Nelson, Josh
On-Ice Coach


Josh was born in Morah, Minnesota and grew up in Wisconsin alongside his brother Casey, with parents Tom and Jodi. Josh played for four years at Minnesota State University as a defenseman and senior Captain. Injuries caused him to miss just about half of his senior season, but Josh’s love for hockey stayed strong and after his time at Mankato he started his coaching career. After stops in Wichita Falls NAHL and Muskegon USHL, he is happy to be joining the BA family.

What do you like most about BA?
What I like most about BA is the environment from the staff to support and encourage greatness on and off the ice.

Why is it important to have solid academics in addition to good hockey training?
Academic success is emphasized greatly as it helps these young athletes with life long habits and work ethics that carry through hockey and the rest of life.

Which coach or teacher had the biggest impact on your life and why?
Union Head Coach, Josh Hauge, had a tremendous impact on my hockey career as he helped me gain confidence and comfort through the junior hockey process and beyond.

What is your favorite hockey memory?
One of my biggest hockey memories is my four years at Minnesota State where we had an incredible group of teammates and lifelong friends together. Along with Coach Mike Hastings, it was an unforgettable experience being a part of the growth of Maverick hockey that it is today.

What are your credentials and hockey experience?
1 Year Coach at Shattuck St Mary’s
1 Yr Assistant Coach – Wichita Falls NAHL
1 Yr Head Coach – Wichita Falls NAHL
1 Yr Assistant Coach – Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL
3 Yr Associate Head Coach – Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL