The Saint John Sea Dogs have announced that former Okanagan Hockey Academy coach Josh Dixon has been named the Head Coach of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League franchise.
Dixon, 34, was the head coach of the Okanagan Hockey Academy Midget Varsity Black team during the 2010-11 season.
After his tenure with OHA, Dixon went on to spend three seasons as an assistant coach with the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats and one season as associate coach with the Swift Current Broncos.
“Josh’s experience with players at various levels of hockey – and at key stages of development – fits extremely well with our group,” said Trevor Georgie, President and General Manager of the Sea Dogs. “This is an important time for us as we assemble a new core of our team.”
Prior to joining OHA, Dixon was an assistant coach at the collegiate level for eight seasons with Mount Royal University, University of Calgary and Carleton University.
The Oakville, Ont. product was also an assistant coach with Team Canada at the 2013 and 2014 World Under-17 Challenge, and was the head coach of Team Sasktachewan at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
During my three years in Penticton, OHA was influential in my growth as a student, an athlete, and most importantly a person. Their overwhelming support made the city feel like home and the community feel like family. It was truly a first class experience, in an elite program that has prepared me for my time in university and any future endeavors."