Griffins Coaching Staff

Doug Baird, Program Director

Coach Doug’s coaching experience started back in Toronto, Canada where he was born and taught to play ice hockey at an early age. Doug has coached ice hockey teams at all levels in CAHA/SCAHA from Mites to Midgets, and player skillsets from beginners to AAA. Doug has led many of his teams to tournament championships, SCAHA and CAHA finals.

Arriving in California in 1996, Doug took a position at Glacial Gardens Ice Arena in Lakewood teaching beginners how to skate in the Glacial Gardens skating school program. He began coaching travel hockey for the Jr. Ice Dog’s program at the Mite and Bantam level. After the ice arena changed ownership, he decided to start his own hockey club. The Paramount Hockey Club is at the original home of the Zamboni at Paramount Iceland Arena, Paramount, CA. Coach Doug enjoys introducing new hockey players to this fast paced sport. His main goal is to teach all kids (ages 16 and under) the skillset one needs to be good at the sport while maintaining a positive attitude, to continue working hard and commit to learning. This can carry through from the ice to day to day experiences.

Development, knowledge and team-first are the keys to Doug’s coaching style. We must develop, educate and motivate a team to be successful. It takes everyone working together!!

Narm West, Assistant Coach

Narm started his coaching career in Northern California under Chris Linden for the Oakland Bears Bantam A. He later moved back to Southern California where he began coaching high school hockey under Sandy Gasseau. He has also coached with the Jr. Ducks at various age levels under Sandy Gasseau, Andrei Runtso, and Ren Texeira. Narm currently holds a Level 4 coaching certification.

Narms sees hockey as vehicle to building character in young athletes as well as a developing their hockey skills. He enjoys learning about their goals and helping build the skills required to achieve them.

Narm West started playing hockey locally out of Anaheim and Westminster rinks. He played competitively with various club teams traveling the US and learning from some of the best coaches in Southern California. He attended UC San Diego and played in the ACHA against teams like UCLA, UC Davis, Cal State Northridge, San Diego State, Northern Arizona University, Chapman, College of the Canyons and Santa Rosa Junior College.