Varsity Coach - JP Coppo
Growing up in the De Pere community, Coppo is deeply involved with the De Pere Youth Hockey Association, which he played for in his youth. This included 4 years of Varsity hockey for the De Pere Cavaliers. J.P. and his wife, Kristina, have 2 sons skating in De Pere as well. Grady (16) junior and playing for the De Pere Voyageurs, and Casey (13) is a first-year Bantam. Their daughter Ava (15) is in theatre, dance, and basketball in the De Pere community.
Coach Coppo is employed by Fox River Terminals in Green Bay where he is in sales and Business Growth Development. Coach Coppo’s hockey history includes playing Team Wisconsin 93, Junior Hockey for the Waterloo Blackhawks, and Vail Avalanche in ’94 – ’95, UM Duluth Bulldogs ’96 – ’97, and Amateur Elite Hockey with the Green Bay Deacons ’97 – ’10.
Coaching experience includes:
Notre Dame Academy, Varsity Assistant, ‘97
WAHA, De Pere Voyageur, Varsity Assistant ’98 – ‘01
Green Bay United, Varsity Assistant ’09 – ‘11
Section Senior Class Assistant ’12 – ‘13
Section Senior Class Head ’14-Present
De Pere Voyageurs, Varsity Head Coach ’11 – Present
2012-2013 Section Coach of the Year
JV Coach - Gregg Wittman
Gregg has been with Shawano Hockey League for 8 seasons. In that time he served as the league President for (3) years, coached all levels of play (Mite – Midgets), and was the Bantam head coach for 4 years.
Growing up in Marquette, MI, he played on AAA travel Peewee & Bantam teams, played high school hockey for Marquette Senior High School, and played 8 seasons with the semi-pro De Pere Deacons.
During the hockey off-seasons, Gregg coaches multiple soccer teams for Pulaski, enjoys hunting, four wheeler riding, watching football/hockey, skiing, and spending time with family.
Gregg is employed as a Sr. Server administrator for Bellin Health, in Green Bay. He lives in Krakow, with his wife Liz, son Jacob (17), and twin daughters (Alyssa & Kaitlynn, 15) who currently play for the Ice Bears.
Assistant Coach - Tommy Cianflone
Assistant Coach - Tyler Zepeda
Assistant Coach - Alfred Johannson
Assistant JV Coach - Nathan Douhtey