Experienced staff with a wealth of knowledge and a passion for athlete growth and development.

Phillips, J



CEP Level 4

Coaching Experience:

  • Jersey Wildcats (Juniors - EHL and NA3HL)
  • Princeton University (ACHA)
  • USA Hockey Atlantic District Player Development Program
  • Gil St. Bernard Prep
  • Mount Olive High School

Playing Experience:

  • State University of New York Buffalo

John Phillips has coached with the Colonials for over 20 years from 8U to 18U, both Tier I and Tier II.  He has run the ADM (American Development Model) program in 15 seasons of his Colonials coaching career.

Coach Phillips has experience coaching players from their start on the ice to Juniors and college.  He has trained many players who have had successful college and professional careers in the NHL, AHL and ECHL.

Phillips got involved with USA Hockey immediately after graduating from SUNY Buffalo.  His two sons played through the New Jersey Colonials organization and continued into college.  He lives in Chester, NJ with this wife Kimberlee.

Scholz, A



CEP Level 1

Coaching Experience:

  • Morristown Beard Boys & Girls (AC)
  • Morris Knolls High School (AC)
  • Jersey Colts
  • Pro Stride Skating

Playing Experience:

  • Morris Knolls High School
  • New Jersey Freeze

Anthony Scholz is an assistant coach with the Boys and Girls Morristown-Beard programs. He moved over from his alma mater, Morris Knolls after back-to-back state titles in 2019 and 2020. He coached several age groups with the Colts youth hockey.

Coach Scholz played for Morris Knolls when they won back-to-back state championships in 2013 and 2014. His Freeze 18U AA team ranked in the Top 10 nationally.


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