During the eight years that Tracy was lacing up his skates at Ridley, it probably never occurred to him how many future hockey players’ lives he would impact one day. Even as a student, he was forging a path as a leader in sport, not just on the ice, but also on the soccer and lacrosse fields. From Ridley, he went on to play hockey for Villanova University, where he led the team as captain for two years.
Not ready to say goodbye to the bench after university, he transitioned to coaching with great success. Tracy’s extensive coaching accomplishments include leading teams in youth, Junior A and Junior B leagues and being recognized as a CHA Junior B Coach of the Year. Over the course of his coaching career, more than 30 of the players he’s worked with have gone on to play hockey at the college or professional level.
“Sometimes when things get too complicated and stressful, it’s important to just go back to the basics and keep it simple. If you work hard and move your feet, the rest will take care of itself.”