Steve Thompson C.S.C.S.
- Founder / Head Instructor, Alaska Goaltending Academy LLC
- USA Hockey, Pacific District Associate Coach-In-Chief, Goaltending / National Off-Ice Coach-In-Chief, Goaltending
- NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- Goalie coach for UAA Seawolves
Alaska Goaltending Academy is founded by goaltending Coach Steve Thompson. Steve spent his minor hockey days in Anchorage before heading east to play for Detroit Belle Tire and then on to juniors where he played one season with the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers, then two seasons with the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers.
After Juniors, Thompson signed a Division I scholarship with the University of Alaska Nanooks. He graduated with a 3.85 GPA and was awarded the Scholar Athlete of the Year award in 2013. After leaving the University of Alaska, Steve began coaching at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He received his NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) certifications and spent two seasons as the teams goaltending/strength and conditioning coach.
On top of his college coaching experience, Coach Thompson has spent many years working for USA Hockey developing and selecting the nation’s best goaltenders. He serves as the National Goaltending Off-Ice Coach-in-Chief as well as the Pacific District Coach-in-Chief for Goaltending. In 2015, he spent his time working with the Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending Development Staff which gave him the opportunity to coach many NHL, AHL, and ECHL goaltenders.