Hockey Operations

Jesse Kallechy, Head Coach and Director of Hockey Ops

The 2018-2019 season is the first as the Marksmen Head Coach for the native of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. Kallechy comes to the Marksmen following a three year stint as an assistant coach with the Huntsville Havoc, including a President’s Cup Championship, during the 2017/18 season.

Prior to stepping behind the bench, Kallechy donned goalie paraphernalia, suiting up for four different SPHL clubs (Knoxville, Pensacola, Louisiana, Huntsville), over the course of a four year playing career (2011-2015). During that span, the 28-year-old registered a 3.15 goals against average, accompanied by an 89.6% save percentage.

Player inquiries: jkallechy@marksmenhockey.com

Peter Worrell, Assistant Coach


The 2018-2019 season is Peter Worrell’s first with the Marksmen, and eighth in coaching (Florida Atlantic, 2010-2018).

 

Worrell is a former-professional hockey player, who spent six seasons in the National Hockey League (Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche), American Hockey League, and ECHL (Charlotte Checkers). During this time, Worrell, at 6’7″ and 250 pounds, was a feared enforcer who held the single-season record for fights. Never one to step down from a challenge, Worrell was a force to be reckoned with and a true representative of the grit and toughness in hockey.

Following the end of his playing career, Worrell would move to Boca Raton and start his Prep and Collegiate coaching careers, most recently serving as the long-time head coach of the Florida Atlantic University American Collegiate Hockey Association’s Division 3 program, leading them to the regional tournament twice in one of the best regions in college hockey (ACHA D3 South).

Worrell will serve as the assistant coach, serving under Coach Jesse Kallechy and helping to toughen up the Marksmen into becoming seasoned-professionals.

For inquires, please contact Coach Worrell at PWorrell@MarksmenHockey.com.

Ray Sterling, Equipment Manager

The 2018-2019 season is Ray Sterling’s first with the Marksmen, with over 25 years of experience in professional sports.

 

Hailing from Palo Alto, California, Sterling attended Fullerton College in Fullerton, CA where he studied Criminal Justice. After working through High School and College around local sports locker rooms, he eventually worked his way up to experience in the NFL, NBA, and MLB.

Prior to joining the Marksmen, Sterling spent two seasons as the Equipment Manager with the SPHL’s Ronaoke Rail Yard Dawgs, with the previous three seasons as the Locker Room and Visiting Team Attendant for the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Sterling can be reached via email, RSterling@MarksmenHockey.com

Kyle Sherrill, Head Athletic Trainer

The 2018-2019 season is Kyle Sherrills’ second 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.