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Coaches' Biographies

Pat Murphy, Head Coach


Coach Murphy grew up in upstate New York where he played U.S. Junior “A” hockey for the Buffalo Junior Sabres on his way to Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, where he earned degrees in Economics and Government. While at Hamilton College, “Murph” was an all American candidate while playing for their division III hockey team. He was their leading scorer in 1990 and earned Eastern College Athletic Conference All Star honors, their MVP, and earned The Hamilton College “Coaches Award,” and the school’s “Gelas Award” for sportsmanship, leadership and strength of character.
He played his professional hockey in Oslo, Norway for Hasle Loren in their Elite Series and started coaching while in Norway with Pee Wees. His coaching resume continued with young players following his return to New York where he was the assistant coach for the New York State Amateur Hockey Association select 16 team, Head Coach of The New York City Cyclones, as well as the head coach of the New York City Girls Empire State Team.
He has also had extensive experience managing youth leagues and adult leagues as the Director of Hockey at the Chelsea Piers in New York City.  Having served as the Head Coach of the Dublin JV team, he was named as the first Head Coach of the Dublin Jerome High School Varsity Ice Hockey Team for its inaugural 2004-2005 season.
Coach Murphy is a faculty member at Dublin Jerome High School where he teaches psychology and United States government.  He lives in Dublin with his wife Bridget, and their two children, Maggie and Connor.

Patrick Mayfield, Asst Coach


Coach Mayfield is originally from Buffalo, NY and moved to Columbus in 2004. He has been with the Celtics since 2008 and is currently in his 13th season.  He has been a part of 2 CHC League Championships (2011, 2012), 5 Blue Jackets Cup Championships (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016) and 1 District Championship (2015).

Derek Beuselinck - Asst Coach

Derek Beuselinck grew up in Manitoba, Canada playing youth hockey followed by 3 seasons in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.  He captained the team, during his third year, to the National Junior 'A' tournament.  Derek played for The Ohio State University hockey team 1994-1998 where he was a member of the 1998 Frozen Four team.  After college, he played three seasons in minor professional leagues across the US.  Derek's passion for hockey returned him to the game a number of years later as a coach.  He has since been a part of youth hockey in Columbus with CCYHA, the Columbus Blue Jackets AAA, and the Dublin Jerome Celtics hockey programs.  Derek lives in Shawnee Hills with his wife Lisa and four kids - Charles (Sr. at Jerome), GG, John Michael, & Andrew.

Kurt Brown, Asst Coach

Coach Brown is originally from the Chicago Area.  He grew up playing AA, high school and AAA hockey and then spent 2 years playing prep school hockey for Kent School in Connecticut.  After graduating, Kurt played a year of junior hockey in the USHL with the Omaha Lancers and then moved to Columbus to play hockey for The Ohio State University from 1992-1996.  Kurt then spent 2 years playing professional hockey in the ECHL, spending most of that time with Birmingham and Wheeling.  After retiring from playing hockey, Kurt spent a few years coaching and running youth and adult hockey leagues in the Denver area.  He then returned to Columbus to attend business school and help coach the Buckeyes from 2002-2005.  Kurt has spent the last 10+ years coaching a variety of house, select, and travel teams with CCYHA and CAHA.  He lives in Dublin with his two children, Anneke & Carter and wife Sadie, who is a teach in the Dublin school district.  This is Kurt's third year assisting with the Celts.