Joel grew up playing locally in the Jr. Thrasher and Thunder organizations. He then played his Junior Hockey in the WSHL before retiring due to injuries. He has been teaching skating and skills since he was 16 and coaching teams since he was 20. He started as head coach with KSU in the 2018/2019 season.
As a native of Buffalo, NY, Kyle Kinzie has spent the better part of 35 years on the ice (the past 18 of those years as a coach). As a player, Kyle spent most of his career playing out of Ohio for elite Tri-State Hockey Organizations, including the Stingers, Mohawks & Jr. Cyclones. Unfortunately, Kyle experienced a career ending injury at the age of 19, while attending Miami University in Ohio. Kyle made the transition from player to coach at an early age and has since coached for 6 hockey organizations in Ohio & Georgia. Kyle's philosophy as a coach is to focus on discipline, skill development, Passion and FUN as a way to properly develop elite players both on and off the ice. As his coaching career grows to nearly 20 years behind the bench, his passion continues to be both on and off-ice development of his players.
Born and raised outside of Detroit, MI, Mike started playing hockey at age of 6. He played travel hockey through his youth career, winning the Bantam Michigan state championship. He has continued his hockey career into adulthood in local leagues as well as being the commissioner of the Towncenter Men’s League for 5 years. He began coaching in 2008 at the squirt level and has since moved through each age group through midgets. In 2016, he started coaching Harrison High School, leading them to the state finals where they were the runner up. Today he coaches a U10 team as well as coaching KSU. He is currently a level 4 coach and done all of the age modules for each level.