Owner/Philosophy

Owner and Director of Operations:
Alex Moody (Governor’s ’Academy, ’89; USHL, ’90; Colby College, ’94)
amoody@middlesexblackbears.com / (978) 807-6564

Philosophy:
“Success is a result when preparation meets opportunity”
*We teach our student-athletes all aspects of the game, both on and off the field. We coach athletics to prepare young women to have the confidence, experience, and knowledge to be able to apply athletic lessons to the classroom and to life.
*We will compete at the top recruiting tournaments which provide a high level of play and exposure for our student-athletes.
*Our goal is simple: prepare young adults to be able to compete in Prep/HS at the Varsity level and then move on and hopefully have an opportunity to play in the NCAA.
*We support local and town programs. All of our players are involved with their town programs as well as with the Bears.
*With instruction and feedback from experienced coaches, our players are given many opportunities to experiment and grow as players and athletes.
*The Middlesex Bears are committed to each player’s individual development of skill and knowledge of the game while having fun being a young student-athlete.

Athletic Playing Experience:

  • 4-year starting goaltender, MVP, and New England Prep School Champion at The Governors Academy
  • High school All-Scholastic and Bauer all-American
  • Player of the Year and MVP of the Madison Capitals (USHL); coached by Scott Owens, former Head Coach of Colorado College
  • CCHA Division I scholarship recipient (in writing from Head Coach Bill Switaj)
  • Two-time MVP, team captain, All-New England and All-American finalist at Colby College (NESCAC)
  • Coached by Scott Borek (Providence Associate Head Coach, Hockey East)
  • Coached by Scott Owens (Former Colorado College Head Hockey Coach, NCHA)

Coaching Experience: (taught mathematics, ran a dorm, worked in the College Advisory Office and Athletic Office, and coached hockey and lacrosse)

  • Shattuck St. Mary’s (MN) — coached with Andy Murray (Current Western Michigan Head Hockey Coach, former Canadian National Team Coach, and former Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues Head Coach – NHL)
  • Brooks School (MA) – Head Coach
  • Berkshire School (MA) – Head Coach
  • Extensive experience in promoting student-athletes
    • Directly coached and marketed many student-athletes who have gone on to play Division I College Athletics (with scholarships), many more who have played at smaller elite academic institutions, and players that have gone on to play in the MLL, NHL and in the minor leagues
    • Alex’s former players have participated in the NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championships and the NCAA Division I Hockey Frozen Four. Coach Moody has a passion developing programs that believe in promoting student athletes to the next level.

 

Some quotes about the owner from former players:

Parker McKee – Full Scholarship Duke Lacrosse – NCAA Division I 2010 Champion “Coach Moody has the experience and knowledge to help his players navigate through the very difficult college recruiting process.  Our relationship was one of mutual respect.  I admire his passion for competition and his desire to help all of his players get to the next level.  I am fortunate to have had him as a coach and value his friendship.”
Steve Piatelli – Recruited to play Lacrosse at Harvard – graduate of Harvard “Coach Moody has had a great impact on my life as a student-athlete.  His great competitiveness and drive for his players to achieve their absolute best is inspiring.  I am thankful for the many hours he spent with me looking at several different college options.  I am grateful for his dedication to me and my family during a very stressful period in my life.”
Ben Barr – Full Scholarship RPI Hockey – former captain “Coach Moody was the reason why I had an opportunity to play and become a Captain at the Division I college level.  He was in close contact with college recruiters constantly and convinced many of them they needed to take a hard look at me.  One of those looks paid of for me and my entire family.  Not only did I achieve my dream of playing Division I, but I was able to tell my parents they did not have to pay a dime for college.  I am so thankful for Coach Moody and all that he has done.  He is a great coach and has become a true friend.”
Pat Cullity – Full Scholarship University of Vermont Hockey – former captain “I was coached by Coach Moody for five years as a student-athlete.  He has seen me grow and develop through all the different periods of my academic and athletic life.  His faith in me as a player gave me the confidence I needed to stay strong and continue to believe in my dream.  He was a knowledgeable and tough coach.  His experience and expertise are invaluable.  My family and I are forever grateful for all that he has done to put me in the position to earn a full scholarship and achieve a childhood dream of playing Division I athletics.”