14 U Tier 1 Head Coach
Nick Redding will be entering his first season with the Spokane Jr. Chiefs after joining the team from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats of the KIJHL where he was the head coach and general manager for two years. Prior to that, he spent time as the head coach of the West Coast Renegades U16 and U18 AAA hockey teams where he got his first experience with Tier 1 hockey. He also spent time with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL where he was in a hockey operations role. Prior to that, he spent 5 years as the Assistant Coach and General Manager of the Spokane Braves of the KIJHL, while also scouting for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the BCHL for two seasons.
His educational background includes a stop at Gonzaga University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Sports and Athletic Administration. He also attended Eastern Washington University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management and a minor in Business Administration.
In his time with the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Redding completely revamped the program from head to toe including doubling his team’s win total between his two seasons in Creston. He implemented an entirely new system that focused heavily on player development and advancing players to higher levels of junior and college hockey.
In Seattle, Redding assisted in the evaluation, scouting, and rating of potential players for a WHL team fresh off a league championship. He worked directly with the General Manager and coaching staff in all things hockey-related, while also spending a great deal of time with the scouting staff attending major events such as the BC and Alberta cup.
In his second year with the Spokane Braves, Redding assisted the team to one of its best seasons in team history. In his time with Spokane, Redding helped in moving 4 players to the WHL, 10 to Junior A, and 10 to university hockey.
As a player, he is a four-year veteran of the KIJHL with the Spokane Braves, the last two he served as his team’s captain, and a three-year veteran of the BCIHL with the Eastern Washington University Eagles.