Coquitlam, BC – The Coquitlam Express are pleased to announce the hiring of Brandon Shaw as their new Head Coach and Assistant General Manager effective immediately.
Shaw is no stranger to the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) having spent the last five seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Merritt Centennials for three seasons and two more as an Associate Coach with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.
“We are really excited to welcome Brandon to the Express organization as our new Head Coach” said Tali Campbell, Express general manager. “After an in depth search, we were impressed with his experience in recruiting, his connections with NCAA schools and his detailed approach to making a team successful.”
“I am extremely excited to join the Express, a premier organization in the BCHL,” said Brandon Shaw. “I would like to take a moment and thank team Governor Fayaz Manji and GM Tali Campbell for this opportunity. I also wish to thank my family for all their support along the way. I have been fortunate to have great mentors in the BCHL in Joe Martin and David Michaud at Alberni Valley and can’t thank them enough for helping guide me in my professional development as a coach.”
Shaw will begin his tenure immediately to focus on the upcoming BCHL season which will mark the 60th anniversary for the BCHL as well as the 20th anniversary for the Express. “I look forward to bringing a competitive and exciting brand of Junior A hockey to the Tricities community. Most of all, I look forward to working with the volunteers, staff and management in the Express organization while building a positive culture with the ultimate goal of helping these incredible athletes achieve success in the BCHL, NCAA and beyond. Last but not least, I look forward to meeting our many fans and supporters in the near future.”