16U Assistant Coach Ben McManama

U16 ASST Coach – Director of Recruiting and Player Personnel

Westwood, Mass.

1996-98: Milton Academy (MA-HS)
1998-01: Noble & Greenough School (MA-HS) – Captain, All-New England, All-ISL, Mr. Hustle Award, ISL champions 1999
2001-03: Boston College (NCAA D-I)
2003-04: Union College (NCAA D-I)
2004-05: Kansas City Outlaws (UHL)
2005-06: Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
2005-06: Danbury Trashers (UHL)

2013-14: Teams Training Director of Hockey Operations
2014-15: Neponset Valley River Rats U16 assistant coach
2014-16: Noble and Greenough School Director of Sub-Varsity Hockey
2014-16: Pro Ambitions Hockey Director & head coach
2015-18: Neponset Valley River Rats U15 head coach – Two-time national champions, state champions
2016-17: Boston Jr Terriers Hockey Director
2016-17: Thayer Academy Middle School head coach
2015-19: ESG Advising owner
2015-19: Evolve Boston Director of Player Development
2017-21: North Attleboro High School head coach
2018-21: Neponset Valley River Rats U16 head coach – National champions, state champions
2018-21: Noble and Greenough School assistant coach and head recruiter
2021-22: BK Selects 14U head coach/Director of Player Personnel – State champs, USA Hockey national bronze medalists
2020-present: Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) scout

I chose to come to BK because I believed in the vision of the boys hockey staff to be the best hockey academy in the country. I wanted to work with the best players in the country at the midget level and help move them forward in their careers.

In high school I received five varsity letters in five different sports: Hockey, football, baseball, lacrosse and golf. After I retired from playing hockey, I moved to New York City where I worked in commercial real estate for Dumann Realty and Williamson, Pickett and Gross. I moved back to Boston where I opened a physical therapy practice named Exercise Rx. I attended Cincinnati Sports Medicine where I became certified in ACL injury prevention for female athletes. I eventually sold my company to pursue my dream of coaching and developing hockey players.

My uncle Bob was an All-American hockey player at Harvard University (’73) and a Beanpot Hall of Famer; he played in the NHL for the Hartford Whalers and Pittsburgh Penguins. My dad George McManama got his M.D. at Harvard (’71) and played hockey, too. My sister Kim played at Harvard (’00), where she was captain of the women’s team and won a national championship. My cousin Wendy Crabtree was a tennis All-American at Notre Dame (’96).

Current Team
BK 16U Boys