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Warhawks Announce Coaching Staff

By Tom Gullen, 06/07/18, 4:00PM CDT

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The North Shore Warhawks are pleased to announce our 2018-19 Coaching staff. This staff possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in addition to a strong commitment to growing Girls Hockey.

U8 & U10:   Modified schedule starting in October. Coaches TBA
U12:        Samantha Herron
U14:        Mike Glass
U16:        Bill Brush

"In addition to their extensive coaching backgrounds, all are extremely passionate about growing the girls game both in our program and our region. Mike & Bill have both coached girls 20+ years, won a National Championship together and moved many players on to the collegiate level. Sam enjoyed an outstanding career at Lake Forest College and we are excited to have her and Ariel at the U12 level." added Warhawks President Tom Gullen.

Coach Bios:

Bill Brush:      U16 Head Coach

·         Began coaching hockey in 1986. 

·         Began the Glenview Stars girls program with 7 girls. Grew the program to over 60 girls at 3 levels.

·         Won 4 straight State Championships with the girls program. Had our 1st ever National Championship bid in 2010 with the U12 girls team, Semi Final Finisher.

·         Assistant Coach for 3 years at BGWH High School team.

·         Coached at CYA for 3 great years. State Champions all 3 years. District Champions all 3

·         years. National Championship Semi Finalist 2011 and 2012. "National

·         Champions 2013".

·         Four years Winnetka/Warhawks U14 level

·         2018 State Champion & USA Hockey NaTIONAL Championship participant

 

 Mike Glass:   U14 Head Coach

Coaching

·         USA Level 5 hockey certification

·         13 Years coaching: 8 at Winnetka/5 @ AAA ages Mite to Bantam

·         Chicago Mission U19 Assistant Coach 2017-18

·         4 State championships AA

·         5 State championships AAA

·         2 central districts champions

·         1 National Champions

Playing 

·         the mighty glencoe all stars 73-74 state champions

·         4 years Bradley University club hockey

·         tuedays nights at the rink of dreams

·         USA over 40 national champ

·         2 Time over 40 National pond hockey champ

Personal

·         Married to sweet Nancy ... 3 children

·         Options and futures trader

·         3 time USA Ultimate national champion

·         3 time Ultimate world champion

·         25 appearances at world and national championships

·         2011 USA Ultimate Hall of Fame inductee

·         Other interests include skiing, biking, windsurfing, kiteboarding, disc golf

·         Best Advice from Mother: "GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY"

Samantha Herron:       U12

Samantha (Sam) Herron grew up playing AAA hockey in Michigan and played Division 3 college hockey at Lake Forest College. After graduating from Lake Forest, Sam gained experience coaching girl’s hockey at a variety of different levels including Lake Forest Academy, Winnetka Warriors U10 and Glenview Stars U14. She continues to play hockey with MsConduct and has coached their women’s beginner teams for the last two seasons. Throughout the off season, Sam runs small group practices and one-on-one sessions.

Sam believes in the importance of positive encouragement and respecting every player. Her goal is to make sure the girls have fun, work hard and improve individually and as a team throughout the season. Playing hockey has taught Sam countless life lessons and provided her with a variety of opportunities throughout her career. She is eager to pass on her knowledge and passion for the game to the Warhawks girls!