The Coquitlam Express are excited to welcome Tom McEvay to the organization as the Education Advisor.
McEvay is a retired school Principal in Port Alberni and has been an educator for more than 40 years. Over 45 years ago he was a young junior hockey player in Victoria who went on to university on a hockey scholarship and pursued his dreams.
“I know that my own experiences as a player who combined education and hockey and my many years as an educator give me the unique opportunity to help Junior players with their educational planning. I now work with players, families and hockey organizations all over North America as a consultant in the area of Education and Sport.”
For the last several years McEvay has assisted the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and recently the Nanaimo Clippers as their Education Advisor and has helped hundreds of young athletes get to the next level of their career.
“I have had the pleasure now of working with Tom for four years, I have seen the impact he makes on a program with assisting players with their education needs.” said Tali Campbell, Express vice-president and general manager “Juggling education, hockey, personal life and trying to make the right decision for players is very tough, so when Tom is around it allows parents and players to be at ease as he makes sure they are set to move to the next level.”
The entire Express organization is excited to welcome Tom to the team.