U15 (Bantam) BB -Dan Ferguson, Assistants: Nick Brake, Luke Longstreet
I was born and raised in Erin Ont. I served on the Town of Erin Fire and Emergency Services for 25 years. I (semi) retired from the City of Mississauga in 2016 as the Manager of Health and Safety after 30 years, and started a Consulting Firm that I am currently operating. I am married with two great kids and two beautiful Granddaughters.
My Hockey/Coaching Background:
I played all my minor and men’s hockey in Ern/Hillsburgh. I have coached all divisions in the EHMHA, both Rep and Local League for 30 years. I am extremely thankful to the EHMHA for allowing me the opportunity to get back behind the bench, following a few years away from the game.
I am very proud of my coaching history, I feel I have helped to develop some good hockey players, and more importantly, some great people.
In my years as a player, I was fortunate to have several excellent coaches. I have tried to model my coaching style from their most positive attributes
What I am most looking forward to this Season:
I am very excited to have the pleasure of working with two exceptional young men as co-coaches, Luke Longstreet and Nick Brake. Both of these young men are very talented hockey players and are respectful and considerate people.
It is great to see that at such a young age, these two people have grown into very good coaches and are willing to give back to the community and our association. I hope that my experience will help Luke and Nick to continue to develop their own coaching styles.
As I have been away from the game for sometime, I will be relying heavily on Luke and Nick to take on leadership roles with the team and help me to “catch up” with the game today. My strength as a coach over the years has been my ability to get the best from my players and be their biggest cheerleader.
I believe in structure, without limiting a player’s creativeness, respect for the game, opponents, officials and fans and a mutual respect between the players and coaches. My main objective is for everyone to give their full effort at all times and enjoy this great game and their time at the rink.