Field Hockey Team Gets New Coach

Maria Comerford, Co-Photo Editor, Sophomore

Pelham Memorial High School has a brand new face in the varsity sport system: Anmolak Singh. Coach Singh became the new varsity field hockey coach for Pelham this fall and has quickly become a fixture in Pelican sports.

“Coach Singh really knows the game of field hockey, which is beneficial to the team when he’s coaching us. He has improved our skill as a team a lot,” said Madelyn Dunbar, junior.

Born in India, Coach Singh played professional field hockey for Namdhari Field Hockey Club in India, where he led the team as a captain of this club. Coach Singh won back-to-back national championships at the California Cup in 2007 and 2008. In 2014, he moved from India to the United States where he was one of two coaches to lead the Rye Field Hockey Academy in Mount Kisco, NY. In fall of that same year, Coach Singh coached JV field hockey at John Jay High School in Cross River, NY, and in the summer of 2017, he was hired to come to Pelham. Coach Singh is enjoying the season so far, and is proud of the determination of his players.

“The team has very good connection. At the beginning I had to see their skill set, and although my formation was a little different we really came together as a team,” said Coach Singh.

With new leadership, the field hockey team has an eye on sectionals. If they are able to do this, the team will, no doubt, Singh the praises of their new coach.