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Rifles announce U16 National Bound coaching staff

By Rifles Hockey, 03/07/21, 9:15AM EST


The Springfield Rifles Hockey program is excited to announce the U16 National Bound coaching staff: Pat Moriarty, Drew Philie  and Matt Herr.

Check out their bios below.

Pat Moriarty

1991 Cathedral High School graduate – four year varsity baseball and hockey player (captained baseball senior year/ captained hockey junior and senior year). Bessone Award Recipient in 1991 – for top high school hockey player in Western MA. Hall of Fame inductee Class of 2013.

1995 American International College graduate – played baseball and hockey (captained 1995 hockey team).

Hockey coaching – Level 4 USA Hockey certified. Head Coach Springfield Rifles 2005 Elite Team – E9 Champions in 2018 and 2019. Coached with Rifles from 2011 –present).

Former Assistant Varsity Hockey Coach at Longmeadow High School and Cathedral High School. Head Baseball Coach at Deerfield Academy (2018 – present).

Head Baseball Coach at Cathedral HS and Pope Francis (2005-2017)

Over 200 varsity wins

Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach Cathedral HS (1996 -2004)

Drew Philie

Philie returned to Deerfield to work in the Admission Office after four decorated years at the University of Vermont. Drew played lacrosse at UVM, where he was a three-year captain of the team and where his list of awards runs into double-digits, including academic distinctions and athletic honors. A tri-varsity athlete when he was a student at Deerfield, Drew was also the winner of James A. Gunn Award, presented to the member of the senior class who made outstanding contributions to the life of the school through loyalty and leadership. Drew lives in Barton, coaches Boys Varsity Hockey and Boys Varsity Lacrosse, and serves on the Admission Committee and Dorm Council.

TEAMS Assistant Coach – Hockey (Boys): Varsity Assistant Coach – Lacrosse (Boys): Varsity

Matt Herr

Herr comes to the Rifles with an impressive hockey resume. The New Jersey native went to Hotchkiss School where he served as team captain. He then went to the University of Michigan where he played collegiate hockey before being drafted by the Capitals 93rd overall in the 1994 NHL Draft.

Herr played for the Panthers and the Bruins in addition to the Capitals and had 9 points in 54 career games. Herr was also a member of the US men's national junior hockey team at the 1996 World Juniors.