Chris DePiero

Leadership Development Coach

Horizon Leader Group leverages Chris’s two decades of experiences and strategic insights as an educator, coach, mentor, consultant and keynote speaker in the elite hockey, and business of sport worlds in North America and Europe.

Chris is a recognized authority in talent recruitment, leadership development, performance coaching and life transitions – helping rising star prospects and professional athletes enjoy self-growth, instilling confidence and in dealing with the immense pressures and uncertainties all athletes face.

Chris has enjoyed great success wearing many hats – his impressive credentials include multiple individual and team awards. A sampling of his diverse roles and accomplishments include:

  • General Manager and Head Coach with the Oshawa Generals Hockey Club for 6 years, tutoring and developing future NHL stars like John Tavares,
  • Director of Athletics, Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach/General Manager at St. Michael’s College School, leading the renowned private school to multiple championships,
  • U-18 Assistant Coach with Gold Medal winning Team Canada
  • Guest Coach – NHL Development Camps
  • Amateur Scout for Stanley Cup Champions Pittsburgh Penguins

Most recently, Chris served as an Assistant Coach and Athlete Mentor for Hockey Club Lugano, NLA – Lugano, Switzerland.

Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree from the University of Toronto. He played varsity hockey with the Blues, which was followed by a brief European professional hockey career.

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