Coach Tim Barcomb
Dynamo 10U Minor
Coach Tim Barcomb grew up in Plattsburgh, NY playing for Plattsburgh Youth Hockey until age 18. He played high school hockey at Seton Catholic Central School in Plattsburgh. He was the youngest team captain in school history, having served in that role for his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. He finished second in career points at Seton Catholic, leading his team to two NYS final four appearances.
Coach Tim then went on to Clarkson University attaining a B.S. in Bio-Molecular Science and a Master’s in Chemistry. His love of baseball, pulled him in that direction during college. He was a four year starter and captained the university’s baseball team his last two years. He attained his M.D. from SUNY Stony Brook and completed his Emergency Medicine residency locally at Albany Medical Center. He has lived in the capital region for over a decade, and currently works for Bassett Medical Center. He lives with his two sons and a daughter, all of whom play youth hockey.
Coach Tim’s coaching philosophy centers around exemplary work ethic, team building and discipline; skills he knows will help his players in other aspects of their lives. He encourages his players to put a primary focus on academics ahead of athletics, but with discipline, good time management skills, and a supportive family/coach, a player can succeed at both. While at Clarkson, Coach Tim was a three-time Verizon National Academic All-American for his work in the classroom and on the baseball field. Thus, he constantly reminds his players that athletic participation is a reward for exemplary work inside the classroom.
He is also a very strong believer in the newer hockey concept of “analytics,” the use of statistics and objective measures to quantify successes and failures. This allows the player to focus on areas of weakness and to identify measurable improvements. He is a strong proponent of using video and newer technologies for his players off the ice. Individually, he hopes to help each player dramatically improve their overall game speed while garnering enough information from repetition in practice and video work to play at that speed with composure.
He is very excited to be the 2010 CP Dynamo coach as he feels the 2010 age group is a particularly strong birth year for capital region hockey.