Hockey Operations Staff

  • Troy Schwab
    Troy Schwab
    Assistant Coach & Interim Director of Hockey Operations
  • Matt Aiello
    Matt Aiello
    Head Athletic Trainer
  • Nolan Bowker
    Nolan Bowker
    Head Equipment Manager
Troy Schwab
Assistant Coach & Interim Director of Hockey Operations

Troy Schwab is in his third season with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. He was introduced on July 15, 2015, less than two months after completing a tremendous six-year professional playing career. Schwab spent time in the Central Hockey League (CHL), DEL2 German league and ECHL as a player, with more than 350 regular-season games to his credit.

A native of Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Schwab tallied an impressive 60 points (19g, 41a) in 70 regular-season games with Toledo last season, helping the club to 50 wins and the 2015 Brabham Cup title. He added 1.02 points per game (22 points) in 21 playoff contests and led the Walleye to the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals against South Carolina.

A former 5’7, 180-pound forward, Schwab spent three seasons in the CHL from 2010-2014 with Wichita and Denver, recording 1.25 points per game (232 points) over 186 combined contests. He boasted career-bests in goals (25), assists (71), points (96) and penalty minutes (81) during the 2013-14 campaign with Denver.

Schwab began his pro career on October 17, 2009 when he debuted with the Johnstown Chiefs, one year prior to the franchise’s relocation to Greenville. He made 67 appearances during his inaugural season and earned a team-best 35 assists, and was third on the club with 53 points.

Prior to turning pro, Schwab played four seasons at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan from 2005-2009. He served as an alternate captain during his sophomore campaign and was named team captain prior to his junior and senior seasons.

Matt Aiello
Head Athletic Trainer

Matt enters his second season as the Athletic Trainer for the Swamp Rabbits after joining the team in September 2016. The Cary, Illinois native has over seven years of experience in the field since earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Illinois State University.

 

Matt began his career in the Central Hockey League with the Bloomington Prairie Thunder. Over the next five seasons, he held the Athletic Trainer position for the CHL’s Bloomington Blaze, Southern Professional Hockey League’s Bloomington Thunder, and United States Hockey League’s Bloomington Thunder.

 

Aiello is a Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, and Green Bay Packers fan. In college, he ran track for the Redbirds.

Nolan Bowker
Head Equipment Manager

Nolan came to the Swamp Rabbits ahead of the 2016-17 season, holding the position of Equipment Manager. He handles the ordering and maintenance on any team equipment in addition to managing all equipment in the locker room at home and on the road. After winning the Kelly Cup Championship with the Allen Americans in 2015-16, Nolan turned to Greenville for his second ECHL season.

 

Prior to his time in the ECHL, Bowker held positions with the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers in 2014-15 and AHL’s Abbotsford Heat in 2013-14. Nolan manned the crease in the NWJHL for four years between the Grande Prairie Kings and Beaverlodge Blades before taking up his the Assistant Equipment Manager position in Abbotsford. The Maple Ridge, British Colombia product also played minor baseball in addition to junior hockey.

 

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