Coaching Staff

Head Coach Angelo Rosena

Raised in Mercer County, NJ Coach Rosena played youth travel hockey with the Lawrence Flames. Moving onto High School Hockey Coach Rosena played 4 years on Varsity at Hamilton High School North – Nottingham and was Captain his Senior year.

Coach Rosena played 2 years of Juniors in the CHA: 1 year with the Tri-State Selects (Warminster, PA) and 1 year with the New Jersey Titans (Wall Township, NJ). After Juniors, Coach Rosena attended two years at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY; helping lead the team to their National Tournament both years.

Coach Rosena transferred to The University of Mississippi after his two years at Hudson Valley. He played two years as an Assistant Captain with the Ole Miss Rebels.

Coach Rosena stepped behind the bench in the Spring of 2013 and took over Head Coaching duties during the Fall semester of 2013.  During his time he has coached the Ice Rebels in Regionals and Nationals.

 

 

Head Coach Kristian Skou

Coach Skou was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark where he started playing hockey at the age of 5.  Coach Skou’s hockey career has taken him many places, and some of his accomplishments include:

  • 2011 – Named Head Coach for Mississippi Ice Rebels
  • 2010 – Goalie/Interim Head Coach for Mississippi Ice Rebels
  • 2009-10 – Goalie/Asst Coach for Mississippi Ice Rebels
  • 2001-03 – Goalie for the Tupelo T-Rex Jr. A (AWHL) Tupelo, MS
  • 2000-02 – Selected for the U20 Danish National Team
  • 2000 – Won the CSHL with the Columbus Crush
  • 1999-2000 – Played in Junior B National Championships with the Columbus Crush
  • 1999-2001 – Goalie for Columbus Crush Jr. B (CSHL) Columbus, OH
  • 1998-2000 – Selected for the U18 Danish National Team
  • 1998-99 – Played in the World Junior Championships for Danish National Team

In 2004 Coach Skou retired from hockey and settled down in Tupelo, MS. While in Tupelo he helped coach gymnastics from 2001 – 2005 helping coach several members of the National TOPs gymnastics team; including the number one 7 year-old gymnast in the U.S. in 2003.

In 2009 after 5 years away from hockey, Coach Skou helped Cody Johnson and Colin Knight start the Ole Miss Ice Hockey program where he served as goalie/Assistant Coach for the Rebels Inaugural Season as well as the Vice President on the Board of Directors. At the start of the 2010 season he stepped down from the Assistant Coach position to concentrate on playing goal, but was asked to take over as the Head Coach in January of 2011 to finish out the rest of the season. Coach Skou has continued as Head Coach through the current season when he and Coach Rosena began to share duties with Coach Skou’s new commitments with work. Coach Skou is still active with the team and attends all practices/games that he can.

Head of Recruitment Colin Knight

Coach Knight is originally from East Greenwich, RI. Coach Knight along with Coach Skou and Cody Johnson helped start the team in 2009. Coach Knight played for the Ole Miss Rebels for 2.5 season before accepting a job with the Cleveland Indians and later moved on with the Nashville Predators. Coach Knight returned to the Rebels program in 2013 and helped run the Forwards behind the bench.

Coach Knight has been recruiting for the Rebels since day 1 of the program and if you are interested in joining the Rebels program please reach out to Coach Knight at 401-465-1829 or olemisshockey@go.olemiss.edu

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