Meet the Hockey Worldwide Team!
Hayley Williams is the founder and head coach of Hockey Worldwide Academy.
She is an American-Hungarian dual citizen and plays for the Hungarian Women's National Team. She is also in her 9th professional season, and is an assistant captain for KMH Hokiklub Budapest in the European Women's Hockey League.
Hayley makes her living solely in ice hockey, is truly living her dream life all because she fell in love with a game, and she is determined to help the future generation of female hockey players make their dream team by teaching, training, and inspiring them to become strong, skilled, and confident, both on and off the ice. 🏒
Madie Leidt is the Associate Program Director for Hockey Worldwide's Central Glory Program.
She is a professional hockey player and an assistant captain for KMH Hokiklub Budapest in the European Women's Hockey League.
Madie was a two-time captain of the Middlebury College ice hockey team and led them to an NCAA championship in 2022.
Her love for the game does not stop at playing, it continues in her passion for coaching and training young hockey players.
She is so excited to be part of the Hockey Worldwide and Central Glory communities in 2024!
Kathryn Kennedy has been a lead on and off ice coach at Hockey Worldwide since its inception.
During the season, Kathryn coaches the Stoney Creek Sabres U15AA team, and helped lead them to a provincial championship in 2023.
She played professionally for MAC Budapest in the EWHL, as well as two Swedish seasons, one with Leksand IF Hockey Club in the Swedish Women's Hockey League (SDHL), and one with Karlskrona Hockey Club.
Before her professional career, Kathryn played NCAA D1 at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
Kathryn has a strong passion for the game as both a coach and a player. She loves helping youth hockey players develop and reach their ultimate hockey and life goals.
Brad Garney was the Varsity Head Coach for Lake Central High School (Indiana), from 2017-2022, where the team had 3 Division 1 National Championships appearances and 3 league championships.
He has been coaching youth and midget level hockey players since 2011, seeing many of his players advance to NCAA D1& D3, ACHA, Junior, AAA/AA levels.
Brad has teamed up with Hayley for the past couple spring/summers in the girls youth hockey niche, and is excited to be part of the Hockey Worldwide & Central Glory team!
He recently took a break from coaching in the regular season, as he and his wife, Kate, welcomed their first child, Brooks, in June 2022.
Kim Nelczyk is the Head Coach for University of Illinois Women's Hockey Team and is also the lead Strength and Conditioning coach for the Indiana Youth Hockey Association Girl's 12u-19u teams.
Nelczyk's collegiate athletic career consisted of playing NCAA D1 hockey and competing in track and field for Union College. Nelczyk transferred to University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign and finished her career with UIUC's club hockey team and also played Big Ten rugby.
She is motivated to provide a strong structure and foundation for young female hockey players and encourages them to be the strongest and most confident version of themselves both on and off the ice.