Jason ‘Soupy’ Campbell, from Orangeville, Ontario, Canada is in his 5th year as Head Coach and his 15th year as either a player, coach, or member of the front office for the Shreveport Mudbugs franchise. Campbell joined Shreveport for the 1999-2000 season and played 412 games over 7 Seasons where he registered 129 goals and 167 assists for 296 points. Campbell won 2 Championships as a Player (1999-2001 ) and was named playoff MVP in the 2000-2001 championship season.
Campbell has been a member of the NAHL Shreveport Mudbugs since their inaugural NAHL season in 2016-2017. Campbell has won 2 Robertson Cup Championships ( 2017-2018 and 2020-2021 ) as both an Assistant and Head Coach. Campbell has coached over 250 regular season games with a record of 150-82-26 and is 15-9 in the playoffs. With Campbell behind the bench as either an assistant or head coach Shreveport is 6-0 in the league final four.
During his NAHL tenure Shreveport has helped 44 players make NCAA Division 1 Commitments, 32 players advance to NCAA Division III, 7 to professional levels, 2 NHL draft picks and won two NAHL Robertson Cups. Shreveport is one of two South Division teams to have qualified for the playoffs in each season since 2016 and the only team to win 2 Championships in that span.
Prior to Shreveport Campbell played four season in the OHL for Owen Sound where he was Captain his final season. He also played three seasons of Canadian University hockey for the University of New Brunswick where he helped win UNB’s first National Championship (1998). Interesting fact about Coach Soupy, he also played JR A Lacrosse for his hometown Orangeville Northmen winning 3 Minto Cups in a span of 4 years (1993, 1995, and 1996).
A proud member of Shreveport’s community almost his entire adult life Campbell married Miss Shanda Ables of Jonesboro LA in 2003. Shanda is an RN on the Labor Unit at WK South. The Campbell’s have three children, Maddie, Cade, and Aly, and currently reside in Bossier City. Maddie attends LA Tech and dances for the Regal Blues, Cade attends East Texas Baptist University where he is playing hockey, and Aly attends Airline High where she plays soccer and cheers.
ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH: MICHAEL HILL
Michael Hill has been coaching for the last 7 years after finishing out his playing career in 2016. His coaching career began with the Texas Jr. Brahmas of the NA3HL as the GM/Head Coach, and the strength and conditioning coach for the NAHL Lone Star Brahmas. With the Jr. Brahmas, he led the team to a 77-16 record over 2 seasons, won 2 South Division Championships and made it to the Fraser Cup Finals. With the Lone Star Brahmas, Hill helped the team earn the title of National Champions in 2017. For 3 years was the Assistant Coach of the Aberdeen Wings, playing a big role in the team’s success over the last few seasons. While a part of the Wing’s organization, Hill helped the team earn their first-ever Robertson Cup National Championship in 2019 and the first-ever President’s Cup in 2021. In 2021-2022 season, Michael moved on to the USHL to the Fargo Force and worked for them as an assistant coach.
As a player, Hill started out with the Wichita Falls Wildcats before moving to the Topeka Roadrunners from 2009-11 and captained the 2010-11 team. While in the NAHL, Hill put up 70 goals and 55 assists for 125 points in 101 games. He earned a DI scholarship to University of Alaska Fairbanks, before transferring to St. Norbert College for his remaining three years. While at St. Norbert, he tallied 67 goals and 50 assists, and helped his team win a National Title in 2014. He spent time in both the ECHL and SPHL before moving on to coaching in 2016.
Michael comes to Shreveport with his wife, Laura, his two daughters, Johanna and Charlotte, and his father-in-law, Frank. In his free time, Hill enjoys golfing, playing and creating music, and spending quality time with his family. Hill is excited about the season and is ready to win another Robertson Cup.
GOALIE/ASSISTANT COACH: RICH PARENT
Rich Parent is a former NHL hockey goaltender, a passionate and caring husband and father of 4, and an animated, game relevant hockey coach.
His 15 years in playing Professional hockey resulted in him playing for teams such as the St-Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins.
His career also brought him abroad to play in the Top German Elite league (DEL) for 5 years.
Prior to joining the NHL rankings, he led the IHL Detroit Vipers and won the Turner Cup Championship. He set a league playoff record for Goals Against Average and Save percentage that year.
In 2006, Parent took his 300+ NHL game presence which includes over 30 games played and 1000 total professional game experience into the hockey development world.
For the past 15+ years, he has helped and influenced young developing Hockey players throughout several minor hockey associations, Junior and Pro level in Canada and the U.S.A.
As a trusted partner, he joined Hockey Canada and the Montreal Canadiens in delivering development camps.
Presently works with Grow the game initiative with Tampa Bay Lightning as an alumni.
In the last 5 years, has been involved with the NAHL Shreveport Mudbugs organization as a Coaching consultant, Goalie Coach, and Associate Head Coach, he has won the National Championship in 2018 and 2021.
As a professional athlete, Rich Parent followed his passion and accomplished his lifetime dream when he became a professional hockey player for the National Hockey League (NHL)
Now, In his 6th season with Shreveport Mudbugs is eager and enthusiastic to take on the role of Goalie consultant. His vision is to inspire junior players to reach their untapped potential, through game relevant knowledge, and practice. So, they, in turn, can achieve their own sets of goals and dreams.
DIRECTOR OF SCOUTING: MICHAEL GRATTAN
Mike Grattan, from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is in his 12th year of scouting and 7th as the Director of Scouting for Shreveport. Grattan has been with Shreveport since their inaugural NAHL season in 2016-2017.
During his tenure Shreveport has helped 44 players make NCAA Division 1 Commitments, 32 players advance to NCAA Division III, 7 to professional levels, 2 NHL draft picks and won two NAHL Robertson Cups. Shreveport is one of two South Division teams to have qualified for the playoffs in each season since 2016 and the only team to win 2 Championships in that span. Grattan is primarily responsible for player acquisition, roster construction, and overseeing Shreveport’s camp process.
Prior to Shreveport Grattan served as an Assistant Coach and Director of Scouting for the NAHL Aberdeen Wings and as a Regional Scout for the USHL Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.
Grattan graduated from Hamilton College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science. Grattan is currently a principal solutions architect for a national defense contractor and co-owner / operator of his families’ construction business.