by | May 15, 2023

OHA Edmonton is excited to announce that Darryl Weinberger will be the Head Coach of our U15 team for the 2023-2024 season.  

Darryl Weinberger is an accomplished coach with several years of experience coaching at different levels. He currently serves as the Assistant Coach for the OHA U17 Prep team in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL). In addition to his coaching duties, he also serves as the OHA School Liaison. Previously, he served as the Assistant Coach for the OHA U16 Prep team during the 2019-2020 season.

Darryl also has experience coaching in the Western Hockey League (WHL), where he worked as an Assistant Coach for the Edmonton Oil Kings from 2007 to 2010. In this role, he worked closely with the forwards during games and helped plan, develop, and implement practice systems and strategies. He also acted as a liaison between the players and the head coach and worked closely with younger players to help with their development.

“We are thrilled to elevate Darryl into a Head Coach role with the U15 team for 2023-24. Through Vimy Ridge School and his additional coaching roles, Darryl will bring an extensive experience to our U15 program and we look forward to seeing him set the groundwork, for the pathway through OHA, and for our student-athletes.

Along with his coaching experience, Darryl has an extensive amount of experience within the education system, which creates a strong synergy for the growth of our U15 athletes. Darryl will continue his role as education coordinator, which further strengthens OHAs’ delivery of a first-class, education-based, hockey program. Darryl also brings a high-quality level of communication, accountability, and experience that falls directly in line with OHA’s development philosophies.” Randall Weber

Aside from his coaching experience, Darryl has an educational background in coaching, having obtained a Bachelor of Physical Education and Recreation Sports Studies degree from the University of Alberta, as well as an Education Certificate from the Faculty of Education. He also has several coaching certifications, including NCCP Advanced I Hockey Coaching, NCCP Level II Basketball, and NCCP Level II Volleyball.

“I am looking forward to working with our U15 athletes.  Having the opportunity to help our student-athletes develop as hockey players coupled with developing citizenship and all the positives around team sport will be both fun and rewarding.” Darryl Weinberger

Darryl has also had a successful playing career, winning the ACAC championship and a silver medal at nationals with the Red Deer College Kings in 1989. In addition to his coaching and playing experience, Darryl has held various professional positions, including Assistant Principal and Athletics & Physical Education Department Head at Vimy Ridge Academy, and Athletics Department Head & Phys. Ed. Department Head at McNally High School.

If you are interested in learning more about our program for the 2023-2024 season, please contact General Manager, Randall Weber at randallweber@okanaganhockey.com