Hockey Operations

Jesse Kallechy, Head Coach and Director of Hockey Ops

The 2019-2020 season is the second as the Marksmen Head Coach for the native of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. Kallechy, 29, took the Marksmen to the post-season for the first time in team history in 2018-2019, posting their winningest record as a team.

Prior to stepping behind the bench for the Marksmen, Kallechy spent three seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Huntsville Havoc. He was a professional goalie, suiting up for four different SPHL clubs (Knoxville, Pensacola, Louisiana, Huntsville), over the course of a four year playing career (2011-2015).


Cory Melkert, Assistant Coach

The 2019-2020 season is Cory Melkert’s first as the Marksmen Assistant Coach, after a four-year professional hockey playing career.

Melkert came to the Marksmen halfway through the 2018-2019 season, and immediately bolstered the team’s defensive-core. In his professional hockey career between the SPHL and Germany3, Melkert played in over 170 games.

This will be the first time working behind the bench for the 28-year-old native of Kenmore, Ontario.

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Ryan Sanford, Equipment Manager

The 2019-2020 season is Ryan ‘Sandbox’ Sanford’s first as the Marksmen Equipment Manager.

Sanford comes to the Marksmen after serving two seasons as the Head Equipment Manager of the Charlotte Rush (USPHL-Premier), where he previously spent his Junior playing career. Sanford won a Championship with the team in 2017, while serving as the Assistant Equipment Manager.

This will be the first stint in professional hockey for the native of Indian Trail, NC.

Kyle Sherrill, Head Athletic Trainer

The 2019-2020 season is Kyle Sherrill’s third with the Marksmen as the Head Athletic Trainer. He has been involved in minor league hockey in Fayetteville since 2007.

A native of Red Springs, NC, Kyle earned his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Methodist University (Fayetteville, NC). He also minored in Physical Education as well as Strength and Conditioning. He has been a BOC certified Athletic Trainer since 2008.

He was a member of the medical staff for the Fayetteville FireAntz, SPHL championship season (2006-07), and the FireAntz Regular Season Championship (2012). He was also a member of medical staff for the Fayetteville Guard, NIFL Championship season (2007) and the Cape Fear Heroes AIF Championship Season (2012), SIF Championship Season (2017).

Along with his passion of working with professional athletes, Kyle also enjoys providing athletic training services youth athletes in the Cape Fear region. Kyle has been a member of the NATA since 2005 and enjoys using his knowledge to educate the community in sports medicine.