levels of house and travel hockey for the Peninsula Prowl and Hampton Roads Whalers programs, including coaching in the Hampton Roads Whalers Junior program from 2007-2010 as head and assistant coach.
He resides in Newport News, VA with his wife, Jane.