Season: 2018-19

Chad Fink

Head Athletic Trainer Chad Fink returns to the Razorbacks for his seventh season with the team. Serving as a licensed athletic trainer in Arkansas since 2004, Chad has an extensive history of working with athletes in multiple sports and age groups across Northwest Arkansas. Chad works closely with our athletes to provide injury prevention and recovery care both on and off the ice.

Chad holds a Bachelor of Science with a focus in Exercises Science and Athletic Training from the University of Arkansas. Chad currently is a member of the athletic training staff at UAMS NWA Orthopedics clinic. Previously Chad has served as the Head Athletic Trainer at AthletePlus Physical Therapy and Director of Sports Medicine at Trinity Rehabilitation. Chad was named the Athletic Trainer of the year by the Arkansas Athletic Training Association in 2014.

Away from the rink, Chad enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, as well as hunting and fishing.

Jozef Dusenka

Career Honors:
2017-18- ACHA All-American 2nd Team
2019-20- ACHA All-American 2nd Team
2020-21- ACHA All-American 1st Team
2020-21- ACHA National Tournament 1st Team
2021-22- ACHA All-American 2nd Team

Nick Valentini

Career Honors:
2020-21: ACHA Academic All-American
2021-22: ACHA Academic All-American
2021-22: Team Hardest Worker

Griffin Sugasawara

Career Honors:

2018-19 SECHC MVP
2020-21 ACHA All-American 2nd Team
2021-22 Assistant Captain
2021-22 ACHA All-American 2nd Team
2022-23 Assistant Captain
2022-23 Team Forward of the Year
2022-23 ACHA All-American 2nd Team

Andrew Falls

Coach Andrew Falls returns to the University of Arkansas for his sixth season. Coach Falls joined Arkansas in 2018-19 after serving as a Graduate Assistant for Wagner College’s Men’s Hockey program.

Born in Jackson, Tennessee, and raised in Nashville, Coach Falls played for four years of ACHA DII for McKendree University where, in 2016, he helped the Bearcats qualify for the National Championship. After college he worked in the front office of the St. Louis Blues and SPHL’s Knoxville Ice Bears. During his time with Wagner College, he helped transform a one-win team in 2016-2017 into a team that qualified for a conference tournament appearance in 2017-18. That campaign also saw the Seahawks earn a win over a Division I opponent.

Over his time with the program, Coach Falls has helped lead the team to five National Tournament appearances, one division title, and one conference title. Falls has served as forward coach and associate head coach since the 2019-20 season. In 2023-24 Coach Falls will be taking a step back to an assistant position while continuing to assist with recruiting and coordination of team operation behind the scenes.

Coach Falls holds a Bachelor of Sports Management from McKendree University. He holds a Level 4 coaching certification with USA Hockey and has previously worked as a counselor at three different Mitch Korn goalie camps. In his spare time Coach Falls enjoys to golf and spend time with his wife and daughter.

Keller Sims

Head Coach Keller Sims returns to the Razorback Hockey Coaching Staff for his seventh season. Hailing from Wichita Falls Texas, Coach Sims enjoyed a successful hockey career in the Dallas-Fort Worth area where he would finish his career playing three seasons in the Texas Brahmas system before enrolling at the University of Arkansas.

In 17-18 Coach Sims served as Associate Head Coach for the Razorback team that won the SECHC conference-leading sixth title and made an appearance at Nationals in Columbus Ohio. Coach Sims returned in 2018-19 to serve as Head Coach, helping his team to a third place finish in the SECHC Tournament and sixth place finish in the Pacific Region. In 19-20, Sims’ Razorbacks, posted a 32-4 record, secured the Pacific Region crown, and a bid to the 2020 National Tournament prior to it’s cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 20-21, Sims led the team to a 19-2 record and a runner-up finish in the National Tournament, the first Finals appearance in program history.

In 21-22, Sims secured his 100th victory on his way to leading the Hogs to a MACHA South division title, a MACHA Regular Season Championship, and a MACHA Conference Tournament Championship in their first season competing in their new conference. The 21-22 Razorbacks would secure a #4 seed in the National Tournament and would advance to their second consecutive Frozen Four appearance. Coach Sims was named the MACHA South and ACHA Coach of the Year for the 2021-22 season.  2022-23 was another successful year for Sims’ Hogs as the team qualified for a fourth national tournament. The Hogs have qualified for the National Tournament in five of his six years behind the bench.

Coach Sims holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in kinesiology from the University of Arkansas (’13) and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (’19).  Away from the rink, Coach Sims is a licensed Physical Therapist in the state of Arkansas and has a passion for helping individuals who are affected with orthopedic injuries and neurological conditions. In his spare time, he enjoys to golf and spend time with his wife Cailtyn and sons Nash and Parker.