COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following evaluate of all purposes, USA Subject Hockey’s ladies’s Junior Excessive Efficiency (JHP) workers is happy to nominate the top coaches of each the U.S. U-16 and U-18 Girls’s Nationwide Groups. Main the U-16 squad can be Tamara Durante and on the helm of the U-18 group can be Mark Egner.
“We have been very impressed with the extent of curiosity and variety of high quality candidates who utilized for the JHP Head Teaching roles,” stated Grant Fulton, USA Subject Hockey’s Director of Junior Excessive Efficiency. “Our head coaches, assistant coaches and their help workers will put collectively the absolute best growth surroundings for each teams of athletes to thrive. We’re very lucky that throughout all our JHP programming that we’ve a implausible group of coaches and help workers who’re keen to volunteer their time to help the following technology of the U.S. Girls’s Nationwide Workforce.”
The coaches interviewed was based mostly on numerous standards together with present involvement and expertise in USA Subject Hockey Coach Training choices, expertise of enjoying and training in USA Subject Hockey’s Excessive Efficiency and Nexus program.
The U.S. U-16 and U-18 Girls’s Nationwide Workforce Choice Camp will happen December 1 to three in Charlotte, N.C., after which the named squads will meet in February and March 2024, as they put together for worldwide excursions.
Durante has been a well-recognized face throughout the ladies’s Junior Excessive Efficiency program for the previous 21 years. She is in her sixth season because the affiliate head coach for the Michigan State College program and her ninth general in East Lansing. She got here to MSU in 2015 and was an assistant coach for 3 seasons earlier than being promoted to affiliate head coach in June 2018. She got here to Michigan State after 10 seasons at Yale College. Serving as an assistant coach from 2005 to 2010, Durante was promoted to affiliate head coach in 2010, spearheading recruiting efforts whereas working primarily with goalkeepers and forwards.
Durante helped the U-21 USWNT to a gold medal on the Junior Pan American Championship in October 2008 after serving as an assistant coach. She has coached within the Futures Program (now Nexus) since 2002 and served because the Nice Lakes Regional Futures Director from 2003-05. She has been a selector for numerous USA Subject Hockey packages, together with the U-16 USWNT and Futures Elite. Durante coached on the AAU Junior Olympic Video games from 2006-08 and 2010-13, profitable a gold medal in 2012. Durante served as an assistant coach for the U-19 USWNT and its successor, the USA Rise Workforce, taking house gold with the U-19 squad on the 2019 Younger Girls’s Nationwide Championship and claiming the bronze medal with the Rise squad on the 2021 Younger Girls’s Nationwide Championship. Most lately she led the U-16 USWNT to victory on the Easter Match in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.
She labored as a head coach for Quebec Subject Hockey and as a video technician for Subject Hockey Canada earlier than transitioning to assistant area hockey coach at Ohio College in 2001.
A local of Lachine, Quebec, Durante is a 2000 graduate of the College of Alberta and was a five-year starter for the sector hockey group there. She helped the Pandas to a silver medal within the CIAU Championship in 1997 and bronze medals in 1996 and 1999.
Beforehand an assistant coach for the squad, Egner has shifted into the function of the U-18 USWNT Head Coach. In 2023, he entered his third season as Dartmouth Faculty’s head coach and is continuous to develop on progress proven in 2022. They recorded three straight wins from September 9 to 18 – marking this system’s longest profitable streak since 2017. Dartmouth started the streak by beating Northeastern, 4-3, for the Large Inexperienced’s first win over the Huskies since 1987. The opposite wins got here in opposition to Sacred Coronary heart (4-2) and Merrimack (2-1).
Previous to Dartmouth, Egner spent the earlier 5 season on the sidelines at William & Mary with the final two seeing him elevated to affiliate head coach. Previous to his years with the Tribe, he spent two seasons as an assistant at Longwood. Earlier than coming throughout the pond to educate in the US, he spent 4 years as a coach in his native Eire. He was an assistant coach and video coordinator with the Irish Hockey Affiliation’s U-18 and Senior Nationwide groups in 2012, earlier than turning into the top coach on the Fermoy Hockey Membership. Egner additionally served as head and assistant coach of the U-18 ladies’s program for the Munster Hockey Affiliation in Munster, Eire, choosing and coaching 18-20 athletes annually for the nationwide group choice event.
Egner is closely concerned with USA Subject Hockey’s Coach Training Program and has been a coach educator at plenty of Degree 1 and a pair of Tutorial Teaching Clinics and workshops. He’s USA Subject Hockey Degree 2 Coach Licensed and has taken a number of Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) and Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF) Teaching Programs and certifications.