2016 Hockey Coaches Conference
Topic: My Coaching Journey
Presenter: Dallas Eakins
The one thing we do know about the coaching fraternity is that unless you’re fortunate to be an ex-pro who transitions right into a well paying coaching gig, then your career trajectory is likely going to involve little pay, relocating every few years, lack of job security, and stiff competition for employment.
At this past summer’s inaugural TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference in Toronto Dallas Eakins joined our MC Ryan Pinder onstage to share his coaching journey in an intimate and candid interview. While Dallas does come from a playing background, his rise to becoming the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers was not an easy one. His departure from the Oilers was likely even more challenging, although he points out in his interview that it was also a blessing in some ways.