April 25, 2016
South Lake Tahoe, CA
The PAC-8 Hockey Conference is thrilled to announce the ACHA Executive Director Mike Walley and Division 2 Commissioner Jay Peacock will be attending the PAC-8 Recruiting Camp.
Executive Director Mike Walley is A 30-year veteran of the United States Navy and has served the United States in a number of roles throughout his military career. Rising to the rank of Rear Admiral, Walley served as the commanding officer of several Helicopter Squadrons and USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) through combat, humanitarian, disaster relief and diplomatic deployments.
For the past three years, Walley has served as the Commissioner of the ACC Collegiate Hockey League, building the league from six to thirteen teams in just under two years. Walley’s efforts with the ACCHL led to a drastic increase in the league’s budget without an increase in membership dues.
D2 Commissioner Jay Peacock has coached mites to midgets, prep school, and most recently at the college level. He is a product of The Albany Academy, in Albany, NY and Norwich University. He has been a part of high school state championships as an athlete, a coach, and an athletic director in multiple sports.
Administratively, Peacock has been a teacher, coach, high school principal, athletic director and formerly, the Education Program Administrator for the Pediatrics Department at SUNY Upstate Medical University/Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY. He was also the head coach of the Oswego State Men’s ACHA Division 1 program for nine years.
“We are very fortunate to have these pillars of ACHA Hockey attending & speaking at the recruiting camp,” AJ Boldan, Executive Director of the PAC-8, said. “Their attendance indicates the importance of this camp and how we are growing the sport of Hockey in the West.”
The PAC-8 Recuriting camp returns to the South Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Sports Entertainment for the second year. TSE has been home to the PAC-8 since 2015.