Our carefully selected staff is designed to provide a breadth of both experience and expertise to campers at Summit Hockey Camps. Our coaches are committed to learning from each other and working together to provide a camp experience unlike any other in the world.
Jim Plumer
Over the past 18 years, Coach Plumer has ascended the ranks of Women’s College Hockey to become the current head coach at the University of Vermont, where he has led the Catamounts to Hockey East semifinal appearances in 2014 and 2017 and a record-breaking 18 wins in 2013-14. Prior to his current post, Plumer built Division III Amherst into a national powerhouse, capturing back-to-back Division III National Championships in 2009 and 2010 and amassing a winning percentage of .681 in nine seasons. Plumer was named Hockey East Coach of the Year in 2014 and New England Hockey Writers Division 1 Women’s Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2017. Plumer was also named Division III National Coach of the Year in 2009.
Brent Hill
Brent has been coaching high-level female hockey for over 10 years. He currently serves as the Director of Girls Hockey and Head Coach of the U-16 elite girls team at Selects Academy at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, NY. Prior to Selects, Brent spent eight years as an assistant women’s hockey coach at Division Merrimack College and RPI. Most recently, at Merrimack, he was instrumental in the start-up of their Division 1 women’s team, recruiting the inaugural team which advanced to the Hockey East playoffs in two of their first four years of existence. He also served as an assistant coach to Team USA’s U-18 gold-medal winning team in 2015.
Meghan Gillis
Meghan is currently in her 8th season as the Head Coach at Williams College, one of the top Division III programs in the NCAA. In just her third season at Williams Gillis was named NESCAC coach of the year for leading her team to the 2014 NESCAC championship and their second-ever berth in the NCAA playoffs. Prior to being named as Williams coach, she served as the head coach the Pomfret School for two years and the year prior served as an Assistant Coach at Amherst College as they claimed the Division III National Championship in 2009. Originally from Nova Scotia, Gillis was a highly decorated player at Bowdoin College where she was NESCAC Rookie of the Year, a three-time all-conference player as well as All-American her senior year.
Taylor Willard
Taylor joins us for the first time as a coach, after assisting with camp the last two years in a counselor role. She is a 2018 graduate of UVM, where was twice named to the Hockey East all-star team. She is beginning her coaching career while she continues playing hockey professionally. Last season Willard was a rookie with Les Canadiennes de Montreal, runner up in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. A native of Naperville, IL, Willard played club hockey as part of the prestigious Chicago Mission organization and represented Team USA at the 2013 U-18 World Championships, winning a silver medal in Finland.
Additional Staff To Be Announced