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.
16u AA Head Coach
14u AA Asst 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.
14u 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 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.
12u AA Head Coach
Tarra has over 25 years of experience playing competitively and coaching. She started to play when she was 8 years old, and played for the SJ Jr Sharks girls 19u team at the USA Hockey National Championship tournament. Tarra brings ten years of professional coaching experience to the Angels. Embracing a down-to-earth attitude, she truly loves coaching and brings her enthusiasm for the game to help players achieve their utmost potential.
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.
19u AA Asst Coach
14u AA Asst Coach
High School 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.
14u 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.
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!).
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.