This season marks the fourth year of the OMHA Coach of the Month presented by The Coaches Site. We asked for nominations of deserving coaches and after much deliberation, Mike Ellis of the Woolwich U9 team was selected as the Coach of the Month for February.
Here's his story as told by his nomination:
Coach Mike deserves this nomination for so many reasons it would be impossible to list them all. First, he is a dedicated volunteer who commits so much of his own time and energy to teaching our kids to learn the game the right way, with sportsmanship, skill development and a genuine love and passion for the sport. Second, his patience is limitless, which is perhaps the most important a coach can have in minor hockey. He is fair, stern when necessary and completely understanding to each child’s needs.
He has found a way, year over year, to gain the respect of the players and families and holds a special place in our community because of his kind nature. Our kids are each receiving an incredible minor hockey experience because of Coach Mike.