Tewanee Joseph is WLA Coach of the Year

by Dan Marshall

Burnaby, BC – The WLA is pleased to present the 2022 Coach of the Year Award to Nanaimo Timbermen Head Coach, Tewanee Joseph.

In Joseph’s first year as head coach he led the Tmen to a 12-6 record, and a four way tie for first place in the WLA.

Joseph said this lacrosse season has been very special for him.

"To play the creator's game again after coming through COVID is a major positive for everyone.  Our team grew as a family an it was like a homecoming for me - that's the way it felt from the very beginning."

Home floor is where Joseph's Timbermen really shone.

Nanaimo went 7-2 at Frank Crane Arena and won their first home playoff game against the Coquitlam Adanacs.

Joseph credits his players for buying in to team plan in 2022.

"As we started to move through the season together more of the guys were understanding what we were trying to do.  For us believing in each and positiveness is really important."

Timbermen President Chris Bowman had targeted Joseph to guide the team for 2022 and stated the organization is very proud of what he's been able to accomplish.

"In Tewanee Joseph we knew we were getting a first class coach and person of tremendous character.  The Nanaimo Timbermen are thrilled Tewanee has received this much deserved recognition from the WLA."