The Dallas Oilers would like to welcome Tim Madigan to the Oilers Family.
will be coaching the Squirt Minor team.
Tim Madigan was born and raised in Crookston, Minn., a small town in the northern part of the state, and played hockey from the age of seven.
As a high school senior, he
was a member of the All Region 8 hockey team that also included future NHL stars Neal Broten and David Christian.
played four years of semi-pro hockey after high school against former professional and Division I players.
began coaching in North Texas at the squirt level in 1999.
In the years since he
has coached pee wee travel, bantam travel and high school junior varsity.
In 2007 he was named the head hockey coach at Mansfield High School, and the following year was Coach of the Year of the ATT Southwestern Bell High School Hockey League.
Mansfield set team records for victories both years he was the head coach.
He has also been the head hockey coach at Marcus High School in Flower Mound.
has been one of the most decorated newspaper reporters of his
generation during a 30-year career at the Fort Worth Star Telegram
has also written four books, including I'm Proud of You: My Friendshp With Fred Rogers, and continues to lecture across the country about the life essons he
learned from the children's television icon.
wife, Catherine, live in Fort Worth.
Oldest daughter, Melanie, is an adult probation officer in Tarrant County.
Son Patrick graduated in May from Texas A@M University
, and played four years in the American Collegiate Hockey Association for the Aggies
, twice advancing to the regional tournament.
Patrick will serve as Tim's assistant this season
"After a couple of years off, I'm thrilled to return to coaching with players at the beginning of their careers," Tim
"We will teach fundamentals of the game, giving them the best chance to succeed next year and in the years go come.
But our first goal is to create a fun atmosphere, help players develop friendships with each other, and make lifelong memories."
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