Coaching Staff

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Anthony Vignieri Greener

Head Coach

Coach Greener will be in his first year as head coach of the UNLV Men’s Hockey program. A native of Kenosha, WI, he moved to Las Vegas at an early age, where he played his youth hockey. He started his Jr Hockey career at the age of fifteen in Las Vegas, Nevada playing for Randy Burridge. The following seasons Greener played in Traverse City, MI and Victoria, BC. After his Jr career was completed, Greener returned home to play for UNLV under Head Coach Rob Pallin. Collegiately, Greener was named to the first team All-American once and also a second team All-American. In his last three seasons for UNLV, Greener helped the team reach the regional tournament, a milestone for this young program. During that time he was also apart of UNLV’s unbelievable two season undefeated streak at home, totaling 36 consecutive wins.

Anthony began his coaching career for the Las Vegas Jr Wranglers pee wee team as dual head coach. In his first year, he helped lead the team to two tournament banners and a league championship. His following year he was the head coach of Bantam AA Jr Wranglers. The season concluded with an impressive record of 28-5-2 with one tournament banner and another league championship. He was named Midget coordinator and was the head coach of the U16 AA AND U18 AA. The U16 AA took home one tournament banner and sent two kids to play AAA the following year. That year Greener led the U18 AA to a nationals appearance in Wayne, NJ.

Coach Greener is as passionate about the game as anyone you can find, and spends countless hours every day in trying to make hockey in the Las Vegas community more visible. He strives to not only makes his players better on the ice but off the ice as well.

Contact Coach Greener at agreener@rebelhockey.com

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Nick Robone

Assistant Coach

Nick comes to the UNLV Men’s Hockey program with a high level background in roller hockey. Robone was an NCRHA All American and has played professionally at the highest level while recently coaching the UNLV roller hockey program to back to back final fours and 58-24-3 record over the past three years. The Las Vegas native has deep roots in ice and roller hockey across the valley and is a UNLV graduate. His background in coaching extends to ice hockey as well where in 2014 he assisted the Bantam AA Nevada Storm to the National Championship tournament. With over 18 years of hockey experience Nick will be a great addition to a program on the rise.

Contact Coach Robone: nrobone@rebelhockey.com

Front Office / Alumni Board

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Zee Khan

General Manager

Zee Khan joined the team as the GM for the 2015-16 season.

Player Board of Directors / Team Staff

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Frank Perone

Team Manager

Ask for Frank Perone at the Fiesta Sobe Ice Arena and you will Likely get “Frank who”? If you change your question and ask for Gramps, you will surely get a very positive response. In addition, if the UNLV Rebels Hockey Team is in the building, you can bet Gramps (aka Frank Perone) is there ready to help the team.

Frank has been involved with the UNLV hockey program from its beginning. His grandson, Anthony Greener, was one of the organizers that started the UNLV hockey club for the 2005-2006 ACHA season.

Gramps has been involved with numerous Las Vegas hockey teams over the years:

1998 Las Vegas Black Jacks
1999-2001 Las Vegas Gold Miners
April 2000 Travel in Italy and Germany with coach Mike Nemic and 16 junior players
2001-2002 Las Vegas Outlaws
2002-2003 Las Vegas Rattlers
2003-2005 Las Vegas Outlaws

Gramps has done almost everything to help the UNLV hockey team. He has been an Assistant Coach, General Manager, Scorekeeper, Ticket Salesman, Promoter, Fundraiser, Off-Ice Official, Public Address Announcer. As you might imagine, if it needs ‘doing’, Gramps will be involved. Gramps is always at every UNLV home game and most of their away games. So next time you see Gramps, say hello… he is always ready to talk some puck!

Arturo Castro

President

Trevor Ruiz

Vice President

Basel Assaf

Secretary