Passionate About Inspiring Others

John has coached and helped prepare 12 first round NHL draft picks was named coach of the year on Five (5) occasions and numerous all-star nominations. He has held the position of recruiter for the NHL St.Louis Blues. Was instrumental in building the Nashville Knights (ECHL) later replaced by the NHL Nashville Predator team, and Macon Whoopee (CHL). He was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 and holds the distinction of being the first black Head Coach/GM in the history of Midget AAA, junior and/or professional hockey.

John holds a masters in Sports Psychology, My Specialties and Proficiencies, Cognitive & Behavioral Skills Training for Improved Performance Enhancement, Specializations in Human Behavioural Patterns, Diversity Training, Substance Abuse, Employee/Employer relations (sexual harassment) Team Building - Mental Conditioning. He holds a level four USA hockey coaching certificate and an 11 Advanced (5) Canadian Coaching Certificate.


He has attended courses at a multiple Universities, including Sir Georges Williams, York, Toronto, Saskatoon, Calgary, Montreal, Peps, McGill, Windsor, Acadia, UBC, San Jose, London etc.

In addition, John has traveled across North America and Europe to run a wide variety of elite level hockey players.

Coaching Experience

Assistant coach - Sorel Black Hawks - LHJMQ

Director Operation Hockey - Sorel Survenants Junior A

Head Coach/VP - Richelieu Riverains - Midget AAA

Head Coach - Lac St.Louis Lions - Midget AAA

Head Coach - Trois Rivière Draveurs – LHJMQ (QMJHL)

Head Coach/Gm – Granby Bison’s – LHJMQ (QMJHL)

Head Coach/Vp/Gm - Macon Whoopee CHL 

(Central Professional)

Head Coach/Gm – Vancouver seals – FHL

(Federal Professional Hockey League)

Head Coach - Laval Chiefs (Quebec Professional League)

Head Coach/Gm – U-17 (Canada)

Head Coach/Gm – U-18 (Canada)

Head Coach/Assistant Director – IMG Academies – Florida division

Director on Ice (Head Coach) Skate with the Pros – Mario Lemieux

NHL Assignments

St. Louis Blues – Recruiter

Tampa Bay Lightning

Head coach/assistant GM/Director Atlanta Knights

(IHL Affiliate) Turner Cup Champions

Nashville Knights (Atlanta Knights ECHL Affiliate) Player evaluation and designation.

Montreal Canadians – Special assignments

New York Rangers – Special assignments

Chicago Blackhawks – Special assignments 

"They called me chocolate rocket"

- John Paris Jr.

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