Building a Prep School Powerhouse, with Tom Ward

They've created a culture that is grounded in a philosophy that every player has to earn their spot.

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Welcome back for season four of the Glass and Out Podcast!

We have an amazing guest to kick things off, as we welcome Tom Ward, Head Coach of the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Boys Prep Team.

Shattuck is the prep school hockey powerhouse based out of Faribault, Minnesota, that has produced the likes of Sidney Crosby, Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Toews, Zach Parise, Jack Johnson, Drew Stafford, and many more. But while the list of elite talent and number of championships is impressive, what really stands out about the program is a culture grounded in hard work, sweat and a philosophy that every player, regardless of their pedigree or resume, has to earn their spot.

In this week’s podcast, we find out about Ward’s coaching journey, that includes a stop in the NHL, the importance of developing the person before the player, and his role in creating one of the top prep programs in all of hockey.

Make sure to check out our latest article on the school in our new series Hockey Factories, where we’ll be profiling six programs from six different countries, all of which have an exceptional track record for producing world class talent.

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