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Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Cape Ann FHC  prides itself in the caliber and experience of its coaching staff. Our coaching staff is comprised of seasoned veteran’s with both national and international experience, assuring our athletes receive the best training possible. Please click on the pictures to learn more about each of our fabulous coaches!

  • Chris Pothier

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    Chris Pothier
    Owner & Technical Director

    Coach Pothier has been the owner & director of Cape Ann FHC for 7 years, before that he was a head coach for the club for 6 years. Chris’ playing career includes 3 years in the US JR & SR men’s outdoor & indoor program He is the former head coach for Worcester State University where he has seen a spike in the program’s success since his debut, where his first season, finished 3-15 & in 2013, finished with a 12-8 record, a Little East Conference tournament appearance, the program’s first ever ECAC tournament win.

    Chris was also the assistant coach, team manager & video analysis for our US Field Hockey’s Men’s National Program from 2014-2017. During his time with the Men’s National team in 2017, the team earned a program’s first double bronze medal in both the Hockey World League Round 2 in Trinidad & Tobago and also at the 2017 Pan American Cup in Lancaster PA. 

    For two years, Chris has been on the board of directors for the Northeast Premier Hockey non profit organization that has taken on the task to promote adult, collegiate & club hockey in the Northeast.

    A graduate of the University of Southern Maine, with a bachelors in science in Exercise Science, coach Pothier looks to create a professional life-long club for both girls & boys.


  • Ken Dias

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    Ken Dias
    Head Coach

    Ken started coaching high school field hockey in 1994. Over 15 years, he coached 8 Division Champions and 4 State Champions in Rhode Island. Ken developed 17 All State players and 6 NFHCA regional All Americans. In 2012 he completed his USAFH Level II Coaches Certification and is currently a Head Coach in the Northeast Futures Region. He has coached many teams at the National Futures Championship, most recently in 2015. In 2013 Ken led his U16 NFC team to a first place finish winning the gold medal. In that same year he coached one of 8 teams at the Junior Olympics at the University of Michigan. Ken is currently a field hockey umpire working college in Divisions 1, 2, and 3.


  • Nick Richardson

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    Nick Richardson

    Nick Richardson hails from Kents Hill Maine, where he played & coached to start his hockey career. With a dedicated hockey family, his father & sister shared Nick’s passion for the game. Nick has been playing in the US Jr National Program for the better part of 4 years now. He spent 2 years playing over seas in South Africa & Australia. Nicks dedication & passion for the game is extremely apparent & contagious. Having played under the tutelage of Cape Ann directors, Chris Pothier, Nick’s philosophy has ben established along the lines of where Cape Ann is headed. He is currently a sophomore Nursing Student at the St. A’s College in New Hampshire.