Josh Hechter » Head Coach
Head Coach Josh Hechter is in his second season with the Boston Shamrocks. He has been involved in coaching women's hockey for the past six years, and was an Assistant Coach at Brown University prior to joining the Shamrocks. During the 2008-2009 season he was the Offensive Coach for both the White and Red teams at the North American Hockey Academy, helping them to the JWHL title and several tournament championships. Prior to that, as Head Coach, he led the Northern Stars of the Manitoba Junior Women's Hockey League to the league and Provincial Championships.
Caitlin Oleksa » Assistant Coach
Caitlin Oleksa is entering her second season as an assistant coach and will once again be the Shamrocks' defensive coach. Coach Oleksa joined the Shamrocks after a versatile four year career at Clarkson University. Coach Oleksa has the distinction of being the only Golden Knight to suit up for all three positions, having been a back-up goalie for a game against St. Lawrence her junior year.
After her junior year she was the recipient of Clarkson's Booster Club's Unsung Hero Award and was named an Assistant Captain her senior year. In addition to working with the Shamrocks on-ice, Coach Oleksa will oversee the team during their strength and conditioning sessions at Mike Boyle's as well as be a Resident Assistant at the team's residence hall.
Julie Rising » Assistant Coach
Julie Rising enters her first season as an assistant coach for the Boston Shamrock's U19 Elite team. Julie is an alumna of the North American Hockey Academy, where she was an assistant coach for the 2011-12 season. She helped NAHA win the JWHL league championships and several tournament championship. Her prior experiences include an intern coach at the USA Hockey Camp in addition to working several summer hockey camps, including NAHA Elite Camps and for Canadian Hockey Enterprise.
Julie played three seasons as a forward on the women's ice hockey team at Division 1 Syracuse University. She finished her career with 33 goals and 45 assists in 100 games. Julie was an assistant captain in 2010-2011 and was co-captain for Syracuse University's inaugural season in 2008-2009. Julie played her freshman season at Bemidji State University where she appeared in all 36 games and received the WCHA Rookie of the Week honors for her October 5th/6th performance vs. Mankato.