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

Sanjay Patel

(Current)
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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

Liz Sack

(Current)

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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

Kathleen Kneizys

(Current)

Playing Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club Adult Section

Coaching Experience

  • Philly Hockey Club 2017-present

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

(Former)
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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