The Chicago Junior Bulldogs welcome new assistant coach Danny Randall to the staff.
Danny was born and raised in Boston, MA and moved to Chicago in the mid 90s. He graduated from Downers Grove South High School and studied at the University of Iowa for a year and a half before enlisting in the United States Army In 2003. During his time in the US Army, he was deployed 3 times in support of OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) in which he held the titles of machine gunner, team leader and platoon Sergeant. Some of his decorations include Purple Heart, Army Accommodation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement medal, good conduct medal, Combat Action Badge, Airborne Wings, Air Assault Badge an the US Army Ranger Tab.
Since leaving the service, Danny has worked at Navy Pier aboard the Tall Ship Windy. He also opened his own company called "Bully Barracks," which was a halfway home for death row pit bulls and other bully breeds where they train them to be Service, Therapy and Companion dogs for disabled veterans.
Danny started Skating at the age of 3. He played both forward and goalie until the age of 6, where he decided to focus on his passion as a goalie. Danny played AA hockey through his youth, winning three state championships with the Huskies organization and two NIHL championships with the Chicago Flames. He was a three-time all-state all-star and was hand selected to represent the state of Illinois in the "Hockey Night in Boston" tournament. He helped his high school varsity team finish top five in the state for the first time in school history during his junior year. After high school, he played half a season in the NAHL before getting hurt. Danny then went to school at the University of Iowa where he played goalie for their Division I club team. His love for the game grows everyday and to have this opportunity means the world to him. Danny looks forward to a successful first season and hoping to teach these young men not only more about hockey but how to be better off the ice as well.