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 SD Angels 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. She is now a professional scout with the NHL's Los Angeles Kings.
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
16u AA Asst Coach
Maya is a product of our 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
12u AA Asst Coach
A former player with our Girls program in San Diego, 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.
16u AA Head Coach
Tori comes to us from Waterbury, CT where she started playing hockey at the age of 3. Tori played youth hockey with the CT Polar Bears from 2004-2010. Each year her teams qualified for the USA Hockey Nationals Tournament. Throughout her 6 seasons, her teams took home two Bronze Medals and one Silver Medal at the USA Hockey National Championships. Tori finished her collegiate career at Castleton University and played for the Spartans in the ECAC. She graduated in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications.
12u AA Head Coach
Erin is originally from Huntington Beach, CA, and began her hockey career in the LA/Orange County area. She attended and played hockey at Westminster School in Connecticut and continued playing at a D1 level at Harvard University. She is now in a Ph.D. program at SDSU/UCSD studying Clinical Psychology with a focus on neuropsychology. Erin is devoted to helping players develop and reach their goals, both academically and athletically.
14u AA Asst Coach
Christen grew up in Connecticut, and has been skating since age 6. She was a high level competitive figure skater but after several years made the switch to hockey. She won the FCIAC Championship her junior year of high school and continued to play club hockey while in Boston attending Berklee College of Music. Christen is passionate about growing the grassroots hockey program in SoCal and is involved with the Los Angeles Kings Hockey Development Team.