BJ MacLean – National Coaches Week

NCW BJ MacLean squash

We are so excited to celebrate National Coaches Week! We have received so many coaching nominations and can’t wait to share them with you. Follow along to see why these coaches are so great!


BJ MacLean – Team PEI Squash


What is an important skill that this coach has that makes them a great coach?

Patient and attention to detail


What lesson(s) has this coach instilled in you/athletes/or others?

Never give up. Play to the very last point, game isn’t over until last point is played.


Pick 3 words that describes this coach. Explain why you chose each word.

Strategic, each game and opponent require unique strategies and preparation. Calm – never gets too high or low no matter how things are going. Practical – does not like to waste time, efficient and effective at managing practice plans.


Write a memory or story about this coach, that impressed you.

Middle of the winter storm and the Canada Games courts at Eastlink were too cold to use, so he did not cancel but managed to procure other courts for practice to keep the athletes engaged and focused on the upcoming task and training.


Thank you for all that you do! Make sure to say ‘Thanks Coach’ to a special coach in your life!