Staff

Head Coach Spencer Mains


Spencer Mains is a certified level 5 USA Hockey Coach who has had the honor of being Stanford University’s head hockey coach since 2019. With over two decades of hockey coaching experience, Spencer brings passion and a high degree of hockey coaching skill to this PAC-8 conference team. He has lead teams to championships by holding everyone accountable and generating an atmosphere of high-performance excellence with strong emphasis on playing the game the right way. A player and fan of the game since childhood, Spencer’s attention to detail, love of the game and overall approach to leadership helps people exceed beyond expectation on and off the ice.

Please feel free to contact Spencer Mains for more information about Stanford Ice Hockey at smains@stanford.edu

Assistant Coach Eric Pane


Eric is a certified Level 5 USA Hockey Coach who has spent a dozen years coaching NorCal youth hockey from the U8 to the U14 level. His teams have competed and won at the NorCal and California State Championships. As part of the Executive Board of Directors for the Santa Clara Blackhawks, Eric has been the Director of Hockey Operations for 10 years, working on everything from program development to player development. He has evaluated at both NorCal Select and CAHA Select camps, for the top California talent moving on to Pacific Regional and eventually National Select camps. A ’91 graduate of Stanford, Eric went on to earn a Ph.D in Biology, and is currently a professor of Biology at DeAnza College.

Eric joined the Stanford coaching team midway through the 2019-2020 season to help guide them to their first winning record in recent memory!

Assistant Coach David Senninger


David Senninger holds an advanced coaching certification with USA hockey.  He has been coaching hockey at all levels for over 15 years.  While in Southern California, David served as head coach for the Marina Cities Sharks youth club with responsibilities for Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams.  During his time in LA, he also served as an assistant coach for the West LA College Women’s Hockey Team. David grew up playing travel hockey in Flint and Detroit, Michigan. He later played D3 hockey for Albion College as an undergraduate and club hockey at the University of Michigan while pursuing a graduate degree in architecture.  David is employed at Stanford as the Associate Director of Architecture + Design for the campus’ Residential & Dining Enterprises auxiliary.

He joined the Stanford Hockey Team in the 2019/2020 season and played a big part in leading the Stanford to their first winning season in years. David has a deep history in the game and enjoys helping players develop skill and a greater hockey sense.

 

Goalie Coach Scott Ismond

Scott joins the Stanford staff after serving as the Division 2 Head Coach, Division 1 Assistant Coach and program Goalie Coach at Iowa State University from 2015-19. During that time, Scott appeared in four ACHA National Tournaments (two National Finals), earned 3 consecutive Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA) Coach of the Year Awards, was awarded the 2016/17 ACHA Pacific Region Coach of the Year Award and was appointed the Head Coach of the 2019 MACHA All-Star team who won the ACHA Division 2 All-Star Challenge. Prior to his tenure coaching the Cyclones, Scott was a goalie with Iowa State for five seasons. He was recruited to join the program after playing Juniors in British Columbia between 2007-2010 where he was a two-time all-star.

Professionally, Scott holds a Masters in Public Relations/ Journalism from Iowa State University and currently works in the communications field. His expertise will be utilized by the program to drive our social media and marketing efforts.

Skating Coach Cathy Andrade


Widely regarded as the Bay Area’s Power Skating Pioneer, Cathy Andrade has coached athletes ranging from minor level hockey players through to NAHL, USHL, NCAA D1 and D3, EHL, AHL, OHL, USA National Team, NHL & Olympic Team Members. Read more about Cathy and her program here