Joe has been involved in British Columbia hockey for over 40 years. Joe began coaching at the age of 15 and he has coached at every level of hockey in British Columbia. He is one of the most respected coaches and evaluators of talent in Western Canada.
Joe’s initial role with KO Sports was to travel Western Canada and the United States from September to May each year to scout and identify the best pro hockey prospects. Joe was given the additional responsibility of guiding KO Sports clients in their development and became a Certified Player Agent by the NHLPA and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association in 2012. Joe works directly with several NHL players and their families. He is most proud of the relationships he has established with his clients and their families in the 20+ years that he has been guiding players and families through their hockey journey.
Prior to joining KO Sports in 2000, Joe coached with the Vernon Vipers Junior “A” Hockey Team of the British Columbia Hockey League, during which time he helped coach the Vipers to Two BCHL Interior Division Championships, a BCHL League Championship, a B.C. Provincial Championship, a Western Canadian Championship and the Royal Bank Cup in 1999, which is Canada’s Junior “A” Hockey National Championship Trophy. Joe, along with the 1998-99 Vernon Viper Hockey Team, are members of the BC Hockey Hall Of Fame.
Joe and his family reside in Vernon, British Columbia.
“Something that sets our group apart from other agencies is the active role we take in each player’s development. We look at every individual and work closely with them to identify the things they do well and the things they need to improve upon to become better players and better young men. We always tell our players to be relentless in their pursuit to become NHL players and we take that same approach in guiding them. It is our passion and we are committed to helping each of these players get better along this journey.”