Hockey Staff

Jamie Russell

General Manager / Head Coach

Russell, 50, spent two seasons (2014-16) with the Elmira Jackals (ECHL) as their head coach and director of hockey operations and compiled a record of 69-66-12.  Prior to his time in Elmira, Russell spent three seasons from 2011-14 at Providence College (Hockey East) as an assistant coach and helped guide the Friars to their first NCAA tournament in 13 seasons in 2014.

The native of Kamloops, BC spent eight seasons at Michigan Tech (WCHA) as a head coach from 2003-11 and was named the 2007 WCHA Coach of the Year. Russell has also served as an assistant coach at Cornell University (1999-2003) and Ferris State University (1994-99).

Prior to his coaching career, Jamie played collegiate hockey at Michigan Tech from 1987-89 before turning pro and playing two seasons in Winston Salem (ECHL) in 1989-91.  Russell also played defense for the Binghamton Whalers during the 1989-90 season. Jamie has a Master of Business Administration from Lake Superior State University and a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan Technology University.

Russell and his wife, Linda, have three sons (Ben 18, Charlie 13, Graeme 11) and are expected to move to central Massachusetts before the start of the 2017-18 season.

Terry Bangen

Assistant Coach

Bangen, 66, joins the Railers HC after spending the last three seasons (2014-17) with the Kamloops Blazers (WHL) as an assistant coach.  A coaching veteran with 29 years of experience, Bangen has also served as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks (NHL) in 1996-1998 and served as the Blazers assistant coach in 1990-95 where they won the Memorial Cup in 1992, 1994, and 1995.

Bangen’s lengthy resume includes scouting for NHL Central Scouting and serving as an instructor for the NY Rangers (NHL) summer development camps.   Bangen was the head coach at Thompson Rivers University for 11 years and head coach as McGill University for one season.  In addition, Terry worked with the Tri City Americans (WHL) for 10 years as the director of player personnel (2005-10) and the senior advisor to hockey operations (2010-14).

Terry was the assistant coach of the 1996 Canadian National Junior Team that defeated Team USA 5-1 at the DCU Center.  He served as the general manager for Team Canada’s U18 team that won a gold medal at the Ivan Hlinka tournament in 2001.  Bangen also won gold for Team Canada in 1994 (assistant coach U18) and 1996 (assistant coach National Junior).

Rob Tagle

Head Athletic Trainer

Rob joins the Worcester Railers HC as Head Athletic Trainer after spending the last year as the athletic trainer for the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League.

The native of West Freehold, N.J. previously worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. He has also held positions with the Philadelphia Soul (AFL), Saint Joseph’s University, and Cabrini College as an athletic training intern and at the TopSpeed Performance School as a strength coach.

Prior to receiving his Masters of Science degree in Athletic Training at East Stroudsburg University, Tagle originally attended school at UMass-Boston and graduated from Neumann University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training/Strength and Conditioning in 2015, where he was also a three-year defenseman with Knights lacrosse and a three-time honoree on the Colonial States Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.

Jeremy Holloway

Head Equipment Manager

Jeremy joins the Worcester Railers HC as the Head Equipment Manager after spending the last five seasons as the Head Equipment Manager for the now defunct Elmira Jackals (ECHL), which included two seasons under head coach Jamie Russell.

The Monroe Center, Illinois native brings over 10 years of experience of working as a hockey equipment manager, which includes positions with the Rockford Icehogs (AHL), Bloomington Prarie Thunder (IHL), and the Elmira Jackals (ECHL).

Holloway also served as the clubhouse manager for the Texas Airhogs (American Association) in 2016, and spent three seasons (2013-15) as the clubhouse manager for the Rockford Aviators (Frontier League).