This season marks the fifth year of the OMHA Coach of the Month presented by The Coaches Site. We asked for nominations of deserving coaches and after much deliberation, Shawn Perry of the Bradford U11 AE team was selected as the Coach of the Month for December.
Here's his story as told by his nomination:
Shawn Perry and his team of coaches deserve to be recognized as coach of the month for their dedication to our kids. Shawn strives to bring out the best in all the kids he coaches, he pushes them to their full potential. Shawn and his team will go above and beyond to make sure our kids are happy, learning and getting the most out of each practice. They come to every practice with a positive attitude for every child on the ice, and a huge smile on their face. They ensure the safety of our children at every ice time all while keeping smiles on their face.
As a parent, I see player development and constructive coaching, and acceptance among players. Coach Shawn encourages all players on an individual basis as well as bringing his team together collectively. Our kids are each receiving an incredible minor hockey experience because of Coach Shawn, Coach Kai, Coach Louie and Coach John. Their hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed.