EHS FH 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.
Coach Fischer | Varsity Head Coach | 2016 Section V FH Division 2 Coach of the Year - 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.
Coach Devine | JV Coach - Coach Devine is a graduate of Nazareth College and holds a Master’s Degree in the area of Occupational Therapy. Coach Divine brings nine years of field hockey playing experience to her new role as JV Coach. She played field hockey in the Cazenovia area for Cazenovia High School and for Nazareth College where she was a goalie throughout her career. She won two state championships with Cazenovia High School and was co-captain of the Nazareth College Field Hockey team her senior year. Coach Devine has coached learn-to-play-camps to introduce elementary girls to the sport of field hockey and was the assistant Varsity coach for Gates-Chili last season. She is currently a full-time Occupational Therapist for Clinical Associates of the Finger Lakes. We are pleased to welcome Coach Devine to the EHS Field Hockey coaching staff.
Coach 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 distinguishedcoaching 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.