I began by coaching my son Kevin in hockey but later switched to ringette when my daughter Kim reached playing age. Between my two children I coached in St. Albert for many years.
Early on I began coaching ringette with Paul Hotke and was later joined by Bob Bailey and eventually Bonnie Peters. The four of us have now been coaching together for more than 20 years. During that time we have become great friends, have won countless medals and have endless stories and memories to share. Ringette has been a great experience for me.
When I look at where the University Ringette team is now (four time National Champions, $50,000 in scholarships, $750,000 raised at Ringette Scores on Cancer, team and coaches inducted into the City of Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame) compared to where we came from 16 years ago it has truly been an incredible journey that I am proud to have been a part of.