St. George’s School is pleased to announce that Todd Harkins will be joining the Athletics Department as the Head of Hockey effective April 1, 2019.
Todd has an extensive background as a player, coach, and General Manager. He brings a wealth of both on- and off-ice experiences as well as a passion for working with student-athletes. Todd played professionally from 1990–2001 and represented the USA at the World Championships in 1992, 1995, and 1998. He has coached multiple minor hockey teams including–most recently–the Bantam Varsity team at the West Van Hockey Academy. Todd was also the General Manager (four years) and Head Scout, Director of Player Personnel (one year) of the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League.
“Todd’s experience, enthusiasm, and humility will provide vision and leadership for our entire Hockey Program as we enter our third season in the CSSHL.” said Chris Blackman, Head of Athletics. “We are thrilled that Todd is joining our team and I look forward to working with him and our other stakeholders as we continue to build a hockey program that compliments our strong academic expectations to offer an amazing opportunity for student-athletes pursuing education-based hockey.”
“I played hockey at an all-boys private school in Cleveland and I know how important it is to prioritize education alongside athletics,” said Harkins, on discussing his new role at St George’s. “Because I did that, I was able to obtain a scholarship to play NCAA hockey at Miami (Ohio). Not only did I move on to a professional hockey career, but, I also transitioned successfully into life after hockey once it was time to hang up my skates. Whether or not the student-athletes at Saints move on to college or professional sports is not as important as that they move on to being fine young men who value teamwork and carry the lessons they will learn on the ice into the rest of their lives.”
Todd has been a member of the NHL Alumni Association since 2002. Todd, his wife, and three children live in North Vancouver.