Coaches

Kevin Tan

Kevin is in his seventeenth year of coaching for TGT. He has served as Head Coach for Team Pittsburgh (2004-2008), Upper St. Clair (2007-2009), and as an Assistant Coach at Futures (2008), Shady Side Academy (2005-2006), and Oakland Catholic (2003-2004). He is a USAFH accredited Level I Coach. Kevin started playing in Malaysia, representing the state of Johor at the U12, U15, U18, and U21 levels and was selected to the National Juniors Squad.

Laura Peery

Laura is in her seventh year of coaching for TGT. Laura just completed her second year of coaching at Pine Richland High School. In the past, she has also served five years as the Head Coach at Norwin HS. In the spring, she coaches for PYLAX (Pittsburgh Youth Lacrosse), a youth lacrosse team based out of Shady Side Academy. Her playing career took her from North Allegheny HS to Washington & Jefferson where she was a starting forward and helped lead the Presidents to two playoff berths in the Empire 8 Conference and earned First Team All Empire 8 her senior year and Second Team All Empire 8 her junior year. She was the leading scorer her senior year, with 11 goals and 27 points in 20 games, and finished her career with 29 goals and 68 points.

Eloise Irwin

Eloise joined TGT in 2013 and is entering her sixth year of coaching. She has coached four National Indoor Tournament qualification berths including TGT Diamond (2015, 2016), TGT Turquoise (2015, 2016), and TGT Gold (2014 & 2013). Prior to TGT, Eloise coached for Team Pittsburgh (20102012). During her time with Team Pittsburgh Eloise coached both the indoor Under 16’s and Club National Championship under 19’s team. Eloise is an assistant Futures Regional Coach (20102012; 2015present) and is a Level 1 USAFH accredited coach. Eloise was the captain for the Robert Morris University Division 1 team for (20122013), named to the MAAC AllAcademic Team. Eloise was also the first Colonial named to the USA Junior High Performance team representing the Midwest.

Megan Purcell

Megan is in her second year of goalie coaching at TGT. She is currently going into her third year as the goalie coach at North Allegheny High School and her second year as an assistant coach for USFHA Futures and is a Level 1 USAFH accredited coach. She began her coaching career as assistant coach at Seton Hill University from 2011-2013. She played at Pennridge High School and served as a four year starter at Widener University from 20072010 and was named Second Team All Commonwealth Conference in 2008 and First Team All Commonwealth Conference in 2010.

Madelyn Berkley

Madelyn joined TGT in 2013. Maddy has been an indoor coach for TGT for three years now and has take one U19 Team and one U14 team to the National Indoor Tournament. Maddy has served as a coach for Team Pittsburgh (2009-2011) and is currently into her forth year as the Head Coach at North Allegheny HS. She is a USFHA Level 1 Indoor Offical. Maddy has officated PIAA high school games for 5 years. She has also played, officiated and has taken 2 teams to the National Field Hockey Festival. She played at Twin Valley HS, where she was a member of Xcalibur Club (2003-2005), leading her team to Pool A at the NIT’s (2005). She went on to start at NCAA Division I school Robert Morris University where she was voted Team Captain in 2007 and received NCAA Academic Honors in 2006 and 2009.