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Girls Hockey Coaches

Leigh Getz
Leigh Getz, History Faculty, Asst. Girls' Hockey Coach
Appointed 2017
Connecticut College

Originally from Clifton Park, New York, Leigh graduated from Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut in 2011. She then played four years on defense for the Connecticut College Camels where she won the Erica M. Vos Award of Valor in the spring of her senior year. After her collegiate career, Leigh spent two years as Canterbury's Associate Head Girls' Hockey coach and as an instructor in history and math.  She helped guide the Saints to two New England championship tournament quarterfinal appearances.  In the summers Leigh has worked for USA Hockey at Eastern and New England development camps.  In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Leigh will be a dorm parent and a member of Northwood's history department.

Gino Riffle
Gino Riffle, Dean of Students/Athletic Director/Head Coach Girls' Hockey
Appointed 2015
University of Vermont
M.Ed. Salem State University

A 1992 graduate of the University of Vermont, Gino has been a successful coach, school administrator, and athletic director since becoming an educator in 1998.  In his nine years as Head Boys' Coach at Kimball Union Academy, he recruited and mentored 18 Division I players, four of whom were NHL draft picks. Two of his teams won the NEPSAC Small School Championship. From KUA he returned to his high school alma mater, Rice Memorial in Burlington as Associate Principal for Student Life and Athletic Director. In his three years at Rice, the school won 19 state championship titles. He currently served at Northwood's Dean of Students, Athletic Director and Head Coach of the Girls' Hockey team.

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