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TPH Minnesota Continues Expanding Staff with Selection of Wilson Housley as Player Development Coach & Mentor

TPH Minnesota – Center of Excellence (CoE), is thrilled to announce new hire, Wilson Housley, in the role of Player Development Coach & Mentor. Housley will work closely with student-athletes and their families regarding player development, mentorship, and progress within the academy. Housley will also demonstrate to each student-athlete what entails exceptional work ethic, discipline, acceptance, and hold them accountable to the highest standards. Wilson brings a decade of instrumental experience, working with elite student-athletes from the National Hockey League (NHL), the United States Hockey League (USHL), NCAA, Juniors, High School, and youth levels across the Midwest. 

“There are many benefits of hiring a person like Wilson. He comes from a solid hockey background, playing at the collegiate level, and also working his way up through different ranks of coaching. His desire to help develop Minnesota student-athletes, through their education and on and off ice programming, makes him an exceptional addition to our team,” said Director & Head of Hockey TPH Minnesota, Matt Cooke.”

Housley, a native of Stillwater, Minnesota prides himself in bringing passion to the rink each day, with high energy and a focus on getting better for the future. This same standard will be exemplified by Housley, at the Minnesota CoE as he concentrates his efforts on maximizing the development of all individuals, as players, athletes, students, and people. 

“It’s my goal that every kid who commits to our TPH Minnesota location drastically improves in all areas. Whether that be in their education through our online platform of Edmentum, physically getting stronger, or mentally understanding the situations on and off the ice, and learning from them,” said Housley. 

As a son of a coach, he has grown up in a rich hockey household, where he has benefited from family knowledge. His father, Phil Housley, is one of the most prolific scoring defensemen in NHL history, an NHL Hall of Fame player, and the current assistant coach for the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL. As the tradition of coaching has continued, Housley has held positions with the Thief River Falls Norskies of the Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL) as Head Coach, Assistant GM & Director of Player Personnel. More recently, he spent the 2020-2021 season as the Assistant Coach for the Tri-City Storm in the USHL.

Housley possesses credentials that consist of Bachelor of Science in Integrative Science and Arts, Communications & Leadership from Arizona State University. He also holds an Associate’s Degree from Century College in White Bear Lake, MN.  


To learn more about our Minnesota TPH CoE, click here. 

About TPH

Founded in 2001, TPH seeks to become the world leader in positively impacting the lives of student-athletes. TPH platforms include association management, elite prospects programs, tournaments and showcases, camps and clinics, and its hallmark Center of Excellence academy model, serving over 10,000 student-athletes on an annual basis, throughout 16 U.S.-based divisions. TPH prides itself on taking a holistic approach, one that emphasizes the development of the individual in four ways: (1) as a player within a team setting, (2) as an athlete, dedicated to reaching his/her physical potential, (3) as a student, working to achieve his/her academic goals, and most importantly, (4) as a person, striving to win the ultimate game, and that’s the game of life. 


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