Coaching

Hockey Director, Jimmy Warrick

Jimmy Warrick is in his first year as Hockey Director at Winnetka. Since 2019, Warrick has served as the Assistant Hockey Director at the Winter Club of Lake Forest, IL where he has coached teams at every age group, developed and expanded the learn-to-play program, and managed day-to-day operations of the club. 

Warrick has also served as a Head Coach of the Lake Forest High School Junior Varsity Blue team and Assistant Coach of the Varsity Gold team. He joined the program in 2020.

A native of the Chicago North Shore, Warrick started his youth hockey career with the Skokie and Northbrook youth programs before going on to play high school hockey at Shattuck St. Mary School in Faribault, Minnesota. He went on to play junior hockey for the New York Aviators of the USPHL, where he led the league in scoring and earned MVP honors in the 2015-16 season.

After completing one season at the NCAA Division 3 Aurora University Spartans, he embarked on a career in coaching and player development with the Chicago Young Americans (now the Windy City Storm). He also scouted local youth hockey talent for the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL and the London Knights in the OHL.

Jimmy Warrick

Hockey Director

Assistant Hockey Director, Charlie Widmar

Coach Widmar is the Assistant Hockey Director for the WHC. He is in his 6th year of coaching (4th at Winnetka). In addition to coaching with the club, he spent the last 3 seasons coaching with the Loyola Academy High School program. Prior to coaching, Charlie played his youth hockey split between Eagan, MN and Northbrook, IL.  Following his junior hockey years, Charlie went on to play college hockey at St. Olaf College (NCAA Division 3).

Charlie Widmar

Assistant Hockey Director

2024-25 Travel Coaching Line Up

Head Coaches:

Coming Soon for Mites, Squirts and Pee Wees

Bantam teams will play for the joint between Winnetka Hockey Club and Wilmette Junior Trevians known as North Shore Hockey Club.


Volunteer Coaches

Being a volunteer coach is a great way to get involved on the ice with your child. All house league teams are coached by parents and there are opportunities for parents to be assistant coaches on travel teams as well. Reach out to Hockey Director Jimmy Warrick if you are interested.

Jimmy Warrick

Hockey Director

Nick Schaefer

This will be my 6th year coaching hockey, 1st at Winnetka. Previously, I have coached the last 4 years with the Chicago Jets CSDHL teams and 1 year with Wilmette Hockey. I've had the pleasure to coach alongside a couple of NHL Players (Jeremy Morin, Brian Noonan) and many great coaches within the state. I grew up in Deerfield, skated for the Northbrook Bluehawks (played with both Directors of Hockey, Jimmy Warrick & Charlie Widmar), Wilmette Braves, played 4 Years of Varsity & Prep Hockey for Loyola Gold, and 1 year of Junior Hockey in the EJHL. 

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