Announcement of Coaches for the 2024-25 Season, News (South Simcoe Minor Hockey Association)

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Mar 25, 2024 | Shannon Gardiner | 3903 views
Announcement of Coaches for the 2024-25 Season
Dear South Simcoe Minor Hockey Association Members,

We are excited to announce the coaching lineup for the 2024-25 season across various age groups. This year's selection process was comprehensive, reflecting our commitment to excellence and development within our teams.

Coaching Selection Process

The selection of our coaches was led by our Coaching Selection Committee, comprised of Board Members, Adam Lynn, Drew Beaton, John Reilly, Karrie Copelli, Phil Vito, Vince Charlebois, Janice Tee, Steve Grass, Karen Mitchell, Mike Anderson, Kelly Jensen, Sonia Marchese and Courtney Ward. In addition to the committee, we were fortunate to have a number of independent, non-board representatives volunteer their time to assist with this process. These dedicated volunteers were Dwayne Boettger, Paul Matheson, Colin Pickard, Andrea Rinaldi, and Noble Carlton. Together, this team pooled their insights and expertise at every step of the process, ensuring we chose the best candidates to lead our teams. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved for their invaluable contribution to shaping the future of our teams.

The selection committee was impressed by the quality and enthusiasm of all applicants. After conducting interviews, the Board of Directors approved the selected coaches on Thursday, March 21, for the upcoming season. It's worth noting that the coaches for the U18 age group and BB categories will be announced in the upcoming weeks, along with the U13, U14 and U15 age groups.

2024-25 Season Coaches

We are proud to introduce the following coaches for their respective teams:

  • U10 AA - Rob Matthews
  • U10 A - Jon Kit
  • U10 BB - Pending
  • U11 AA - Rob Tee
  • U11 A - Andrew Salmon
  • U11 BB - Dan Ritchie
  • U12 AA - Phil Vito
  • U12 A - Sean Chatland
  • U12 BB – Mike Jeffrey
  • U13 AA – Adam Lynn
  • U13 A - Craig Johnston
  • U13 BB - Daniel Botas
  • U14 AA – Jason Harris
  • U14 A - Ray Lavigne
  • U14 BB – Shawn Perry
  • U15 AA – Vince Charlebois
  • U15 A - Paul Sorrenti
  • U15 BB – Jeff Bellamy
  • U16 AA - Brendan Ramsay
  • U16 A - James Watson
  • U16 BB – Justin Ament
  • U18 AA – Sean Payne
  • U18 A – Ryan Dukelow
  • U18 BB - Pending

We would like to extend our gratitude to all the candidates who showed interest in coaching positions. Your passion and commitment to the sport and our community are truly appreciated.

As we prepare for an exciting season ahead, please join us in congratulating our selected coaches. We look forward to their leadership and the development they will bring to our players and teams.

Your continuous support and enthusiasm for our association and its values make all the difference.

Warm regards,

Board of Directors
South Simcoe Minor Hockey Association

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