Welcome To TPH St Louis

TPH St. Louis Grows Team and Continues to Strengthen Program with Experienced Leaders

TPH Academy St. Louis is excited to announce the addition of two new members to the team: Ashley Bengtson, Academic Success Coach, and Cody Barra, Player Development Coach and Mentor. 

Ashley has close ties to St. Louis, having earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Fontbonne College and Master’s Degree from Lindenwood University, She joins TPH St. Louis with over 30 years of teaching experience, several being in the Francis Howell School District, and certifications in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Kindergarten) and Elementary Education (Grades 1-8.)

“I am beyond excited to start my teaching experience at TPH Academy,” shared Ashley. “Two of my favorite things in life are teaching and hockey. Imagine being able to combine these two daily to help the students of TPH become the best individuals they can be both on and off the ice! The students, parents, and I will start by creating positive relationships that will last a lifetime.”

Cody Barra also joins the St. Louis team with close ties to the City. Cody is currently the Director of Hockey for the St. Peters Hockey Club, and is a former player for the University of Lindenwood. Over the past three years, Cody was an integral part of the Chicago Reapers AAA program, developing and coaching players of all ages across the Tier 1 program.

“We are excited to have Cody back home in St. Louis, and look forward to the impact he will have on our student-athletes on and off the ice,” shared TPH St. Louis Director Philip McRae.

TPH Academy St. Louis extends a warm welcome to both Ashley Bengtson and Cody Barra as they join #TeamTPH.




TPH St. Louis Academy Staff 2024-2025 

Philip McRae – Director 

Rachel Mohr – Head of Academics & Coordinator of Operations & Programming 

Sam Canfield – Head of Hockey 

Molly Porfidio – Academic Success Coach 

Ashley Bengtson – Academic Success Coach 

Stephen Bopp – Academic Success Coach & Player Development Coach Mentor 

Allison Wohl – Mathematics Tutor

Cody Barra – Player Development Coach and Mentor

Bruce Racine – Head Goalie Coach 

Alex Weissenborn – Assistant Goalie Coach

Jeff LoVecchio – Head Strength & Conditioning Coach 

Dave Ananayo – Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach 

Bret Kelly – Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach 


TPH Academy St. Louis is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. With a holistic approach to academics, athletics, and mentorship, TPH Academy prepares student-athletes for success in the ultimate game: the game of life. Ready to start your journey towards elite? Submit your application today.


About TPH Academy:

TPH Academy is an academy-style, focused environment where dedicated student-athletes study, train, and play at their highest potential. TPH Academy’s core purpose is to lead the world in the holistic development of student-athletes, advancing – in and beyond the game – the next generation of impact players. For more information about TPH Academy, please visit tphacademy.com and check out the 2022-2023 TPH Academy Impact Report.


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