U.S. women’s captain Kendall Coyne Schofield joins Chicago Blackhawks as player development coach

The Chicago Blackhawks hired U.S. women’s national team captain Kendall Coyne Schofield as a player development coach and promoted Meghan Hunter, previously general manager Stan Bowman’s executive assistant, to director of hockey administration and amateur scout, the team announced on Monday.

The news comes 10 days after Kim Ng was named general manager of MLB’s Miami Marlins, becoming the first female GM of a major men’s professional sports team in North America. The Blackhawks now have three women working in their hockey operations department, as Mary DeBartolo, a coordinator in hockey analytics, was hired last year.

Coyne Schofield told ESPN it would be “a dream come true” to become an NHL GM one day, while Bowman said DeBartolo and Hunter both have aspirations of climbing the ranks in an NHL front office.

“It’s long overdue in my mind,” Bowman said. “It’s something that’s important to me. These three women are good hockey minds and it’s important to give them chances to take on bigger roles over the coming years.”

Asked why women traditionally have not been represented in hockey operations departments, Bowman said: “I don’t think there was ever a conscious movement to deny women, at least that wasn’t my experience. But I also don’t think there was as much emphasis on seeking out how they can help. I think too much of the same is not really helpful. There’s plenty of great former players and men who could contribute, but these women bring something different to the table — different perspective, different experience — and that’s why I think it’s long overdue.”

Coyne Schofield, 28, who is still an active player, has a dual role with the Blackhawks. She will also serve as a youth hockey growth specialist, continuing to lead her all-girls youth program, the Golden Coynes.

Coyne Schofield, who first interned with the Blackhawks communications department while studying at Northeastern University, has dabbled in several career paths in hockey, including doing color commentary for San Jose Sharks games last season. She will give up the Sharks gig this season due to her commitment with the Blackhawks but will continue to work Notre Dame games for NBC this season. She has yet to talk with NBC about her role on national NHL broadcasts going forward.

As a player development coach, Coyne Schofield will develop relationships with Chicago’s prospects, who are scattered all over the world. According to assistant GM Mark Eaton, Coyne Schofield’s responsibilities will include providing scouting reports, breaking down film, conducting virtual video sessions with the prospects and being on the ice in Rockford, Illinois, for practices with the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate.

“Knowing there are going to be people watching me on the ice, and seeing a woman in a coaching role, just shows what’s possible for the next generation,” Coyne Schofield said. “That’s what excites me.”

Eaton said the fact that Coyne Schofield is still going through the rigors of competing at an elite level will allow her to relate to prospects, while also giving

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Jake Taylor: Exeter City captain celebrates wedding with best scoring run of his career

Jake Taylor
Jake Taylor had a lot to smile about at the final whistle of his side’s win over Crawley Town – his first goal in eight months and his last game as a single man

Tuesday night, score in a comeback win. Wednesday, get married. Take Thursday off with your new wife. Friday, training. Saturday, score in another win.

Exeter City captain Jake Taylor had a wedding week like no other last month.

The 28-year-old managed to sandwich his nuptials in between the best goalscoring run of his career as he found the net four times in five games for the League Two club and was named his side’s Player of the Month for October to boot.

“October was definitely a good month for me personally,” Taylor told BBC Radio Devon, as he prepared for his side’s clash with Oldham Athletic this weekend.

Having scored for the first time this season in a 2-1 win over Crawley on Tuesday 20 October, Taylor soon had other things on his mind.

“In his team talk after the game he (manager Matt Taylor) said ‘Jake, I’ll see you on Friday’, the rest of you are in on Thursday, so thankfully he gave me a bit of time to recover after my wedding,” recalled Taylor of the day before his big day.

“Then I went back in on Friday and we got another really good result on the Saturday, so it really couldn’t have gone a lot better for me. It was nice for Matt to give me an extra day off.”

‘Different’ day was ‘fantastic’

Jake Taylor
Taylor was overjoyed to score against Scunthorpe United in his first game as a married man

The manic week in October for the former Reading youngster came about as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Not only has it played havoc with football’s fixture lists, but also with plans for people’s personal lives all over the world.

“Getting married was fantastic,” said Taylor. “We were planning it a little bit differently, but the way it came about and the day itself was fantastic as well.

“We were supposed to be getting married in June and obviously we couldn’t because of the pandemic, so we moved it around March-time hoping that in October things might be a little bit better by then.

“Obviously numbers went down to 30 and then when we finally got married it was 15, so it was just 15 close family and friends.

“It wasn’t quite how we planned, but the day itself couldn’t have gone any better and we had a really good day.”

Taylor is third in Exeter’s goalscoring charts so far this season, with the Grecians on a 13-game unbeaten run that is the best in the top five divisions of English football and has put them just one point outside the automatic promotion places, and four off leaders Newport County.

“We’ve played some good teams so far as well, so it’s important to be really hard to beat,” he said.

“If we’re

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Fire captain fatally shot accepting guns as gift from friend, Palm Beach Gardens police say

James Gilliard, a Palm Beach County Fire Rescue veteran of 21 years, was killed in a shooting in Palm Beach Gardens

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| Palm Beach Post

PALM BEACH GARDENS — Hurry, the man told police dispatchers. I just shot my friend.

City police came to Jay Rind’s Palm Beach Gardens home, then drove Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Capt. James Gilliard to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach. Gilliard later died, and now Rind is charged with manslaughter.

Rind, 63, was booked Wednesday night at the Palm Beach County Jail in Monday’s fatal shooting. In court Thursday morning at the jail, records show, Circuit Judge Laura Johnson set Rind’s bail at $20,000 and ordered him to surrender his “travel documents,” such as his passport. Rind’s next hearing is set for Dec. 4.

Gilliard, 48, of Stuart, had spent 21 years at Fire-Rescue. A GoFundMe webpage was set up Wednesday to raise $15,000 for Gilliard’s wife, daughter and son. By Thursday afternoon, it had raised more than $22,000.

“James was one of a kind,” one contributor posted.

According to a police report, Rind called at about 8:15 p.m. Monday from his home in the 4500 block of Artesa Way S. in the Cielo neighborhood near Donald Ross Road and Military Trail. 

Rind said he’d been showing Gilliard the handgun, which he planned to give the firefighter, when it went off. A bullet struck Gilliard in the torso.

Rind said he buys and sell jewelry and had met Gilliard about four years ago, when Gilliard owned a pawn shop. He said Gilliard had picked him up the night of the shooting for dinner at the Bonefish Grill on PGA Boulevard, at which he drank no alcohol and Gilliard had a glass of wine.

Back at his home, Rind said, he told Gilliard he was offering him “a deal of his lifetime.” He said he was moving to Mexico and wanted to give Gilliard his two guns. Rind said he was about 4 feet away from Gilliard, holding one of the guns, showing it was empty, when it went off.

The report said police found a Taurus 87 .38-caliber revolver, loaded with three rounds, one live and one fired. It was atop a desk in a second floor-living room, where Rind said he’d laid it after the shooting.  

A second gun was found inside a drawer of the desk and a third in a second-floor bedroom. The report does not describe those two weapons.

Police asked Rind about his knowledge of firearms. He said he’d been to a shooting range four times.

Rind denied any kind of argument between the two.

Gilliard’s wife confirmed to police that her husband and Rind had met to discuss a purchase of guns.

Rind is charged with manslaughter, a second-degree felony that could bring 15 years in prison, as well as improper exhibition of a firearm, a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

Calls and texts to

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Wedding Of Princess Anne And Captain Mark Phillips

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