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.


The New Jersey Colonials Youth Hockey Association's mission is to provide a quality environment for learning, playing and enjoying the game of ice hockey.