Meet our Coaching Staff

Head Coach


Ahmed Elmaghraby

New Heights Head Coach Ahmed Elmaghraby is a decorated hockey player in both Egypt and the United States. During his illustrious career, Ahmed competed for Egypt in two World Cups and for the United States in the 1996 Olympic Games . He has established himself as an elite youth coach on the national level, training players for New Heights in northern NJ and for the US National Indoor team, winners of the 2017 Pan American Games. 

Elmaghraby was named to the Egyptian National Team at the age of 14. In 1984, he helped lead Egypt to a silver medal at the African Games and three years later scored nine goals in the tournament as the youngest player involved. He twice participated at the Hockey World Cup with Egypt. In 1988, he captained Egypt to the Gold Medal at the African Games, finishing as the tournament’s top scorer and was named best player.

In 1993, Ahmed switched to the United States National Team in time to compete in the U.S. Olympics Festival where he won a gold medal and was the top scorer. His team repeated the feat at the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival and he was again the top scorer. After competing with the American team for three years, he represented the United States at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta. Most recently, Ahmed was the only club level coach selected to play for the US Over 40 National team at the World Masters Cup in Rotterdam, scoring hat tricks in three consecutive games! During his career, Ahmed competed in over 195 International matches for Egypt and the United States combined.


Ali Good

A graduate of the College of Holy Cross, Ali is the Head Coach at the Oak Knoll School, and was named the #1 high school coach in the nation in 2019. She has led the Royals to three Tournament of Champions titles, multiple State titles and over 300 career wins.  The most recent Tournament of Champions title was in 2019, when Ali guided the Royals to an undefeated season and the #1 ranking amongst all high school field hockey teams in the nation. An Oak Knoll Class of 1995 graduate, Good was honored as the 2017 New Jersey Coach of the Year in field hockey by the Coaches Association of the National Federation of State High School Associations and was also the Max Field Hockey’s Coach of the Year for the Garden State. 


Christina Sumas

Christina is an assistant coach at the Oak Knoll School, the #1 ranked high school team in the nation in 2019. She helped coach the team to an undefeated season and a Tournament of Champions victory. Christina is an Oak Knoll alum and former player.


Natalie Cafone

A graduate of West Essex Regional High School, Natalie was named the New Jersey State Player of the Year in 2011, first team NFHCA National All-American and an NFHCA Regional All-American in 2011. She owns the WEHS record for career points with 350 (135 goals and 80 assists) She was a four-time first team all-county and all-conference selection, a two-time team captain, and a two-time first team all-state selection and 2010 Essex County Player of the Year.

Natalie went on to star at the University of Iowa, leading the NCAA in 2013 in points per game (2.48). During her career she was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, and was named to the All-Big Ten first team, NFHCA Division I All-America second team, the NFHCA West Region All-America first team, the All-Big Ten first team, the All-Big Ten tournament team, and the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. Natalie led the Big Ten in points with 52, was ranked fourth nationally with 1.05 goals per game, and was named the University of Iowa's 2014 Female Athlete of the Year.

Natalie was selected for the 2014-15 U.S. Women’s National Team and the 2013-14 USA U21 Junior National Squad.


Jackie Fusco

A 2012 graduate of West Essex Regional High School, Jackie is also a 2016 graduate of  Providence College where she was a four year player, top defender and captain for the 2015 season.

Tark Koutta


Ali McCarthy


Gabby Andretta