Our Professionals

Troy Skating Club provides top quality instruction from experienced coaches.

Current Learn to Skate Coaches

Private Lesson coach's information

Our coaches have experience in all disciplines of skating and work with anyone from beginners to hockey players. If you would like more information on our coaches or private lessons please contact us.



Phillip Cooke

Phillip Cooke started skating at the age of 11 and began coaching at age 16. Immediately he knew that coaching would be a part of him for the rest of his life. His goal in coaching is not only to instill a love for the sport, but also to provide excellent technique to his students. Most of Phillip’s skating career was spent in pairs skating, where he reached nationals twice and competed at the Junior level. After a career ending injury, Phillip went to Ohio University to earn a Bachelor’s degree. While at OU, Phillip created a flourishing Learn-to-Play hockey program, coached Mites through Varsity hockey, taught group lessons as well as private lessons to figure skaters and hockey players, and honed his skills in skate sharpening, blade mounting, and skate repair. Now, Phillip continues to teach private lessons to figure skaters as well as hockey players of all levels/ages and helps the next generation of skaters find their love for ice skating.

To contact Phillip about private lessons (hockey, figure skating, singles, or pairs; youth or adult) or skate repair/sharpening/mounting: phillipjcooke@gmail.com


Sarah DeWitt

Sarah DeWitt has skated since 2005. She began skating in the Troy Skating Club’s Learn-to-Skate program and quickly became a club member and began her competitive skating journey. From 2007-2018 Sarah competed at many local competitions and performed many solo and group numbers at the annual TSC Holiday show. She was also a part of Springfield’s Theater on Ice group for two years. Sarah is currently working on her Novice moves in the field and her Intermediate Freeskate tests and practices often. She is on the LTS staff at the NTPRD Chiller as well as the Troy Skating Club. Sarah is PSA certified and enjoys working with students of all ages and skill levels to help them set and reach their goals in skating both for fun and for competitions. She teaches choreography, moves in the field, Freeskate, and LTS skills. Her main goal in coaching is to help her students find the love and joy being on the ice has given her throughout her years of skating. In addition to skating Sarah is an avid reader and animal lover.

For private lesson inquires please contact Sarah via text or email at (937) 844-9158 or sarahdewitt21@gmail.com 


Tera Kelner was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She has been involved in the figure skating community for more than 20 years. Tera is a registered US Figure Skating coach and has been coaching for over a decade. She has led skaters to achieve Gold Level Moves in the Field, and a spot on the Miami University Varsity Synchronized Skating team. She enjoys living a healthy lifestyle, helping and encouraging her students to become more in tune with their bodies. Tera is available to coach beginner skills for any age, Moves in the Field, Freestyle, Choreography, beginner hockey, and power skating. Contact Tera to schedule private lessons via text, email, or by phone terakelner@gmail.com - 614-790-0399


Deb Miller

Deb Miller has been with Troy Skating Club for nearly 20 years, and has 28 years coaching experience. Deb herself has her Gold Figures and Gold Freestyle, she also spent time performing in the Ice Capades and Atami Japan. She has coached skaters at the sectional level, as well as had many skaters complete their Gold medals in both MIF and Freestyle under her coaching. Deb is also an accomplished choreographer and choreographs programs for skaters all over the region. Deb coaches moves in the field, freestyle and choreography.

Contact Deb for Private Lessons at: lildeb0527@gmail.com

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