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. She was a member of the Buffalo Beauts, and was named the league's best Defender in her last professional hockey season. She is now a professional scout with the NHL's Los Angeles Kings.
12u Head Coach
Audrey has been a top level goaltender and defenseman in Southern California. As a youth, she played with both youth (boys) and girls teams, and participated in multiple high performance camps. She has been a member of the San Diego Heartbreakers at multiple events, and has a long standing record of successes at events throughout the west. She brings her positive energy and attitude to our club, expecting the best from each and every player while incorporating fun into all that she does. Away from the rink, she is an accomplished canine trainer, and is requested by many owners in the southland, especially dogs of UFC, NHL, NBA and MLB athletes.
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 graduated from Harvard University in MA, where she was recruited to play hockey, and transitioned to crew after suffering a severe concussion. 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 Head Coach
High School Head 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.
19u AA Asst Coach
Trevor is originally from British Columbia, Canada where he developed a deep passion for hockey. He has been active in coaching at all levels of youth hockey since 2008. He is proud to be a part of growing girls hockey in San Diego and is committed to helping build a program that prepares the athlete for each new level. He has been involved with the San Diego Saints program at all ages and levels, and has been instrumental in developing curriculum and standards that the Angels have been utilizing in developing female players of all ages.
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 translates nicely to coaching, and she will be working on skills necessary to be effective as these players continue to develop over the coming years.
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.
Megan has been in the Southern California girls hockey community for 10 years. Starting with the LA Kings Hockey Development team, she worked full-time creating and sustaining multiple youth and adult hockey programs. She specialized in programs to help boost girls hockey in SoCal. In 2015, she co-founded the LA Lions program and was a coach until 2018. She coached and mentored the Lions' first ever graduating class which consists of NCAA D1, D3, and ACHA players. Megan is a native of Harrisburg, PA and played hockey at Boston College from 2006-2009 (and was teammates with Coach Blake!).
Amanda was born in Alberta, Canada and grew up in Minnesota. She transitioned from figure skating to hockey at the age of 12, and quickly picked the game up. She played varsity high school hockey in MN with the Wyzata Girls team, and was captain her seinor year. Outside of the school season, she played AAA club hockey as well as rugby. Most recently, her fitness focus has been on CrossFit, golf, voleyball and surfing, and is excited to add hockey back into the mix. Her focus is to develop well-rounded and long-term athletes within the San Diego Angels program.