Head Coach – Dan Armstrong
A Garden State native, Coach Armstrong grew up in Hillsborough, NJ, where he played youth travel hockey for the Bridgewater Bears. After two years at his public high school without a team, he transferred to The Pingry School where he helped lead them to the state tournament. Playing for New Jersey Hockey Hall of Fame coach John Magadini, Coach Armstrong was named the captain his senior year and was the recipient of the Boys Varsity Ice Hockey award as well as the inaugural John Magadini Hammer award.
After Pingry, Coach Armstrong attended Babson College in Wellesley, MA. As a freshman, he was a leading scorer for the ACHA club hockey team before an injury ended his playing career. He went on to major in Finance and after several years of being a consultant, is currently a Finance Manager for the Trade Division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. He lives with his fiance’ Amber, a student at Ole Miss pursuing her PhD in English, and his two dogs.
Coach Armstrong arrived in Oxford in the summer of 2015, and and after a season as the assistant coach has been promoted to Head Coach while former Head Coach Angelo Rosena is now the General Manager. He also leads the Ole Miss Hockey recruiting efforts.
Assistant Coach – Phil Jacquot
Phil Jacquot grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and played travel hockey for the Meramec Sharks. Phil then played 4 years of Varsity hockey for Oakville High School. During that time, Phil played travel hockey for Affton Americans.
Phil came to Ole Miss in 2011, where he studied Special Education and played hockey all 4 years. Jacquot played defense for the Rebels and was selected for the All-SEC Selects team his Junior year. In his Senior year, Phil was selected for 3rd All-SEC Team.
Currently, Phil teaches Special Education in the Oxford School District. Phil is excited to begin coaching for his Alma Malter and looks to help the team build on their previous success.
General Manager – Angelo Rosena
Raised in Mercer County, NJ Coach Rosena played youth travel hockey with the Lawrence Flames. Moving onto High, 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 junior hockey, 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 as an assistant coach and help the Rebels to their first National Tournament berth in just the fourth season of the program’s history. In the Fall of 2013, Angelo stepped up as the head coach of the Ole Miss Hockey Program. He has continued the success of the team by leading the boys to two more National Tournament appearances in 2014 and 2015.
Angelo has been one of the program’s keys to success, was the 2014 recipient of the ACHA D3 South Region Coach of the Year award, and after several successful years behind the bench will now be transitioning to General Manager.
Founder – Colin Knight
Coach Knight is originally from East Greenwich, RI. Coach Knight along with Coach Kristian Skou and Cody Johnson helped start the team in 2009. Coach Knight played for the Ole Miss Rebels for 2.5 seasons 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 as the an assistant coach and helped the team return to the ACHA D3 National Tournament in 2013 and 2014. After 2014, Colin joined the United States Navy and is now an officer.