Beauts Head Rhea Coach Coad Steps Down


BUFFALO – The Buffalo Beauts and head coach Rhea Coad have parted ways following four seasons. Coad submitted her resignation to the team last week.

Coad began her coaching career with the Beauts as an assistant coach during the 2019-20 Premier Hockey Federation season. She was appointed associate head coach in 2020-21 by former Beauts head coach Pete Perram. Coad was then named the team’s head coach outright beginning with the 2021-22 season and continuing through the conclusion of the 2022-23 PHF regular season.

Under Coad’s tenure as head coach, the team compiled a record of 11-30-3 over those two seasons.

“We wish Rhea the best of luck as she continues her coaching career and we thank her for her four seasons with the Beauts,” said Buffalo GM Nate Oliver. “We are currently conducting a search and are in the process of interviewing candidates to ultimately fill the role of the team’s next head coach.”

About the Buffalo Beauts

The Buffalo Beauts are a professional women's ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York and competing in the Premier Hockey Federation (formerly the National Women’s Hockey League). The Beauts are one of the Founding Four teams that stepped on the ice in 2015 and the 2017 Isobel Cup Champions. The team is owned and operated by NLTT Hockey Ventures. Visit to learn more.

About Premier Hockey Federation (PHF)

The PHF is the leading home of professional women’s hockey in North America. Established in 2015 as the National Women’s Hockey League, the NWHL rebranded to become the PHF in 2021 and maintains the mission to provide strong role models and fuel the continued growth of the sport. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, and the Toronto Six who all compete annually for the Isobel Cup.

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