Okotoks Oilers Named Tyler Deis as Head Coach and Assistant GM

The Okotoks Oilers Junior “A” Hockey Association is pleased to announce that Tyler Deis has been named Head Coach, Assistant GM and Director of Hockey Development.

Tyler Deis joined the Oilers as an Assistant Coach for the 2013 – 14 season, and at the same time was contracted to provide on-ice skill academy instruction for the Foothills School Division PEAK Athletics Hockey Program.  The following season, Deis continued with the Oilers in the role of Director of Hockey Development and has been administering this program for the past two season while utilizing Oilers alumni, coaches, players and guest instructors to provide a high level, development program for local minor hockey players.  Tyler is an experienced teacher and coach with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education from Minnesota State University, combined with a major in Physical Education and Athletic Coaching.  Adding to his education, Deis commence work in 2005 on his Masters Degree in Psychology at the University of Calgary.

After playing his Junior Hockey in the SJHL, Deis attended and played hockey at a Division 1 NCAA University for four years.  Upon completion of his schooling, Tyler began his professional hockey career playing for the ECHL for five seasons.  Upon returning to Canada in 2005, he started his teaching and coaching career at the Edge School for Athletes where he instructed the on-ice Hockey Skill Academy for eight years.  Tyler also taught Physical Education at the Edge, and coached the Edge School Prep team.   During his time at the Edge School of Athletes, Deis was instrumental in developing and administering their well-known Elite Hockey Program.  Combined with winning many titles during his time as Head Coach at the Edge, Deis can put his name to both a Midwest Prep Hockey League Championship and the Canadian Sport School Hockey League Championship.

The Okotoks Oilers are excited to have Tyler back behind the bench and looking forward to him leading the charge towards the Oilers first League Championship.  Deis will continue to direct our Hockey Development programs and help build a strong team both behind the bench and on the development side so we are able to provided Okotoks with not only some great Junior A hockey talent, but also some amazing skill development programs for minor hockey and prospective junior players

President of Hockey and Business Operation for the Oilers, Brad Robson says, “The Okotoks Oilers are excited to have Tyler behind the bench as Head Coach and look forward to a better disciplined team both on and off the ice while we continue to be more involved in the community to create awareness of the Oilers brand while trying to build a positive learning experience and developmental atmosphere for young players.”  Tyler Deis is quoted as saying, “As an organization, we want to become one of the elite junior programs sought out by players and their families, and we will be working towards being recognized as one of the top respected organizations in the AJHL.”  

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Brad Robson at 587-830-2256 or at brad@okotoksoilers.com .