Coaches & Staff

Frank Colabufo, Head Coach                                                                                                                                           

Frank Colabufo has served as Head Hockey Coach at West Genesee since the 1994-95 season. His career record is 512-170-45. His teams have won 14 League titles, and 14 Section III Championships, appeared in the Frozen Four nine times and played in seven New York State Championship games, winning the title in 2023, 2010, and 2001. He has earned Coach of the Year honors seven times.  He was inducted into the New York State Hockey Hall of Fame in 2024 and the Town of Camillus/West Genesee Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.  The former Wildcats player joined the coaching staff in the 1991-92 season as an assistant coach, under Hall of Fame Coach, Dr. Royden Fitzgerald. He was an assistant coach under Mike Major at Liverpool High School from 1988-1991. Colabufo holds USA Hockey Level 5 coaching certification and has been a USA Hockey CEP instructor. He is the Director of the West Genesee Summer Hockey Camp at Shove Park. Colabufo is a special education teacher at West Genesee High School. He has a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Le Moyne College where he majored in English. Frank and his wife, Ann, have five children, Nathan, Meghan, Sammy, Daniel, and Julia.

Bob Shattell, Assistant Coach

Bob Shattell

Bob Shattell has been an assistant coach with the Wildcats since the 2010-11 season. In addition, Shattell is the owner of Salt City Prospects, specializing in player development. He played hockey at Liverpool High School and Le Moyne College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a Masters Degree in Special Education.  Bob and his wife, Britt, live in Camillus.

Sean Coakley, Goaltender Coach

Sean CoakleySean Coakley has coached the goaltenders at West Genesee since the 2008-09 season.  Coakley comes to West Genesee from Morrisville State College where he served as assistant coach of the Mustangs during the 2007-2008 season. He spent the previous four seasons at the Cardigan Mountain School in Caanan, New Hampshire where he was a biology teacher while serving as head hockey coach.  Before that, he served as a goalie coach for the St. Lawrence University men’s ice hockey program. Coakley played goaltender for St. Lawrence University from 1997-2000, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Leisure Studies with a Minor in Education. During that time, St. Lawrence won two ECAC championships and appeared in the 2000 Frozen Four. Coakley works as Program Director for Special Olympics. Sean and his wife, Kerrie, have two children, Jack and Brynn.

Brian Long, Assistant Coach

Brian LongBrian Long joined the Wildcat Hockey staff as an assistant coach in the 2021-22 season.  He also serves as the Head Coach of the West Genesee Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse team.  He brings valuable teaching and coaching experience to the staff.  Long teaches Science at West Genesee High School.  He and his wife, Lisa have three children, Nicholas, Thomas, and Ryan.

Tom Colabufo, Videographer

Tom ColabufoTom Colabufo has been the videographer for the West Genesee Wildcats since the 2000-01 state championship season. He also serves as Treasurer for the Wildcat Hockey Boosters.  He is retired from the Syracuse City School District after 35 years of service as a teacher, guidance counselor, building principal, and central office administrator. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Le Moyne College and a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Syracuse University. His loyalty and commitment to the hockey program have been previously recognized, as he is a past recipient of the Sam Alfieri Award. Additionally, Colabufo is a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus and is the Eucharistic Adoration Coordinator for Holy Family Parish. Tom and his wife, Carmella, have four children, Frank, Teresa, Sam, and Tom.