East Coast Thunder hockey Club

Justin Tavano

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Coach Tavano is a native of Harwich. He grew up playing in the Lower Cape Youth Hockey program and graduated from Harwich High School in 1999 where he was a four-year varsity hockey player and the Captain during his senior year. Coach Tavano was a three-sport athlete, and in addition to hockey, played varsity soccer and baseball. After graduating from Hamilton College, he spent a brief time in Boston before returning home to the Cape to begin a firefighting career and currently serves as a Deputy Fire Chief. Over the past 16 years, Coach Tavano has coached at the high school level at Harwich High School and Nauset High School and has coached multiple youth levels from Learn to Play to Peewee. He has also coached little league baseball for a number of years. Coach Tavano brings a great passion for the game and for using sports to help young athletes develop resiliency and a positive work ethic that will translate into the classroom and the workforce as the athletes become young adults.