Coaching Staff

BG/H/W Varsity

Chris Waters: Hockey Director & Head Coach

Chris Waters - This will be Coach Waters' 10th year with BG/H/W. During those 10 years BG/H/W has been one of the top high school programs in Illinois. He has helped lead the team to two State Championships (2016 & 2018) and two finals fours (2017 & 2021). In addition, he has helped 14 players earn All State honors. Prior to BG/H/W, he was the hockey director for Deerfield and lead them to a White Division State Championship and an elite 8 appearance in the Red Division. Coach Waters coached Team USA to a silver medal in the 2022 Maccabiah Games. He is also the Vice President of the IHSHL North Central Conference and on the AHAI High School Committee. He has a wife (Marni), daughter (Jemma, 13), and son (Ian, 11). When he is not at the rink he can be found support his son in his own hockey and lacrosse teams or his daughter in her gymnastics, cheerleading, and track seasons. 

Bob Wagner: Assistant Coach

Bob Wagner - Coach Wagner has been with the BG/H/W program for 23 years. Bob is currently the varsity assistant coach, but has also been the varsity head coach, hockey director, and president. He has helped lead the organization to 4 appearances at the United Center and 2 State Championships. In addition to his work at BG/H/W, he is also the former president of our conference and won the AHAI Volunteer of the Year for the work he does to support High School Hockey. Both of his sons (Chris and Pat) played at BG/H/W and will be coaching JV this Fall.

Kris Tountas: Assistant Coach

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BG/H/W Junior Varsity

Chris Wagner: Head Coach

This will be Chris's first year coaching at BG/H/W, but he is no stranger to the program. Chris was an All State player in 2007. After high school he went on to play NCAA Baseball and ACHA Hockey at Illinois State University.

Pat Wagner: Assistant Coach

We welcome back Pat Wagner to BG/H/W! Pat was an assistant coach on our 2016 State Championship team. He also played for BG/H/W. After leaving BG/H/W, Pat was the the Hockey Director at Chicago North.

Kevin Vrahnos: Assistant Coach

This will be Kevin's first year with BG/H/W. Kevin is a Level 4 certified coach. He also coaches youth hockey with the Chargers.

Goalie Program

Dean Opper: BG/H/W Goalie Coach

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