Keith Grooms
Owner

 

Keith Grooms has been playing, refereeing and coaching hockey for over 29 years. His passion for hockey began when he was 4 years old and tried skating for the first time. Living in Alaska until 1998, he was an avid travel hockey player traveling to the cities of Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla, and Kenai to participate in high level hockey. He also began his refereeing career at this time. After moving to Nashville, TN in 1998 he played 4 years in the Midget AAA program and was named Captain his senior year of high school. In 2001, he traveled to Europe to play for the USA Southeast Select team during a summer tournament traveling to Germany and the Czech Republic.


In 2003, after approximately 8 years of refereeing mites to midgets, he signed on to referee for the Central Hockey League (CHL) which is now a part of the ECHL . After two seasons as a lineman in the CHL, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.


From 2005-2013 he served as a Forward Observer in the USMCR based out of Huntsville, AL. After serving 8 months in Afghanistan he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps after completing his first enlistment. During his USMCR enlistment, he began his coaching career. He first served as a bantam coach for the NYHL and then became the head coach for Beech-Hume Fogg in the GNASH hockey league the following season. After completing a deployment to Afghanistan in 2011, he was quick to return to the ice as the head coach for the Mount Juliet High School hockey program. He remained with that program for 3 seasons and coached the team to a division championship title.

Over the past 28 years of hockey he has had the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry, from head coaches to NHL officials and some of the best power skating and strength and conditions coaches in the country. 

Allie LaCOmbe
Director of Hockey Development


Allie LaCombe joins Breakaway with over 15 years of hockey experience including playing professionally and collegiately, coaching numerous teams and working experience behind-the-scenes. She grew up in Minnesota, laced her skates at the age of four and never looked back. Most recently, Allie played professionally overseas in Vienna, Austria for the Vienna Sabres of the EWHL during the 2015-16 season. She and her team won all major championships including a National Championship for Austria.  

Previous to playing over seas, Allie played collegiately for Syracuse University, a NCAA Division I women's team in Upstate New York. Allie was a major part of the 'Cuse program in terms of contribution including ranking 1st in the NCAA in face-off percentage for her senior season (2014-15). She graduated from Syracuse with a B.S. in Sport Management and has worked in public relations and digital media in the NHL, AHL, MiLB, NCAA and for a small public relations firm as well. 

Allie is the current Head Coach of the Nashville Girls Hockey U19 travel program. Her coaching background includes numerous teams and students in Minnesota, Austria, New York, Florida and more. Allie's life motto is "practice, determination and desire" and uses that in every day life, in coaching, teaching, and playing as well. She is thrilled to be Director of Hockey Development at Breakaway and is here to help the Nashville hockey community. 


Dillon "Goose" Caffrey
Goaltending Coach


Dillon Caffrey is from Mount Juliet, TN and has been involved with hockey since he was nine years old. Most people in Nashville refer to him as "Goose". 


Dillon is currently the Nashville Predators Emergency Backup Goalie and has a background in Goaltending playing and coaching. He played AAA in Nashville for the Southern Flyers growing up and went on to play goaltender and defenseman for the Glacier Nationals in the NA3HL in juniors. 

Currently, Goose works for numerous renowned goalie camps. He is the Nashville Coordinator for Mitch Korn's goalie school (Mitch is the NHL Goaltending Coach for the Washington Capitals). Dillon also runs camps internationally; he helps with Steve Briere of the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL team, Player's Edge, and numerous other goalie schools. Goose is also a Level 5 USA Hockey Coach. 

Dillon attended the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and graduated with a degree in Marketing and Sports and Human Performance. He continues to coach by helping high school teams, girls programs, giving private lessons and working as the Goaltending Coach at Breakaway. In his free time, Goose enjoys skating out in Open Hockey, working on cars and traveling to new places.

Michael Wasyliw
Strength & Conditioning Coach


Michael Wasyliw has been playing and coaching hockey for the past 20 years. His passion for the sport began the first time he learned to skate at the outdoor rink down the street from his parent's house in Chicago. Moving to Nashville in 1998, he grew up playing in the NYHL house and travel leagues. Throughout high school he played for Father Ryan (GNASH) and the Ice Tigers and Southern Flyers AA Travel Programs. At Father Ryan he served as captain and won the 2009 Tennessee State Hockey Championship. After high school, Michael attended the University of Tennessee to pursue a degree in Architecture where he played defense for the Ice Vols (ACHA-D3).

Michael began coaching hockey in 2012 at the University of Tennessee where he coached the defense and led in-season strength sessions. In 2013, Michael returned to Father Ryan as an assistant coach for the defense and the hockey strength coach. Strength and Conditioning has always been a passion outside of the rink for Michael. Besides hockey players, Michael has coached and written strength programs for Olympic Lifters, Cyclist, Rugby, Cross Country, Track and Field, and CrossFit athletes. Michael is a USA Hockey Level 4 Coach and a certified USAW Sports Performance Coach. 

Hours

Monday11:00AM - 9:00PM
Tuesday11:00AM - 9:00PM
Wednesday11:00AM - 9:00PM
Thursday11:00AM - 9:00PM
Friday11:00AM - 9:00PM
Saturday8:00AM - 2:00PM
SundayCLOSED

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