Amherst Lady Knights 16u

Jay Nolan


I've been coaching youth hockey since 2012, but have been involved in youth hockey, at some capacity, for most of my life. I've coached the Micron through Bantam levels to date; ranging from 6U House, to boys Peewee AAA, and various girls tier 1 and tier 2 teams in-between. I am going into my 7th season coaching in the Amherst Youth Hockey Organization, with stops at the NJPE program, and a couple years as a skating skills & hockey skills coach for the Buffalo Sabres' Hasek's Heroes program, prior to joining AYH.


Prior to coaching, my playing career included a couple WNY youth hockey organizations, 2 years at Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep, 2 years of USHL Junior A, and 3 seasons of NCAA D-III at SUNY Cortland. Various Select Teams, including Boston & Chicago Showcases representing WNY, in addition to Empire State (West Region), and US Development Camp invites. Playing Accolades include 2x State Finalist; 1x National Semi-Finalist; 2x ECAC D-III Rookie of Week nominee


JN with Addy Coaching Headshot

Coaching Accolades

2022 USA Hockey National Championship Participant

Amherst Lady Knights 14u Tier I
Associate Coach

4 NYS Championship Appearances - winning 2 (NYS tier 1 Championships '20 & '22) 


2022 USA Hockey National Championship Participant 

Amherst Knights

LLFHL Peewee BB South Central Ontario Division Champions