Rennie Milne

Philly Hockey Club Head Coach Rennie Milne brings over 25 years playing and 20 years coaching expertise and knowledge to the program. Playing in Scotland for club side Menzieshill HC, Rennie was one of the top indoor players and helped his team to secure Scottish National titles as well as European titles. Starting as a youth coach for Menzieshill HC, he assisted their senior athletes, then the Scottish Institute of Sport, which trains Scotland’s national athletes for junior and senior outdoor and indoor programs. Making the move to the USA, Rennie was appointed USA Indoor Junior Head Coach. This program has produced junior and senior capped athletes. Tacking on the USA Senior Women’s role as well as the juniors in 2014, Rennie guided the senior indoor athletes, in Canada 4 Nations, Germany Indoor Tour and a win at Big Apple International Indoor tournament. Rennie has stepped back from his USA Indoor International coaching duties to focus purely on further developing and strengthening Philly HC’s program for both the Junior and now Senior sections.

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Playing Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club Adult Section
  • Menzieshill Hockey Club, Scotland – 1990/2009
  • European Indoor Cup Titles – Gold, Silver and Bronze winner
  • Scottish National Indoor League Titles – 7-time winner
  • Scottish National Indoor League Cup Titles – 3-time winner
  • Whitfield High School Former Pupils Hockey Club – 1986/1990

Coaching Experience

  • Head Coach Philly Hockey Club – 2012 to present
  • Head Coach USA Women’s Sr. National Indoor Team – 2014/15
  • Head Coach USA Women’s Jr. National Indoor Team – 2011/15
  • Head Coach USA Futures Elite Academy PA – 2013/14
  • Assistant Coach USA High Performance PA, Women’s Championship Title 2014 – 2013/14
  • Level 2 Hockey Coach, USA Field Hockey – 2012
  • Head Coach Menzieshill Hockey Club, Junior section – 2003/2010
  • Level 2 Hockey Coach, Scottish Hockey Union – 2007
  • Assistant Coach Scottish Institute of Sport – 2007/2010
  • Head Coach Scottish Hockey Union, Summer Program – 2007/2008
  • Assistant Coach Champions Edge, Summer Program – 2007 to present
  • Associate Head Coach East Coast Field Hockey, Indoor Program – 2007/2008
  • Head Coach Midlands Hockey Union, Outdoor/Indoor – 2003/2008
  • Head Coach Menzieshill Hockey Club, Fitness section – 2004/2006

Erik Enters

Coach Erik Enters brings over 30 years of playing and coaching experience to the program. Coach Erik began his playing career in the North East Field Hockey Association in NYC back in 1986 with Greenwich FHC and over the course of the next 20 years played in NEFHA for Greenwich and then North Jersey FHC as well as making appearances with several other teams in the league. Coach Erik was a member of the Philly Hockey Team in the old North American Premier Indoor League (NAPL was the precursor to the current JPIL league but for adults) and played multiple international tournaments as a member of the USA Indoor National Team. Erik has coached at every level from middle school, high school, elite club hockey, and as an assistant to Head Coach Rennie Milne with the US Senior Women’s Indoor Team.

Erik currently works as the College Counselor at Upper Merion Area HS, is a certified School Counselor, and has worked in public education for the past 28 years. He is currently the Varsity coach at Perkiomen Valley High School where over the past 9 years he has coached dozens of girls who have gone onto play at every level of the collegiate ranks. Erik previously was a site coordinator for the USA Futures program and has his Level 2 coaching certification from USA Field Hockey. Born and raised in Philadelphia and living in the area for his entire life, Erik is very excited to be joining the Philly Hockey Club coaching staff.

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Playing Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club Adult Section
  • USA Men’s Indoor National Team, 2005-2010
  • North American Premier League 1999-2005 (Philly Hockey Team)
  • USA Men’s National Team Camp, 1988
  • NEFHA – 20+ years (Greenwich, North Jersey, and guest appearances with other clubs.)
  • Multiple Mixed Club Teams Indoor and Outdoor in Regional Tournaments, 1986-Current
  • Keystone State Games, 1985-1989 (Gold Medal twice)

Coaching Experience

  • X-Calibur FHC, 2009-2018 (U14/16/19 – Festival teams, Indoor Teams,
    JPIL, JPOL, NIT, RCC, NCC)
  • Perkiomen Valley High School, Varsity Coach, 2009-Current
  • We-Are-One FHC, 2005-2009 (U16/19 – Indoor Teams, NIT)
  • Upper Merion Area High School, Varsity Coach, 2001-2006, JV Coach 1999-2000
  • Blazers FHC, 2001-2004 (U16/19 – Indoor Teams, Multiple Outdoor Tournaments)
  • USA Field Hockey Futures, 1995-2016 (Coached at multiple sites)
  • Springfield Township High School, 1995-1998, Freshman Team Head Coach (Undefeated ’96, ’98)
  • North Penn Junior High, 1990-1994, Freshman Team Head Coach (Undefeated ’92, ‘94)
  • Dozens of summer camps, clinics, and private lessons, 1986-current

Jackie Connard

(Current)

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Playing Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club Adult Section
  • Brown University 2006-2009
  • Xcalibur FHC 2002-2005
  • Germantown Academy 2002-2005

Coaching Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club 2013-present
  • Germantown Academy Varsity Head Coach 2014
  • Coach Philly Hockey Club U-19 Team 2
  • Coach Philly Hockey Club U-16 Team 2
  • Coach Philly Hockey Club U-14 JPOL Team
  • Coach Philly Hockey Club U-16 USAFH Festival Team

Amanda Fuertsch

(Current)

Coach Amanda Fuertsch brings 15 years of playing and coaching experience to Philly Hockey Club. She grew up playing at Owen J Roberts High School and X-Calibur Field Hockey Club. She went on to play four years at Temple University while earning a degree in Early Childhood Education and a certification to teach English as a second language. At Temple, she was awarded the Owl Club Academic Award in 2015 and 2016, presented to the student with the highest GPA on each team. She also received two Trustee Ten Honors in those years for having one of the top ten highest GPAs among all student-athletes. Amanda began coaching in high school at X-Calibur’s Academy sessions, helping athletes in grades K to 12 learn the basic skills of field hockey. She also coached travel teams at the U14 and U16 levels.

Amanda is currently in her third year of teaching at Vare-Washington Elementary in South Philadelphia. She has taught both second and third grade. In her first year, she founded the schools first middle school field hockey team. She just recently enrolled at American College of Education to earn a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. When she’s not planning for school, working on her own assignments, or coaching field hockey, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, playing games, and doing outdoor activities. Amanda is very excited about continuing her coaching experience and joining the Philly Hockey Club coaching team

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Playing Experience

  • Buxmont (Philly Field Hockey Association), 2017-2018
  • Temple University 2012-2016
  • X-Calibur FHC 2005-2012
  • Owen J Roberts High School 2008-2012

Coaching Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club 2018 to present
  • USFHA Futures Assistant Coach 2018
  • Vare-Washington Middle School Head Coach 2012
  • X-Calibur FHC Coach 2010-2016 (U14, U16 – Indoor teams, Academy, NIT)

Rachel Hamm

(Current)

Playing Experience

  • Quinnipiac University 2014-2018
  • Xcalibur FHC 2009-2014
  • Perkiomen Valley High School 2010-2014
  • USA Futures 2009-2011

Coaching Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club 2019 to present
  • Coach Philly Hockey Club U-12
  • Coach Philly Hockey Club University Team U-16
  • Perkiomen Valley High School Volunteer Coach for Summer tournaments
  • USA Futures Assistant Coach 2016-2018

Natalie Fuertsch

(Current)

Coach Natalie Fuertsch brings 15 years of playing and coaching experience to Philly Hockey Club. She grew up playing at Owen J. Roberts High School and X-Calibur Field Hockey Club, playing her senior year at Philly Hockey Club. At Owen J. Roberts, Natalie was a four year varsity starter, winning 3 PAC championships in her four years and ending her senior year with a District 1 AAA championship. She was named to multiple all PAC teams, named to the 1st and Honorable Mention All-State teams, member of the NFHCA High School National Academic Squad, and was selected to play in the Phila Field Hockey All-Star game. She went on to play for a year at Lafayette College, but an injury interrupted her hockey playing career. She is now attending West Chester University, focusing on her studies in Biology and is interested in pursuing a career in Genetic Counseling. Natalie hopes to return to competitive field hockey once she fully recuperates from her injury.

Natalie began coaching at X-Calibur field hockey club in high school, where she coached players K to 12 during their academy sessions. She has spent the summer and fall coaching at Philly Hockey Club small group training sessions, where she coached primarily the U10 and U12 players. When she’s not in school or coaching, Natalie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on walks with her dogs, and watching field hockey, no matter how old the game is.

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Playing Experience

  • Lafayette College 2019
  • Philly Hockey Club 2018-2019
  • Owen J Roberts High School 2015-2019
  • X-Calibur FHC 2008-2017

Coaching Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club Coach 2020
  • X-Calibur FHC Coach 2015-2017

Steve Wagner

(Current)

Playing Experience

    USA Olympic Team Member, Men’s Field Hockey, 1996.
    Men’s Field Hockey National Team Member 10 years, retired 8/05/96.
    Men’s Field Hockey Athlete of the Year, 1989.
    Trained for two years at the Olympic training center in San Diego in
    preparation for the Olympics (1994-1996).
    Tours and Tournaments; most significant include the Pan American Games
    (two bronze medals, 1991 and 1995), Intercontinental Cup (1989), Atlanta
    Challenge (1995 and 1996), World University Games (1990) and
    representation of the western hemisphere in a five continents all-star
    tournament in Malaysia (1990).
    Member of the 2002 USA Indoor Field Hockey Team. Pan American silver
    medalist (2002); qualified for 2003 World Cup.
    Member of the 2012 and 2014 USA Master’s World Cup Teams, competing in
    England and Holland respectively.

Coaching Experience

    Field Hockey Goalie Coach, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. March 2004
    to June 2008. For Division I team, developed goalie specific drills and
    exercises, and coached general defensive and offensive strategies.
    United States Field Hockey Association Futures Regional Head Coach,
    Pennsylvania site. December 2004 to present. Coach high school aged
    goalkeepers consistent with expectations of international field hockey.
    Head Field Hockey Coach, Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA. Sept
    2003 to Nov 2003. Head coach for girls’ high school and middle school.
    Primary responsibility for team training, fitness, skill and strategy.
    Field Hockey Goalie Coach, Drexel University. March 2003 to Sept 2003. For
    Division I team, develop goalie specific drills and exercises, and coach
    general defensive and offensive strategies. Coach for Drexel sponsored
    high school field hockey clinics.
    Field Hockey Goalie Specialist, Champion’s Edge Field Hockey Camps. June
    2003 to present. Develop goalie specific drills and strategies for high
    school athletes. Responsibilities also include coaching a full team in a
    mock tournament situation.
    Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Minnesota Lynx WNBA Team. June 1999
    to May 2002. Duties included designing injury prevention and sports
    specific exercises for peak performance during the season and beyond.
    Goalie Coach and Selector, National Men’s Field Hockey Team. 1997 to 1998.
    Coach for the Futures Field Hockey program. Duties included designing the
    strength and conditioning program for the athletes, training the athletes
    to play at the elite level, and selecting the best players for the 1997
    and 1998 national teams and for future teams.
    Assistant Field Hockey Coach, James Madison University. August 1993 to
    April 1994. Harrisonburg, VA. Duties included specific work with the
    goaltenders, administrative tasks, and recruiting.
    Assistant Field Hockey Coach, Temple University. August 1990 to April
    1991. Philadelphia, PA. Duties included specific work with the goaltenders
    and general coaching.
    True North Field Hockey Club, Head coach for the U19 B team and club
    goalie director 2012-2018
    Head Field hockey coach, William Penn Charter High School, 2017 and 2018.
    Director and Owner of Goalkeeping 1-On-1, Professional Field Hockey Goalie
    Training, 2008-Present

Sanjay Patel

(former)
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Playing Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club Adult Section
  • New Zealand Men’s Hockey Team, 2005-2007
  • New Zealand NHL (various provinces), 2003-2013 – 2 championships
  • Victory Hockey Club Mens 1st team, Antwerp Belgium, 2009-2012
  • Auckland Premier Club League, 1999-2014 – 2 championships
  • New Zealand U18 Men’s team, 2000

Coaching Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club coach 2015-present
  • Coach Philly Hockey Club U-14 Team 3
  • Coach Philly Hockey Club U-16 JPOL Team
  • Coach Philly Hockey Club U-16 USAFH Festival Team
  • Auckland U21 men’s assistance coach 2013-2014
  • Victory Hockey Club various youth teams (U18), Antwerp Belgium 2009-2012

Kim Susko

(Current)

Playing Experience

Coaching Experience

Liz Sack

(Former)

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Playing Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club Adult Section, 2017
  • Syracuse University, 2013/17
  • Program’s first berth to the Division I NCAA National Championship game, 2014
  • Program and University’s first Women’s Division I National Championship, 2015
  • Four straight NCAA Tournament Appearances, 2013/16
  • 2 ACC Championship Appearances, 2014/15
  • USA Field Hockey High Performance, 2014
  • AAU Junior Olympics, 2011
  • WC Eagles, 2009-2013
  • WC Eagles National Chinese Olympic Development Training Camp, 2012

Coaching Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club 2017-present
  • Saint Joseph’s Assistant Coach 2017-present
  • Futures 2014, 2015, 2017 (Level 1 certified) (North)
  • Futures Regional Tournament 2015, 2017
  • Princeton Elite Camp 2013, 2014
  • All American Field Hockey Camp 2016, 2017
  • Revolution Camp 2014
  • Syracuse Kai Zen Field Hockey Camp 2014, 2016
  • Syracuse Spring Fling 2014-2017

Rhiannon Nolt

(Former)
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Playing Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club Adult Section
  • University of Richmond
  • Sun Devils FHC
  • East Coast FHC

Coaching Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club 2013-present
  • Assistant Coach, Franklin & Marshall College
  • Coach, East Coast FHC

Meghan Plank

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Playing Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club Adult Section
  • USA Senior National Indoor Team
  • Drexel University
  • National Team U19
  • Horizon FHC

Coaching Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club 2013-present
  • Coach Philly Hockey Club U-14 JPOL Team 2
  • Coach Philly Hockey Club U-16 Team 3
  • Head Coach U16, Horizon FHC

Sarah Pergine

(Former)
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Playing Experience

  • University of Iowa
  • XCalibur FHC

Coaching Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club 2013-Prenset
  • Head Coach U19 & U14, FSC
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach, Temple University
  • Academy Coach, XCalibur FHC

Tijs Wolters

(Former)

Playing Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club Adult Section
  • Warande HC, Oosterhout, Holland
  • THCC de Kromhouters, Tiel, Holland
  • Maastrichtse HC, Maastricht, Holland
  • Dutch National pipeline, U16

Coaching Experience

  • Assistant coach U16, Typhoon FHC