For the 2022-23 Season, the RRYHA is proud to announce the addition of three new coaches to our program.
Alvernia University NCAA Div III
Joely Griffith is joining the program as the Assistant Director of Youth Hockey with an emphasis on female player development. Joely is a Berks County native, played three seasons with Alvernia University (NCAA DIII), and was the hockey program’s first graduate. Joely has a B.A. in Media Design and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership. Joely also plays with the USA Women’s Deaf Team of the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA).
Wester Michigan University NCAA Div I
Another addition to our coaching staff is Lukas Samuelsson who joins as an Assistant Youth Hockey Coach emphasizing Skill Clinics and Reading Royals Player Involvement. Lukas is from Voorhees, New Jersey, and played four years at Western Michigan University (NCAA DI) while graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and a Minor in General Business. Lukas also serves as the Reading Royals’ Third Coach and Video Coach.
Summer Intern – Freedonia University NCAA Div III
Our third member is Bryce Witman who joins us as a Summer Intern. Bryce is also a Berks County native who began his youth hockey career with the Reading Junior Royals. Bryce is currently studying at Fredonia State University and is a member of their hockey team (NCAA DIII). Bryce also played in the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and the Northern American Hockey League (NAHL) before attending Fredonia State and will bring a wealth of elite hockey knowledge to the program in his role as a coach.