Meet our team leaders and coaches
CHUCK & CLAIRENE GRILLO - CAMP OWNERS
Chuck has been under contract with the NHL for 30 seasons. As Executive Vice President and Director of Player Personnel for the San Jose Sharks, Chuck supervised the club's scouting department, player development program and was responsible for their draft selections. He was the Sharks’ primary source of information regarding player trades and acquisitions.
Chuck is currently in his ninth season as a scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has played a large part in drafting Stanley Cup Champs Sydney Crosby and Evgeny Malkin.
ROB & CAROL GRILLO - CAMP OWNERS
Rob, the oldest of six children in the Grillo family, has grown from player, to counselor, to coach at Minnesota Hockey Camps and he is currently an important part of the San Jose Sharks’ Scouting and Development staff. Rob lives in Canton, Mich. with his wife Carol and their two children Brandon and Briana.
DEAN GRILLO - HOCKEY DIRECTOR
Dean is a former player in the San Jose Sharks system. He played for the Kansas City Blades, Kentucky Thoroughblades & also played in European leagues. Dean is currently working as a player agent with O2K Worldwide Management.
CARRIE GRILLO - CAMP DIRECTOR
As camp director at Minnesota Hockey Camps, Carrie oversees camp operations and helps with administrative duties & employment/hiring.
JOE CIARDELLI - CONDITIONING COACH
A former St. Cloud State Conditioning Specialist, Joe has joined MHC as our strength and conditioning consultant.