Doug Holewa & Chris Collins
Irondequoit, N.Y. – Bishop Kearney is pleased to announce Doug Holewa as Program Operations Director & Chris Collins as Hockey Director to lead the new boys’ hockey program. Holewa comes to Bishop Kearney from South Kent Selects Academy, where he served as Hockey Director, assisting Selects Academy to capture the 2018-2019 U18 National Championship and 2019-2020 15-Only New England District Championship. Prior to joining Selects, Doug was a member of the New York Islanders (AHL/NHL), Lake Superior State University (NCAA DI), and the U.S. Marine Corps. Doug completed his undergraduate degree at Connecticut College (NCAA DIII) where he played both Men’s Ice Hockey and Lacrosse over four years and earned Cum Laude honors. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer, Holewa completed his education by receiving a Master’s Degree in Education from Columbia University.
A native of Rochester, NY, Chris Collins was a standout player at Boston College (NCAA DI). His senior year, he led the nation in scoring and was runner-up for the Hobey Baker Award. After graduation, he signed an NHL contract with the Boston Bruins and played in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Providence Bruins. Chris went on to have an eight-year professional career, signing with two different NHL organizations and playing in both the Finish and German Elite Leagues. After retiring in 2013-14, Chris returned to Rochester and Co-founded The Evolve Sports Group, a Rochester based training company specializing in Player Development and Advancement. Additionally, Chris founded the Rochester Coalition (ROCO) Midget Program which in its third season, has quickly become a success. ROCO teams are consistently ranked as a part of the top-20 teams in the nation and have placed numerous players into Division I programs.
About Bishop Kearney High School: Bishop Kearney High School, a Golisano Education Partner (www.bkhs.org), is a private Roman Catholic, co-educational school located in Irondequoit, N.Y. The school currently educates students in grades six through twelve. It is nationally recognized for providing a quality college preparatory program in a values-based family environment.