This season marks the sixth year of the OMHA Coach of the Month presented by The Coaches Site. We asked for nominations of deserving coaches and after much deliberation, Matt Potwarka of the Napanee U18 LL 2 team was selected as the Coach of the Month for October.
Here's his story as told by his nomination:
Matt stepped up this year to coach my team when we were having a difficult time finding a coach. He had never coached hockey before and decided to take the OMHA coaching training to become a coach for our team.
When Matt is not on the ice coaching he is working full time as a instructor in the armed forces. The same way he is devoted to his country through with integrity, loyalty, duty, honour and respect he instills the same devotion into our team. He motivates us by being positive and enthusiastic about the game. He teaches the importance of self discipline and helps us achieve goals. He is dedicated to us like he is dedicated to serving his country. When we are practicing or playing a game we are his country and he wants to ensure the best for us!