Joe founded the Sundogs in 2009 and has been running the club since then. Joe has a long soccer history as both a player and a coach.
He played 4 years of soccer while attending university in Halifax and has many years playing in senior leagues in PEI, NS and Yellowknife.
Joe first started coaching in 1992 in PEI when he coached the Eastern Eagles U14 boys to an undefeated regular season, the provincial championship and selection as PEI's Soccer Team of the Year.
Joe has coached everything from U5 to U18 with the Sundogs and has taken several teams to the U15 and U17 National Championships.
Joe is coaching the U18 boys with Oliver Gregg and the U18 girls with Michelle Tuma and Maggie Works.
Oliver is coaching the U18 boys with Joe Acorn.
Michelle is coaching the U18 girls with Joe Acorn and Maggie Works.
Maggie grew up being involved in soccer and hasn’t stopped since. Not only has she played in various leagues over the years here in Yellowknife and while away at university in Victoria, but she also enjoys the other side of the game being a coach for many years and serving on the NWT Soccer board. She has always been passionate about being involved in soccer in any way she can and being a part of the positive impact it can have on the community. She is happy to continue to do this while coaching the Sundogs this year.
Maggie is coaching the U18 girls with Joe Acorn and Michelle Tuma.
Obed is coaching the U15 girls with Uche Okpalugo.
Uche is coaching the U15 girls with Obed Duru
Yervand is coaching the U15 boys.
Manny is coaching the U13 girls with Chasity Darku and also helping with the U18 girls.
Chasity is coaching the U13 girls with Manny Darku and also helping with the U18 girls.
Scott is coaching the U13 boys.
Peter is coaching the U11 boys with Natasha Hunter.
Natasha is coaching the U11 boys with Peter Fast.
Katie is a lifelong soccer player from Yellowknife. She’s always taken every opportunity to play soccer, from joining a high performance team, to starting her own YKASL teams. In her teenage years she was the assistant coach for a soccer summer camp. She now teaches fitness classes at the Yellowknife Racquet Club. Her passion for the sport stems from the positive impact it can have on both mental and physical health.
Katie is coaching the U11 girls with Carly Cairns.
Carly is coaching the U11 girls with Katie Weaver.
Rohan is coaching the U9 boys with Andrea Ellis.
Andrea is coaching the U9 boys with Rohan Brown.
Luciano is coaching the U9 girls with Rae Panayi and is also coaching the U5 mixed with Tony Ondrack and Dave Maguire.
Rae is coaching the U9 girls with Luciano Marrai.
Senad is coaching the U7 mixed.
Mike is coaching the U6 mixed.
Tony is coaching the U5 mixed with Luciano Marrai and Dave Maguire.
Dave is coaching U5 mixed with Tony Ondrack and Luciano Marrai.