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  • Kevin Quinn Welcomed As New Everett Youth Hockey 17U-AA Head Coach
    5/10/2019

    After finishing playing Junior hockey with the Kamloops Chiefs and Langley Lords, Kevin started coaching goaltenders in 1980. In 1989 Kevin started working with goaltenders full time at Sno-King. As a result of this decision, Kevin was able to develop goaltenders Doug Bonner (Seattle Thunderbirds, Draft pick of Toronto Maple Leafs), Doug Burkhalter (Indianapolis Ice of the NAHL), Jayme Platt (Division 1 Scholarship with Lake Superior State University), and his son Jason Quinn. Two other goalies that Kevin worked with went on to become Goalie Coaches in the WHL, Jeff Theiler and Derek Gustafson both with the Portland Winterhawks.

    In 1992, Kevin was named Goalie Coach of the Seattle Thunderbirds under Head Coach Walt Kyle. In 1995, Four of Kevin’s Goaltenders were ranked in the Top 3 of USA Hockey. Doug Bonner-USA World Junior Team, Jayme Platt-USA U-18 Team, Derek Gustafson-U17 Team, and Jason Quinn-U16 Team. At this time Kevin was the Director of Goaltending for both Seattle Junior Hockey Association and Sno-King Amatuer Hockey Association. From 1996 through 2001 Kevin was Goaltending Evaluator for both the PNAHA Development Camp and the USA Hockey Pacific District Camp. In 2003 Kevin was named Assistant Coach on the Pacific District USA Hockey Select 17 team competing at the National Festival in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Kevin was fortunate to coach this team with current Penn. State Head Coach Guy Gadowsky.

    In 2000 Kevin became a consultant and scout with the Tri-City Americans of the WHL working with Head Coach Al Tuer, now a scout with the Calgary Flames. In 2001 Kevin joined the Vancouver Giants as consultant to coaching staff and scout working the with coaches Mark Ferner, former Silvertips Head Coach and later Dean Evason, now with the Minnesota Wild. In 2002 Kevin became co-founder and Managing Partner of the WHL USA Showcase, with business partner Jim McTaggart, operating for 3 years out of Olympicview Arena. This endeavor later became the current WHL Combine now operating out of California and Texas. In 2002 Kevin re-joined the Seattle Thunderbirds as a consultant and scout working with then Head Coach Dean Chynoweth, now an Assistant Coach with the Carolina Hurricanes, Assistant Coach Rob Sumner, now with the Calgary Flames and Bill Ranford, the Goaltending Coach of the LA Kings.

    From 2003 through 2007 Kevin re-joined Sno-King Amateur Hockey becoming Director of Goaltending, Director of Arena Operations and Director of Hockey Operations. He also became Head Coach of the 16U AAA team and later the Head Coach of the SJHA/SKAHA Joint 16U AAA having created the Joint Program in partnership with Rick Ellison, now Head Coach of the 15U Everett Elite Program team. Kevin took both teams to the Pacific District Regional Tournament. Kevin has been a Managing Partner of Hockey Educational Systems from 1999 through the present with Jim McTaggart, former Washington Capital and Jamie Huscroft, former NHL player. In the 2018-2019 season Kevin returned to SJHA as the Director of Goaltending and Head Coach of the 16U A2 team. At this same time Kevin worked with the Seattle Totems Jr. A team as both Goaltending Coach and Systems Coach.

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