Joe Slowik



I am a detail-oriented, culture driven Ice Hockey Coach who imprints my love and passion for the game on my players while empowering them to reach new levels of development on and off the ice. I have a record of taking on underperforming teams, turning them around quickly, and maximizing their success. I can evaluate, recruit and assemble teams with little to no returning players and lead them to successful seasons.

Professional Career

Coaching Education Program, USA Hockey

·         Level 4

·         U10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Modules Completed

Hockey GM and Scouting Certificate, Sports Management Worldwide, Portland, Oregon

·         NHL and minor league hockey general manager practices

·         Rinknet, and Steva  Software

·         NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement and Statistical Analysis

·         Mentored by Harry Sinden and Mike Oke

Bachelor of Arts - Communication, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania

·         Concentration in Journalism, TV Broadcasting and Video Editing

·         Minor in Athletic/Sports Coaching

Coaching Experience

Head Coach, Assistant Coach at Valley Forge Minutemen, Oaks, Pennsylvania

March 2020 — Present

·         Head Coach 18U AAA for the 2022-2023 Season

o    Secured and assembled the 18U program with only 2 returning players.

o    Cultivated a Top 5 Team in Wins, Goals For, Goals Against, and League Standings

o    6 players in the Top 20 in league scoring for Forwards(3) and Defensemen(3)

o    Top 5 Goaltender in league play

·         Assistant Coach (2009 Birth Year) 2020-Present

o    Defense Coach

Varsity Assistant Coach, JV Hockey Program Director, Director of Hockey Operations at Boyertown High School, Boyertown, Pennsylvania

January 2020 — Present

·         Varsity Assistant (2022-2023)

o    Slashed Goals Against by 30% as the Defense Coach

·         JV Hockey Program Director (2021-2022, 2022-2023)

o    Rehabilitated a 0 win program from 2019-2020

o    2021 Season: 3 wins (including a playoff win), 30 Goals For, 80 Goals Against

o    2022 Season (As of this writing): 4 Wins, 1 Loss, 2 Ties, 31 Goals For, 14 Goals Against

·         Director of Hockey Operations (2020-Present)

o    Designed and developed summer hockey clinics with a focus on skill development

o    Coordinated with the President to create summer hockey clinics, develop coaches, organize and plan our first preseason camp, and interview goaltending coach candidates.

USA Hockey Player Development Staff at USA Hockey Atlantic District, Voorhees, New Jersey

March 2019 — Present

·         Evaluate and select players for USA Hockey National Camps

·         Evaluate, select and coach players for Austria Lions Trophy Tournament, Bowling Green Select 15, and the Quebec International PeeWee Tournament (Staff member as Manager and Coach)

Hockey Director at Steel Ice Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

January 2018 — March 2020

·         Cultivated a profitable Youth Spring and Adult Summer League program by auditing previous budgets, adjusting prices, recruiting more players, and negotiating with referee representation to lower the cost of games.

·         Designed and developed the Lehigh Valley Development League (LVU8DL) and doubled player involvement by promoting on social media, conducting Player of the Practice interviews, design practice plans, working within a budget, and instructing players on the ice.

·         Restructured the Hockey Basics Program and increased participation 50% by revitalizing the curriculum, promoting on social media, and instructing the students on ice.

Head Coach, Assistant Coach at Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

April 2016 — March 2019

·         Head Coach

o    Squirt A American, PeeWee A American, PeeWee A National

o    Delaware Valley Hockey League (DVHL)

o    Overall Record: 65-47-8, .542 Winning Percentage

o    2019-2020 won Gene Harrington Invitational (AA Tournament)

·         Assistant Coach (2016-2017)

o    Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL)

o    Defense Coach