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Coaches' Biographies

Patrick Mayfield, Asst Coach


Coach Mayfield is originally from Buffalo, NY and moved to Columbus in 2004. He has been with the Celtics since 2008 and is currently in his 10th season.  He has been a part of 2 CHC League Championships (2011, 2012), 5 Blue Jackets Cup Championships (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016) and 1 District Championship (2015).

Pat Murphy, Head Coach


Coach Murphy grew up in upstate New York where he played U.S. Junior “A” hockey for the Buffalo Junior Sabres on his way to Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, where he earned degrees in Economics and Government. While at Hamilton College, “Murph” was an all American candidate while playing for their division III hockey team. He was their leading scorer in 1990 and earned Eastern College Athletic Conference All Star honors, their MVP, and earned The Hamilton College “Coaches Award,” and the school’s “Gelas Award” for sportsmanship, leadership and strength of character.
He played his professional hockey in Oslo, Norway for Hasle Loren in their Elite Series and started coaching while in Norway with Pee Wees. His coaching resume continued with young players following his return to New York where he was the assistant coach for the New York State Amateur Hockey Association select 16 team, Head Coach of The New York City Cyclones, as well as the head coach of the New York City Girls Empire State Team.
He has also had extensive experience managing youth leagues and adult leagues as the Director of Hockey at the Chelsea Piers in New York City.  Having served as the Head Coach of the Dublin JV team, he was named as the first Head Coach of the Dublin Jerome High School Varsity Ice Hockey Team for its inaugural 2004-2005 season.
Coach Murphy is a faculty member at Dublin Jerome High School where he teaches psychology and United States government.  He lives in Dublin with his wife Bridget, and their two children, Maggie and Connor.

Craig Zesiger, Asst Coach and JV Head Coach


Coach Zesiger grew up in Westerville, Ohio where he attended Walnut Springs Middle School and Westerville North High School. Sports were a huge part of Coach Z’s childhood playing everything from baseball, soccer, football, golf, track and field, and ice hockey. Once in high school golf and hockey were his main focus. He received a “Coaches award” in golf his senior year helping get North to its 3rd place finish in the State. He has also received a “Playmaker Award” from his CAHA ice hockey team for unselfish play and most assists.
After high school, Coach Z went on and attended college at The University of Kentucky graduating with a degree in Biology. After college he lived abroad in Central America and the Bahamas conducting environmental science research with Duke University and teaching at a marine science research facility. In 2006, Coach Z returned back home to Westerville to get his education degree and begin teaching. He attended Capital University and received his education degree in 2009.
Coach Zesiger currently teaches environmental science and biology at Jerome high school and resides in Westerville.
In addition to coaching hockey, Coach Z also coaches the Dublin Jerome boys varsity golf team. In his three years as head coach, his teams have won three straight state championships.