2015 Coaching Staff 

PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY: The goal of the East Irondequoit Field Hockey program is to develop competitive teams by nurturing a culture of cooperation and mentorship across all levels of participation all while continuing the program’s proud tradition of excellence, skill and sportsmanship among East Irondequoit student athletes. 

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Trish (Ames) Fischer  |  Varsity Head Coach  |  EHS Class of 1980 - Coach Fischer holds Level 1 Coaching Certification from United States Field Hockey, Double-Goal Coach 1 Certification from the Positive Coaching Alliance, and she brings 10+ years’ playing experience to her role as coach. A former Lady Lancer, she played field hockey at EHS for Coach Adams 1976-79 (varsity field hockey 1,2,3,4; captain 3,4; first team All County 3,4; Section V Champions 1979; Monroe County Field Hockey Player of the Year 1979; EHS Female Athlete of the Year 1980). After high school, Coach Fischer was a 4-year member/captain of the SUNY at Buffalo field hockey team (second on school’s all-time high scorer list at the time that she played for the University; Division III State Champions 1982; selected for All-State Team 1983; awarded University’s MVP for Field Hockey 1983 season). Coach Fischer was selected for Empire State Games Western NY Region field hockey teams (1979 Gold Medal scholastic division; 1982 open division). She played United States Field Hockey Association Club Hockey recreationally in Rochester, NY in the mid 1980s and in Boston, MA in the early 1990s. Outside of field hockey, Coach Fischer owns a marketing communications company serving corporate clients throughout the United States since 1992. 


Liz Bradshaw  |  Assistant Varsity Coach  |  EHS Class of 2009 - Coach Bradshaw is a SUNY Brockport graduate where she majored in athletic training. She is a former Lady Lancer field hockey player, having been on teams with Coach Adams 7th grade-12th grade. In her senior year at Eastridge, Coach Bradshaw received the All Sports Booster Club Lancer Award. She was also named to second team All County. In addition, she participated in the Exceptional Senior All Star game. Coach Bradshaw was a defensive standout on the SUNY Brockport field hockey team 2009-2012, where she specialized in deep defense/sweeper. 

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Jennifer Back  |  JV Coach  |   Coach Back is a 2012 Syracuse University graduate and also holds a Master’s Degree from University of Rochester in the area of Secondary Education in Social Studies. Coach Back brings six years of field hockey playing experience to her new role as JV Coach. She played field hockey in the Buffalo area for Clarence High School where she was a left forward throughout her career and was the leading goal scorer her senior year. Coach Back has coached learn-to play-camps to introduce elementary girls to the sport of field hockey. She is currently a full-time staff member in the Byron-Bergen School District. She also works summers at YMCA of Greater Rochester where she plans curriculum for the Leadership Program at Camp Eastside, a program that guides teens to becoming future camp counselors and leaders of tomorrow.  In addition, she holds certifications for CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Level One. We are pleased to welcome Coach Back to the 2015 EHS Field Hockey coaching staff. 


Linda B. Adams  |  Modified Coach  |  EHS Varsity Head Coach 1969-2008 - Coach Adams started the field hockey program at EHS in 1969 and continued coaching the varsity program through to 2008. She was also a respected and popular physical education instructor in East Irondequoit during those years. As Varsity Field Hockey Coach for 40+ years, Coach Adams and her teams earned 10 League Championships, 9 Section V Championships and 5 Regional Championships (making field hockey the winningest team in EHS history!). She is a graduate of SUNY Brockport where she earned both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Health and Physical Education. She participated in field hockey at SUNY Brockport and for many years within the Finger Lakes Field Hockey Association. She was selected to coach Empire State Games’ Western NY Scholastic teams multiple times, and has been a coach at many field hockey camps and clinics over the years. In addition, Coach Adams has earned many honors for her distinguished  coaching career and she was inducted into the SUNY Brockport Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993. East Irondequoit is fortunate to have an individual of Coach Adams’ stature heading up the Modified Field Hockey Program. She establishes a solid foundation among young players in areas of skill development, game knowledge and sportsmanship, all of which are hallmarks of the high school teams she coached for so many years.

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