Coach Announcement for U9, U13 and U18 for the 2022/23 Season, News (York-Simcoe Express)

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Feb 25, 2022 | Kelly Jones | 1852 views
Coach Announcement for U9, U13 and U18 for the 2022/23 Season
York Simcoe Express would like to introduce the following coaches for the 2022/23 Season for the U9, U13 and U18 teams.

U9 - Ciro Naso

Ciro has more than 13 years of coaching and on-ice instruction. He grew up playing for York Simcoe Express and shortly after pursed a junior hockey career. He played for the Vaughan Vipers of the OJHL, London Knights of the OHL and the London Nationals of the GOHL.

Professionally, Ciro played in Columbus, Georgia for the Columbus Cottonmouths of the CHL/SPHL.  While hockey played an important role in his life, so did his aspirations for becoming a teacher and hockey coach/instructor. Upon completing his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Ciro pursued a Master’s degree focusing on early childhood psychology and teaching. 

Ciro was a head instructor at Sk8on Hockey school specializing in stick handling, skating techniques and shooting for many years.

Ciro was the Assistant Coach of 1998 minor bantam York Simcoe Express Hockey team. The team won multiple tournaments along with an O.M.H.A Championship. Ciro was hired as the Assistant Hockey Director at the Toronto French School overseeing all age groups competing within the C.I.S (Canadian Independent Schools).

Ciro is currently coaching Aurora Tigers U9 AA and is pleased to return to York Simcoe Express to continue coaching and helping young players develop.

U13 - Kyle Bishop

Entering his fifth year with YSE, the association is excited to announce Kyle Bishop as the Head Coach for the U13 team. Prior to coaching, Kyle had a very successful tenure in the NOJHL winning a league championship in 2014 with Kirkland Lake JR. A. Following his Junior years, Kyle received a hockey scholarship to Lindenwood University just outside of St. Louis, MO, where he assisted his team to the National Championship tournament 3 out of his 4 seasons.

Kyle brings a positive, high energy and fun environment that emphasizes on player development through a strong work ethic, creativity and attention to detail.


U18 - Norm McCauley

Norm started his Coaching Career at Miami (Ohio) University in 1984-1986 as he earned his Master’s Degree.  Norm has coached numerous Junior Programs:  Aurora Eagles, Newmarket 87’s, Barrie Colts, Collingwood Blues and the Aurora Tigers, over the years.

He coached St. Mary’s University in U Sports from 1989-93 and returned to Miami (Ohio) University as an Assistant Coach from 2000-2002.

Norm has spent the past decade coaching various U15, U16 teams with the Barrie Jr. Colts.

Norm is an HP1 Certified Coach and has Hockey Canada Skills Instructor Trained Status. He has also been one of the Development Coaches with the Barrie Jr. Colts. Norm is the Hockey Canada Skills Academy Teacher at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School where he is also a Religion and Leadership Teacher.