The South Kent School Hockey Experience
The South Kent School Hockey 15O team allows families who desire AAA level play for their younger students, the ability to do so while attending boarding school. Players receive the highest level coaching, exposure and training available and they play a AAA schedule that is not limited to the traditional 33-game prep schedule.
The 15O program provides a competitive 50-60 game, AAA level schedule consisting of highly recruited showcases, elite tournaments and competitive, independent non-league games across the U.S. and Canada. Eligible to compete for the USA Hockey Tier I national championships, these players regularly receive attention and college commitments from some of the top Division I NCAA schools, along with players being drafted into the USHL.
Andrey Uryadov '04
15O Head Coach
Director of Skill Development
Coach Uryadov first joined South Kent School community in the Fall of 2000 as a student, and returned to his alma mater in the Fall of 2015 as Faculty and Coach.
He is originally from St. Petersburg Russia, where he grew up playing hockey for SKA St. Petersburg. While there, he captained his 1986 birth-year team and led the team in points in every single season, helping SKA to advance to Russian National Championships and receive the silver medals in 1998-1999 season.
Coach Uryadov then continued his hockey career at South Kent School, where he served as team captain for multiple seasons and helped the team win their first New England Prep School Ice Hockey Championship in 2004.
After South Kent School, he attended and played for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), graduating in 2009. He returned to Europe, where he continued to play professionally until 2011.
Since joining the South Kent School Hockey staff, Coach Uryadov has worked with teams from all three levels 15O, 16U and 18U, helping them win numerous USPHL, Showcase and Tournament Championships, as well as helping lead teams to multiple appearances at Nationals and winning Nationals with the 18U team in 2017-2018 season.
He resides on campus with his wife Elena and their sons Mark and Alexander.
15O Assistant Coach Director of Goaltending Director of Camps and Clinics
Matt, from Westport, CT, was a four-year goaltender for the University of Vermont Catamounts at the Division I level. While at Vermont, he was Vice-Chair of Community Engagement for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Matt is one of 13 nationwide finalists for the 2020 NCAA Hockey Humanitarian Award; presented annually to the student-athlete who makes significant contributions to his or her team and the community-at-large through leadership in volunteerism. He is also the winner of the 2020 Jeff Stone Memorial Award for excellent community service and campus leadership contribution amongst all male athletes at the University of Vermont. He was honored as the 2021 Seamus Award Winner at Vermont, which earned him respect and regard from fellow students for leadership, loyalty, and service to the University, in addition to his athletic success. He is a three-time All Hockey East Academic team member.
Matt’s hockey career started at the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport, CT, before going to Fairfield Prep High School, where he helped his team win three State Championships. He played one year of Junior Hockey for the Bay State Breakers in the USPHL in Marshfield, MA, and played two years of Juniors for the Philadelphia Flyers Elite in the USPHL.
He began his coaching career with Procrease Goaltending, coaching camps, clinics and offering private lessons for the last 7 years.
Human Performance Coach
Coach Bonis has extensive experience with both hockey and athletic conditioning. He played both at Proctor Academy and in the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL). He is a USA certified swim coach, lifeguard, lifeguard instructor and is the Connecticut Trainer for Heroes of Tomorrow, run by former Navy Seal Stewart Smith.
Coach Bonis was a competitive cyclist and now competes as an open water swimmer, conquering the 2018 Lake Champlain Open Water Race and the 2019 Peaks to Portland open water swim. Whether it is climbing the tallest peak in the Rocky Mountains, swimming across the largest lake in New England, clinging to a rock face, or pushing impressive weight in various directions, Coach Bonis has spent the better part of his life connecting with people through fitness.
Coach Bonis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health and has taught anatomy, physiology and philosophy. He has been mentoring student-athletes both inside and outside the weight room at South Kent School since 2005. The classes he has taught, as well as the training programs he has designed, always take the mind and body connection into account. An excellent motivator, Coach Bonis knows that it takes self-reliance to accomplish anything, “Working out is not always the hardest thing, it’s sometimes just getting to the gym that is the most challenging part.”