Pacific Coast Hockey Academy: Staff

Director of Hockey/Head Coach, U18 Prep (staring for the 2017/18 Season) - Kelly Shields

Born and raised in Victoria, Kelly grew up playing his minor hockey for the Victoria Co-Op AAA Association.  Kelly played five years of junior hockey, including BCHL teams, Powell River and Cowichan Valley. After earning scholarships, Kelly had the unique opportunity of playing both CIS and NCAA Div.1 college hockey. This then led him to four years of professional hockey in North America and Europe. 

Kelly started his coaching career in the BCHL, spending three years as an Assistant with the Cowichan Capitals. Shields was head coach of the JDF Bantam A program where he led the program to an Island and Provincial Championship. He also served as a JDFMHA Coach Mentor and Skill Development Coach.  Kelly has been actively involved as a coach and evaluator in the BC Hockey U-16 High Performance program at both the Regional and Provincial levels.

Seeing a need for High Performance Hockey on the Island, Kelly started PCHA in 2012. The Academy had a highly successful inaugural season in 2013/14, which opened doors for the expansion to two teams and helped secure acceptance into the Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL).   Kelly is the Director of Hockey and the Head Coach of the Elite 15’s. He also oversees hockey operations. Starting in 2017/18 Kelly will become the new U18 Prep Head Coach. 

Head Coach, Elite 15 Team - Dan Bell

Dan Bell will be joining PCHA for the 2017/18 Season as our new E15 Head Coach

Head Coach, Bantam Prep Team - Greg Smith

Greg Smith will be joining PCHA for the 2017/18 as our Bantam Prep Coach

Head of Player Development - Mark Kosick

Off Ice Training - Marty Pearce

Marty, a former National athlete, has over 25 years’ experience as a strength/conditioning coach and Kinesiologist, not only in hockey but with Triathlon, Rugby, Rowing, Paddling and Baseball. Pearce has a Physical Education Degree from the University of Alberta, as well as an Advanced Degree in High Performance Coaching from the University of Victoria and the National Coaching Institute. He operates MCP Sport Conditioning and also currently serves as the head Strength/Conditioning coach for the Victoria Grizzlies Jr.A hockey club of the BCHL.

Manager, Business Operations - Lindsay Shields

Billet Coordinator - Judi Birmingham


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