Photo credits to Chad Goddard Photography
Tyler Drader joined the Mustangs in December of 2016 and has been passionately coaching hockey since 2001.
In his first full season with the Mustangs, Tyler was nominated for AJHL Coach of the Year after leading the team to a 37 point improvement in the standings from the previous season. As the Head Coach of the CNHA Northstars in 2014-2015, Tyler proudly tripled the amount of wins from the previous season. Prior to that, he was the Head Coach of the CBHA Bisons, where he helped lead the Bisons to Provincial Finals, a Provincial Championship and a Western Canadian Championship Final. Over the course of his time with the Bisons, Tyler had over 35 of his players drafted in the WHL draft, seven of whom were first round picks and another nine of whom were drafted in the second or third round. He has helped foster the development of players that have gone on to play WHL, NCAA & Pro hockey during his Bisons tenure, most notably Brayden Point (Tampa Bay Lightning, 2014), Adam Lowry (Winnipeg Jets, 2011), and Nick Merkley (Arizona Coyotes, 2015).
He has been a Head Coach of several different programs including Team Canada West that played in the 2013 Chowder Cup in Boston, MA. Tyler was also named Head Coach of the Calgary North team for the 2013 ATB Alberta Cup, where his team finished with a silver medal, and Director of Hockey Operations for the Jr Hitmen spring program.
Off the ice, he works for RBC as a mortgage specialist. He is a strong man of faith and enjoys spending time with his wife Jill, and their two boys Jake & Cooper.
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