PENTICTON, B.C. – Okanagan Hockey Group Vice-President Dixon Ward announced today that Katie Greenway has been added to the Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) coaching staff as an assistant coach.
“We are very excited to have Katie join our OHA coaching family,” said Ward. “She brings a high level of motivation and energy which will be a great benefit to our female program. Katie will be a great addition to our great coaching staff.”
Greenway, 25, joins OHA after spending the 2016-17 season as head coach of the Bantam A1 Vancouver Angels and the Peewee A3 Burnaby Bulldogs. She has also served as an assistant coach for the Greater Vancouver Comets of the BC Female AAA League since 2015, and was the goaltending coach/evaluator for the Female U18 Team BC squad at the 2016 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.
“I am very excited to expand my coaching experience with an elite and professional organization like OHA,” said Greenway. “I have been fortunate enough over the past few years to work with some amazing players and coaches in the Greater Vancouver area in various minor associations as well as at the provincial level. I am eager to continue working in a competitive environment in Penticton alongside the staff at OHA to pull together another successful team for the 2017-2018 season.”
Prior to coaching, Greenway received her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2016, after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Human Kinetics Minor in Psychology from St. Francis Xavier University (STFX) in 2013.
While going to school, Greenway was a standout goaltender for both the UBC and STFX Women’s Varsity teams. She was twice named an Academic All-Canadian, while compiling a career record of 33-8-0, which included a second-place finish at the 2011 U SPORTS Women’s Hockey Championship. During the 2013-14 season, Greenway was the starting goaltender for the ZSC Lions Frauen A team in Zurich, Switzerland.
In 2013, Greenway was awarded the Coaches Award and Volunteering Award at STFX for her work in the community with such organizations as Relay for Life, Fit 4 Tots, Tim Horton’s Cup Full of Care, Halloween Safe Crossing and X-Out Bullying. Since 2014, she has been volunteering with the Hockey Helps the Homeless program in Vancouver, B.C.
At the end of grade nine, my parents and I decided it would be beneficial for both my hockey and scholastic development to attend OHA the next year. We toured other hockey academies, but ultimately felt OHA was the best fit for me. The coach’s and trainer’s expertise allowed me to learn more about the game, further develop my skills, strength and stamina and readied me to enter the WHL as a competent and confident 16 year old. With the support of great teachers and tutors my grades improved and I made friends that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend OHA for the player who is looking to take their game, grades and life skills to the next level."