Coaching Staff- Mid Fairfield CT Stars
Sophia returns for her fourth season coaching the U12 Major 1 team. During the 2022-23 season, she led the U12 Major 1 team to a CHC State Tournament Championship. Sophia has experience coaching at the U10, U12, and U14 levels and is a Level 4 Certified USA Hockey Coach. Currently, Sophia also coaches learn to skate out of Fairfield Ice Academy and has run hockey camps and clinics for a variety of programs including Wade Warriors, Julie Chu, NWHL, and Hawkins Hawks.
Sophia grew up in Framingham, MA and played youth hockey on boys’ teams, from Mites through Bantam before joining the Lady Flames in Marlborough, Massachusetts. She served as a captain of the Framingham High School Flyers hockey team. She was a multi sport athlete and played 4 years Division 1 Lacrosse at the College of the Holy Cross as well as Club Hockey. During her senior year, she represented Italy’s National Women’s Lacrosse Team. After college, Sophia played for of the Hannover Lady Scorpions, a professional hockey team in Germany. While playing for the Lady Scorpions, she served as a coach for the German Women’s National Lacrosse team. Upon returning to Connecticut, Sophia coached lacrosse at the collegiate level at the University of Bridgeport. She went on to play for the CT Whale of the National Women’s Hockey League for the 2017-18 season.
This will be Elena’s 7th season with Mid Fairfield and is a Level 4 certified USA Hockey coach. She During the 2022-23 season, Elena and Coach Agostinelli led the U12 Major 1 team to the U12 Tier One CHC State Tournament Championship.
Originally from California, she attended high school at Shattuck St. Mary’s in Minnesota, where her team won a USA Hockey U19 National Championship. Elena played 4 years of Division 1 Hockey at Quinnipiac University and was also a dual-sport athlete at Quinnipiac, playing 3 years of Division 1 Rugby. After college, she played a season of professional hockey in Sweden. Coach Elena has played in the NWHL since its inaugural season and played 5 seasons with the Connecticut Whale. She served as the assistant captain for the Connecticut Whale during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. Orlando signed with the Buffalo Beauts for the 2021-22 where she received the Denna Laing Award (also called the PHF Perseverance Award) in 2022.
Brian will be returning for his fourth season of coaching with Mid Fairfield Stars. Brian grew up in Trumbull, CT and learned to skate and play hockey on the backyard pond. He played four years of varsity Ice Hockey at Trumbull High School.
Brian is a Level 4 Certified USA Hockey instructor and and his coaching focuses on overall skill development, advanced skating techniques and mechanics, team building, and all around athletic development. He will be attending the Level 5 Coaches Symposium this summer and is a big proponent of the USA Hockey ADM and is always looking for opportunities to learn and grow as a hockey instructor.
During the 2021-2022 Mid Fairfield Stars 12U Tier 2 team won the CHC State Tournament and competed at Regionals in MA. This past season, the12U Major 2 team was runner up in the CHC State Tournament and qualified for the Regional Tournament.
Brian and his wife Annie live in Orange, CT with their daughters Maura '09 and Xuna ’12. Their oldest son Michael is a Junior at Boston College.
After her first season with the Stars, Ashley led the U14 Major 2 team to....Ashley returns to the Stars this season as Head Coach of the U14 Major 1 team. After a career playing at Middlebury College and abroad in Sweden, she spent time teaching and coaching in prep school. She focuses on technical skill development and fostering a positive team environment.
Ed Rodham has built a reputation in the state for his hockey knowledge, network, and ability to bring out the best in players and teams. Over the last seven seasons, his coaching resume includes five State Championships, two Regional Championships, one USA Hockey National Championship runner-up, and two USA Hockey National Championships. In addition, over 60 of Ed’s players were accepted to boarding school, and 20+ are currently playing collegiate hockey at the NCAA level. As a former NCAA collegiate player (Merrimack College), USA Hockey Level 5 (Master level) certified coach, New England District Regional instructor, and USA Hockey National Camp head coach, he brings insight and expertise that has resulted in the region's best recent performance. Ed is currently the Director of Girls’ Hockey for Connecticut and actively volunteers at the New England District and USA Hockey national level.
He and his wife, Dee, reside in Madison, CT.
Bill Maniscalco has a wealth of experience and has been a hockey coaching icon in the Nutmeg State for many years. He has coached several NHL players and helped countless players, both boys and girls, realize their goal of playing college hockey. Coach Maniscalco first coached with the Mid Fairfield CT Stars during the 2008-09 season and has coached Stars teams at the U14, U16 and U19 levels over the past 15 years. In addition, Bill has been actively involved with USA Hockey and New England Development Camps. His Stars teams have won several state and regional titles and have made several appearances at USA Hockey Nationals. Most recently, he led the U16 Major Tier One team to victory at USAH Nationals, beating Shattuck St. Mary's to win gold.
Bill grew up in Milford and played at Fairfield Prep from 1981-85 before spending two years in junior hockey. He graduated from SCSU in 1990 after earning numerous accolades as a defenseman. He returned to his alma mater to serve as head coach from 1990 to 1994 and helped the Owls win three regular-season and two league playoff titles while making a pair of national tournament appearances. He served as Head Coach of the Choate Rosemary Hall Boys squad from 1994 to 2003, earning four appearances in the New England Playoffs. Maniscalco was the 1999 recipient of the Vincent J Reilly Coach of the Year Award. From 2004 to 2006 he was a volunteer assistant for the Quinnipiac men’s hockey team and helped the Bobcats win an Atlantic League title. From 2006 to 2018 he was an assistant coach and then associate head coach for Avon Old Farms Boys Varsity teams and helped the Winged Beavers win four New England Championships and numerous league and tournament titles. In 2018 Coach Maniscalco joined the Yale Men’s Hockey program as a volunteer coach and will return for a 5th season.
U14 Coaching Staff, Goalie Coach
Catie Boudiette from Redding, Connecticut, just completed her junior year at Quinnipiac University. Catie, a goalie on the Bobcats, is undefeated in her first three seasons and was part of the Bobcats team that nearly captured Quinnipiac's first NCAA Championship in 2022. Boudiette is majoring in Journalism with a minor in Sociology at Quinnipiac. Her career goal is to play professional ice hockey.
Prior to Quinnipiac, Boudiette was a standout goalie at Kent School, She was an important part of the team's success, including the team's Division 1 Prep School Hockey Championship in 2019.
U16 Assistant Coach
U16 Major 2 Coach
Peter Gintoli joined the Mid Fairfield CT Stars last season, serving as an assistant coach on the U19 Tier One team. Peter is currently on the Yale Men’s Hockey staff as the Director of Hockey Operations. He previously coached four seasons for the Elite Hockey Program based out of Northford, CT.
Gintoli, a former business analyst at Connecticut Distributors, played one year professionally for the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs in the Southern Professional Hockey League and the Greenville Swamp Rabbits of the ECHL.
The former Salve Regina University standout was part of the 2016 ECAC Northeast Championship team led by Andrew Boschetto, who is currently a Colgate assistant coach. The two helped the school win its first ever men’s hockey championship while qualifying for its first national tournament.
Gintoli, who earned a bachelors in Business Administration in 2016, is also captain of the U.S. Deaf Hockey Team, helping Team USA win the 2017 and 2019 World Championships.
He and his wife, Molly, reside in New Milford, CT.
Nick has been with the Mid Fairfield CT Stars for 8 seasons and has coached teams at the U14, U16 and U19 levels. Nick has was an assistant with the Choate boys hockey team where he worked under the leadership of Pat Dennehy. Nick was also a volunteer assistant for the Yale men’s hockey team for two seasons where he worked under the supervision of former Olympic, World Junior and NHL coach Keith Allain. Nick has also had the opportunity to have been mentored by Bill Maniscalco (Avon Old Farms), CJ Marottolo (Sacred Heart) and Chris Potter (Wesleyan). Nick’s previous high school coaching stints include North Haven, Guilford, Daniel Hand and Hamden Hall. Nick has coached with several youth organizations such as Mid-Fairfield, CT Yankees, Southern CT, Yale, CT Oil Kings and the Greater New Haven Warriors. Nick was a former player at North Haven, Hebron Academy, Hartford Jr. Wolfpack and Johnson and Wales. Nick works as a police officer and is a SWAT operator/sniper. Nick and his wife Kate currently reside in North Haven with their son Maksim.
Ty started coaching with the Mid Fairfield CT Stars in 2018, and has coached teams at the U14, U16 and U19 age groups. Ty played hockey at North Haven High School where he was captain his senior year. He went on to play in the Southern CT Hockey League.
This past season, Coach Demartin led his U19 Major 2 team to a 3rd place finish at USAH Nationals.
Bill has been coaching youth hockey from Mite to High School for over 12 years and returns as the assistant coach of the U19 Major 2 team for the 23-24 season. This past season, Coach Garfield led the U19 Major 2 team to a 3rd place finish at USAH Nationals. In addition to coaching for Mid Fairfield, he has coached with the Wonderland Wizards and Southern Hockey. Bill also was an assistant coach at Notre Dame High School in Fairfield for six seasons.
Bill has been involved in hockey his entire life and credits Marty Roos, Bill Maniscalco, Tim Cooney, Bob Gaudet and his father for making him the coach he is today. He was lucky enough to talk, watch and learn from some fantastic hockey people. He attended Notre Dame High School in Fairfield and was part of a State Championship in 1989. Bill played hockey at Roger Williams University and Southern CT State and participated in two ACHA National tournaments.
Bill has three very active children – Teagan (16), Molly (14) and Liam (10) – who all have developed a love and passion for the game.