During the season-opening win against the Mid Cities Jr Stars, fans of the defending Fraser Cup champions may have noticed a new assistant coach alongside first-year head coach Ryan Anderson.
That new coach in the Brahmas’ organization is Parsa Monsef who will fill the roles of Lone Star and Texas Brahmas assistant coach, as well as, a special assistant for the Jr. Brahmas programs.
Monsef was born in Montreal, Canada before his family moved to Toronto when he was six. Growing up, Monsef played AAA hockey in the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) until bouncing around on a few teams over the next few years including the Hamilton Red Wings, Burlington Cougars and Toronto Patriots in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) and finally an alternate captain with the Stoney Creek Warriors of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.
After his time playing junior hockey, Monsef attended Hamline University to play hockey and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting.
While finishing up his time in college, Monsef began his coaching career in 2015 with the Chaska Chanhassen Hockey Association in Victoria, MN, coaching as a U15A Girls Head Coach and Bantam AA Assistant Coach respectively over the next two years.
After graduation in May of 2017, Monsef joined NCAA Division III St. John’s University an assistant coach helping the team reach the playoffs with an 18-8-2 record. The following season, Monsef took a head coaching position with St. Cloud where his team went 18-6-1-1, winning the Northwest division and earning WCCHA Coach of the Year.
While coaching college hockey the previous two seasons, Monsef pursued a graduate degree at St. Cloud State earning a Master of Science in Sports Management, focusing his studies on research in sports psychology and coaching, as well as classes in sports finance, facilities, and law.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the Brahmas family here in North Richland Hills, TX,” Monsef said. “Owner Frank Trazzera and Lone Star Brahmas’ head coach Dan Wildfong’s commitment to the community over the last decade have resulted in so much success on and off the ice. I’m looking forward to learning from the staff at the NYTEX Sports Centre along with Brahmas’ coaches Ryan Theros, Ryan Anderson and Christian Frey this season.”