Coach Austin is originally from Los Angeles, California, and has been a part of the Junior Everblades organization for more than ten years. A graduate of FGCU with a BA in Psychology, Austin is currently working towards his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology.
Austin played for the Junior Everblades in the 12U through 18U divisions, was selected for the USA Atlantic Developmental Team, and was a defenseman for Florida Gulf Coast University.
Currently, a USA Hockey Level 4 coach, Coach Austin has coached the Junior Everblades for the past six seasons and has been a skating coach with the Hertz Arena Learn to Skate program for the past eight years. His coaching accomplishments include numerous tournament championships, including the SAHOF State 12U A Championship, and SAHOF State 10A Silver State Championship.
Austin's coaching philosophy focuses heavily on, creativity, character development, and leadership skills.