Jeff has joined the NextGen AAA Hockey Program to assist in skills development, recruitment of participants and to serve as an advisor to both parents and program participants to ensure adherence with NCAA D1 and D3 requirements. Jeff Devenney began his coaching career in 2008 as Head coach of the Brewster Bulldogs of the Junior B-Empire league that spanned seven seasons. During his tenure he went on to serve as Head of Player Development and Skills for the Brewster Ice Arena and its affiliated programs and Associate Head Coach Of the NY Applecore Jr A League. In 2010, Jeff began coaching the Pee Wee Rangers, the select team that represents the NY Rangers in the Quebec International PeeWee Tournament. In a memorable six seasons, the team won the championship for the first time and have had five other top 10 finishes including two trips to the semi-finals! Beginning in 2015, Jeff transitioned to the Mid-Fairfield Rangers where he currently serves as Head of Player Development and Skills for its nationally ranked U8-U15 travel programs. In two seasons as U14 head coach, Jeff has helped both teams qualify for the Nationals. Throughout his coaching and mentoring career, Jeff has facilitated the development of many NCAA D1 and D3, NTDP, Junior Hockey and NHL prospects including leading the pre-season workouts for the New York Rangers.
Academic Program Director
Loretta Morante-Rhodes is currently head of Middle School Jump Start at York Prep in New York City. She began her teaching career in Rome, Italy where she taught English as a Second Language. Subsequently, she earned her B.S. in Special Education/Humanities, as well as her M.S., and holds a Professional Academic Teaching License from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ms. Morante-Rhodes is also a certified Wilson Reading Specialist. She is committed to life-long learning and on-going professional development. This is her second year as part of the York Prep community. Prior to York Prep Mrs. Morante-Rhodes lectured at Kirklees College in West Yorkshire, in the Dyslexia and Sensory Support Learning Workshop. There she worked with students aged fourteen and up. While in the UK, she earned an additional qualification and membership with the British Psychological Society. Ms. Morante-Rhodes loves to spend time in Italy whenever possible. She also loves opera. Ms. Morante-Rhodes earned both her B.S. and M.S from Lesley University.