Coach Kowal is a native of Anchorage, Alaska. Kowal is entering his fourth season with the Knights and is bringing extensive knowledge to the ice. Tom grew up playing AAA hockey in Anchorage, Alaska. He went on to play junior hockey for the Omaha Lancers (USHL) and Division I college hockey at both the University of Alaska-Anchorage (WCHA) and the University of Nebraska-Omaha (CCHA).

After college Tom broke into coaching as an assistant coach in the USHL with Omaha Lancers and the Tri-City Storm. He then moved over to the NAHL where he spent time coaching as an assistant coach for the Youngstown Phantoms.

Coach Kowal helped lead the Knights U16 American team to a AYHL Championship and the Junior A team to a AJHL President Cup Championship.

Tom now resides full time in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.