Where the Passion Begins
The coaches are the heart of our organization. We have a great mix of passionate and experienced coaches on board to give your daughter a well rounded hockey education.
Girls' Program Director
19u AA Coach
Alex has a long and diverse background in all levels of hockey. He started coaching youth hockey 25 years ago here in San Diego. Over the course of the past 25 years, he has also refereed at the highest levels of hockey, including USA Hockey National Championships, over a decade of Professional Hockey, and 3 trips to the IIHF World Championships.
In 2019, he was named head coach of Jr. Women's Team USA at the Inline Hockey World Championship Tournament, winning the silver medal.
His main focus is now the development and growth of girls' hockey in San Diego.
Lead Skills Instructor
19u AA Coach
Blake is arguably one of the top women's hockey players in the world, and we at the Jr. Gulls are very appreciative of her commitment to helping our girls be the best they can be. She is a native of Cleveland, OH, and attended Boston College, where she was played women's hockey for 4 years. She then played in both North American Women's professional hockey leagues, winning a championship in each league, and was named to each league's all star team. Last season, she was a member of the Buffalo Beauts, and was named the league's best Defender.
14u AA Head Coach
Jamie has been involved in hockey since the age of 5. She played high level girls hockey, and continued playing at Elmira College in New York from 2005-09, where she played in the NCAA tournament 3 times, and had multiple conference championships to her team's credit. Coming back to San Diego, she is a power skating coach, and has coached both youth and adult teams for the past 8 years. She is also a IIHF Referee, and has worked at the World Championship and Olympic Qualifiers on multiple occasions.
10u Head Coach
14u AA Coach
Maya is a product of our Jr Gulls Girls program, having played for the 2 tournament champion 19u team in the past as a goaltender. She now takes her passion for the game into teaching our young players how to compete at a high level.
She is also on the Pacific District Girls/Women's Goaltending Committee, working closely with USA Hockey on the best developmental systems in place now.
8u Head Coach
14u AA Coach
A former player with the Jr Gulls, Olivia is a great fit to teach our youngest players skills in a fun environment. Her passion for the game as a defender will translate nicely to coaching, and she will be working on skills necessary to be effective as these players continue to develop over the coming years.