Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Joe Carter

Joe returns for his fourth season as Head Coach and seventh with the University of Maryland.  Joe holds a Level 4 USA Hockey coaching certification and has 11 years of ACHA coaching experience.  The Terps have ranked in the top 20 in the Southeast region every year since he has joined the team.  Before leading Maryland Joe served four years as an Assistant Coach for American University, leading the Eagles to back-to-back Mason Dixon League championships in 2012 and 2013.  He grew up playing hockey in Minnesota and played five seasons of ACHA hockey for the University of Minnesota and American University.  When he's not behind the bench, Joe works as an attorney for the federal government and he remains active in several adult hockey leagues in the Washington, D.C. area.

Assistant Coach - Brennen Smith

Brennen comes back for his sixth year with the University of Maryland program.  Brennen served as the head coach of the DIII team from 2016 - 2018 before joining the DII team.  Prior to Maryland, Brennen played collegiate hockey at Ithaca College, competing in the NECHL of ACHA's Division I.  He is a born-and-raised Marylander who also serves as head coach of the Tucker Road Ducks organization, in addition to working as a Digital Marketing Strategist.

Assistant Coach - Will Girimonte

Will is entering his third season with the program and primarily works with the team's defenseman.  A native Long Islander, Will played collegiately at the DII ACHA level with The University of Scranton.  He currently works in Account Management for a software firm based near College Park, and enjoys golfing in his free time.

Goalie Coach - Adam Childs

Adam is joining the staff for his first year as Goalie Coach after spending 3 years playing on the DII team.  He spent most of his youth hockey career playing with the Naval Academy and won two state championships in High School.  He began volunteer coaching for multiple local youth teams in the area while playing at the University of Maryland, and was a volunteer goalie coach for the Tri-City Eagles in 2020-2021.  Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, Adam currently works as a technician for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.