About Coach Ian Michaelchuk
Coach Michaelchuk is entering his 12th season as an Assistant Coach. Ian played for the Pioneers for 4 years(2003-2007), serving as an alternate captain in 2006-2007 when the program captured its first 25 win season. Ian graduated from WPU in 2007 with a degree in Finance, Management, and a minor in Professional Sales. After graduating, Ian coached the Cherry Hill Middle School program to a 14-6-1 record in 2007-2008. He then decided to join the WPU coaching staff as an assistant coach in 2008-2009. Ian has worked alongside Coach Ballance both on the bench and also focusing on player development since 2009-2010 when WPU won their first SECHL title.
Since Ian joined the staff the Pioneers have gone 262-63-9, earning 9 auto-bids to the national tournament ('09,'10,'11,'12,'14,'15,'16,'17,'18) in 10 years, and capturing 6 SECHL Championships ('10,'11,'12,'13,'16,'18). Ian holds a USA Hockey - Level 4 Advanced Coaching Card and currently works as a Sales Manager. He also completed his MBA at William Paterson University.
About Elite Junior Profiles
Elite Junior Profiles was created by coach Paul Pechmann in partnership with Lane Houk, a marketing and software partner that powers our world-class technology, website and marketing efforts for EJP and our student-athletes using the platform to build a stellar online profile and using it to differentiate themselves in the highly competitive space of junior and college athletics and the college recruiting process.
EJP also provides Student-Athlete public relations consulting along with parent/player advisory and mentoring services for those families looking for expert assistance navigating the youth to high school to college process for their student-athlete. EJP Student-Athlete Advisory services are for families who want to avoid the common pitfalls involved in amateur sports and highly competitive endeavors and for those who would like an objective, experienced advisor alongside the family and student-athlete in their development, performance and need to achieve and maintain a healthy school, sport and life balance.