Bill Robinson Named Associate Director - Girls Hockey
The good news keeps on coming, Frederick Freeze community! We are thrilled to appoint Bill Robinson as Associate Director - Girls Hockey for the 2023-2024 season, thus removing “interim” from his title. Now, Bill officially joins the Freeze’s Hockey Operations Department alongside newly hired Hockey Director, Patrick St Clair and Associate Hockey Director, Mike O’Neil to continue the growth of Girls hockey with the Frederick Freeze.
Bill’s responsibilities as Associate Director - Girls Hockey will be to oversee all Girls teams for the Freeze, serving as the point of contact for Girls hockey on behalf of the Freeze with the CBHL, AHF and other leagues. Bill will also assist in organizing Girls “Learn to Play” with USA Hockey and PVAHA, and growing Girls hockey in the Frederick area.
Robinson spearheaded the return of Girls hockey to the Frederick Freeze for the 2022-2023 season leading the U12 Freeze Girls as head coach and finishing 2nd in the CBHL Girls Gold (AA) Division. These efforts led the Freeze to field two Girls teams for the 2023-2024 season at U12 and U14 age levels. Robinson will serve as Girls U14 head coach this upcoming season.
Robinson’s coaching experience began with his daughter, Emily, and her U8 youth hockey team. Now, Robinson enters his sixth season as a head coach, third season coaching Girls hockey and second season with the Frederick Freeze.
"Bill will be instrumental to the success of our Girls Hockey program and the growth of girls hockey in Frederick,” said Patrick St Clair, newly appointed Hockey Director. "His strong relationships within the girls hockey community and passion for girls hockey will be valuable for our players, families and organization. I am thrilled to have him as part of the Freeze and our Hockey Operations Department."
Robinson, a native of Philadelphia, has been an active member of the Frederick hockey community as a player, coach, and on-ice official since relocating to the area in 2004. Bill has been a registered USA Hockey on-ice official for over 20 years, including assignments at multiple USA Hockey National Championship events. He has also served as a local scheduler of officials and as a USA Hockey Officiating Instructor.
Bill and his wife, Jenny, live in Boonsboro with their daughters Jillian (17), Emily (13), and Olivia (12). Emily will be dual-rostered with the Freeze Girls U14 and Freeze U14 (Co-Ed) teams this season. Jillian and Olivia compete in cheerleading and volleyball, respectively. When not at the rink, you can find Bill supporting his family at various events, walking his dogs Toby & Basil, and playing golf. Robinson graduated from Jefferson University in Philadelphia, receiving a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business Administration. Outside of hockey, Bill is a project manager for NASA and their SEWP government-wide information technology contract.
The 2023-2024 season is quickly approaching, and our program continues to build momentum with leadership, excitement, and growth. With Bill as Associate Director - Girls Hockey, we can continue to build our girls hockey program and be a leader in the local hockey community for the growth of girls hockey and the Freeze! Please join us in welcoming Bill to this new official role!