Colvin hired as new Hastings girls hockey coach

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Hastings High School announced Friday that Josh Colvin has been hired as the head girls hockey coach.

Since 2007, Colvin has served as a social studies teacher at HHS and an assistant coach for the varsity girls hockey team.   Most recently, he has served as the head coach of the junior varsity team.   

He was recognized for his work in that role when he received the Section 3AA Assistant Coach of the Year Award in 2014-15.

 Over the past 9 years, Colvin has also been very active within the Hastings Hockey Association.  He has held leadership positions that include Goalie Coordinator, Learn-To-Skate Director and Mite Director. 

"His direct efforts with player recruitment and retention have helped establish strong participation rates throughout the girls hockey program," assistant HHS principal Trent Hanson wrote in a press release regarding the hire. "As a goalie coach, Josh has traveled across the country, and internationally to Canada and Finland, to work with world-class coaches and professional goalies."

Colvin and his family moved to Hastings in 2009. 

"He considers Hastings his adopted home town, and works tirelessly in a variety of civic venues to help the community," Hanson wrote. "His passion is building and maintaining life-long relationships with his players.    Josh aims to develop them as student-athletes and as people, consistently emphasizing academics, character and integrity."