OHA EDMONTON GENERAL MANAGER RANDALL WEBER ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT Derrick martin HAS BEEN NAMED THE HEAD COACH OF the OHA EDMONTON U16 PREP TEAM.
Martin joins OHA Edmonton after spending the previous 4 years with the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL where he served as Assistant Coach. During this time he also served as Director of Coach Development at South Side Athletic Club (SSAC.)
“We are very excited to welcome Derrick to our established team of coaches here at OHA Edmonton.” Says Weber. “As the Head Coach for our U16 Prep team, he brings a great depth of experience working with this age level and from his most recent years with the Spruce Grove Saints, he also brings a great knowledge of the next level for our student athletes. We look forward to welcoming Derrick to the team and trust he will be become an integral part of the learning & development culture here at OHA.”
Martin has experience coaching at the U13, U15, U16 and U18 age groups.
Derrick has also been actively involved in the Hockey Alberta Program where he has served as Head Coach at the Peewee Prospects Cup, Alberta Cup and U16 Summer Camp. In 2019, Martin attended the High Performance 2 seminar with Hockey Canada and is currently finalizing his certification.
“I am extremely honoured to join OHA Edmonton. Throughout the process it was clear to me that the vision of the program aligned well with my core values. The opportunity to collaborate with such an experienced staff and work with elite level athletes is exciting to say the least. I look forward to contributing right away and helping our athletes achieve their goals both in hockey and in life. I can’t wait to get to work.”
If you are interested in learning more about our U16 Prep program for the 2021-2022 season, please contact General Manager, Randall Weber at: email@example.com.
I found Okanagan Hockey Academy to be one of the best experiences in my life. It prepared me to be the best junior hockey player I could be. The staff at OHA were committed to helping me improve and move on to the next level."