We are returning both our 17U and 18U head coaches this year to continue working with our oldest athletes in the club. Both age groups had successful seasons this past year, and we expect each could be even stronger in their 2017 seasons.
I coached my first team when I was 16 years old and it has been a big part of my life ever since. Over the years, I've coached 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U teams with FVVC and was the head coach of the MEI senior boys team. During that time my teams won 4 Provincial championships while I was a head coach, and 4 more as an assistant coach. My greatest driving force is creating environments that allow for boys to learn how to operate in community; how to find their fit, how to contribute, how to communicate with others, etc. I look forward to working with another stellar group of athletes with our 18U team this year.
Assistant Coaches: Mike Grypma and Bryson Wiens
We were fortunate to snag Ryan in advance of last season while him and his wife were transitioning to the Lower Mainland from Edmonton. Ryan works as a teacher and it shows in his ability to communicate with his athletes. His past experience in Edmonton as the coach of the Harry Ainlay and with NAVC and the Nooks had him as part of several Provincial and National medaling teams. We are excited to have Ryan once again taking up the helm with our 17U boys this year.
Assistant Coaches: Tim Flannigan and TBA