Coaching Staff

Keith Fahrforth – Hockey Director, Varsity Head Coach

Keith Fahrforth has played the game of hockey from the youth level through the collegiate level. He grew up in Wheaton and Winfield attending Wheaton North High School. He played his youth hockey for the Glen Ellyn Flames from mites through midgets including several Blackhawk Cup and Central States Championships. While in high school, Keith played for Wheaton West Hockey Club where he had a very successful career including a selection to the 2005 Illinois High School All State Team. Upon graduating high school, Keith attended St. Mary’s University of Minnesota to pursue playing collegiate hockey and golf. He graduated in 2009 with a BA in Biology and a minor in Mathematics. In 2010, Keith earned his masters degree in secondary education and returned to Illinois to begin his teaching and coaching career. Keith has taught at West Chicago Community High School and Wheaton-Warrenville South High School. Coach Keith has been coaching at Wheaton West Since 2009.


Michael Scheffler – Varsity Assistant Coach

Michael Scheffler is a Wheaton North alum who grew up playing youth hockey in Illinois. While in high school he skated for Wheaton West while also playing for the Cyclones and Sabres. After graduation he attended University of Wisconsin Platteville where he continued his hockey career. Michael transferred to Northern Illinois University where he graduated with a major in International Politics and a minor in Southeast Asian studies. While at NIU he was honored with the opportunity to study political anthropology in Thailand. After graduation Michael interned at a U.S. Senators office before working on a State Representatives reelection campaign. He began coaching with the Chicago Bruins bantam gold team in 2012 where he still is coaching. Coach Scheff has been coaching at Wheaton West in 2013.


Matt Tokarz – JV Black Head Coach

Matt Tokarz played his youth hockey for the Vikings and Huskies AA. He played his high school hockey for Lincoln Way East. After graduating from DePaul University with a degree in Management, Coach Tokarz started coaching high school hockey for his Alma mater, Lincoln Way East. In 2011, Matt accepted a position with the Chicago Bruins as the Assistant Coach for the Peewee Major Central States team that won state and finished in fourth at Nationals. Matt has also head coached and assisted with many different Bruins NIHL and CSDHL teams, including Head Coach of the Peewee Major Central States team for the past two seasons. 2017-18 was Coach Tokarz’s first season with Wheaton West and he led the team to both Conference and Illinois State Championships. In 2018-19, he led his team to a repeat State Championship!


Allen Davis – JV Assistant Coach

Allen Davis played his youth hockey for the Carol Stream Squires. As a student of Wheaton North High School, he played all 4 years of his midget hockey for Wheaton West as a Captain. Allen played collegiate hockey at Aurora University and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History. Upon graduating college, he started his coaching career at the Chicago Bruins teaming up with his former High School Coach, Joe Stubits. 2015 was Allen’s first year as a coach with Wheaton West Hockey.



Mark Nemec - JV White Head Coach

Mark Nemec joined Wheaton West Hockey in Spring of 2019. He previously coached at the Admirals Hockey Club since 2007. He is also a Level 3 official in Illinois. At the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, he received the IHSL JV Coach of the Year award for the Hayes Suburban League.


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