Coaching Staff


      Al Gallo –  Head CoachGallo_HS_2015

Originally from Montvale, NJ and a University of Delaware graduate, Al has over 12 years of experience coaching and supporting local Delaware hockey organizations. 2018-19 marks his 4 th season with the UD Women’s Ice Hockey Team.  He is a USA Hockey Certified Level 4 coach and served as a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach for 6 years with the Jr. Blue Hens. Prior to that, he helped build the Wilmington Nighthawks Youth Hockey organization at the Skating Club of Wilmington, serving as Head Coach, Assistant Coach, President, and Treasurer during his 6-year tenure.  For over 10 years, Al has been a board member with the Open Net Foundation, which has brought the local hockey community together to support children with health issues. When he is not coaching or playing hockey, Al is an Assistant Vice President with Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. Al and his family reside in Hockessin, DE.

Katie Smith – CoachKS

Katie is a 2015 graduate of the University of Delaware and former player of the women’s ice hockey team. She is a USA Hockey certified Level 4 coach. From 2013-2016 Katie was an assistant coach for the Quakers Girls’ Ice Hockey Program with the U16 and U19 teams. She resides in Newtown Square, PA.