Kevin Figsby was hired by the Department of Recreation and Athletics on Jan. 5, 2000 to take over the Concordia Stingers men’s hockey program.
Figsby is a successful motivator with more than 20 years of coaching experience at the provincial, national and international levels. He is probably best known for coaching the Lac St. Louis Midget AAA Lions from 1993-’98.
In 1995, Figsby was head coach of the Quebec entry at the world under-17 championship, winning a bronze medal.
Other coaching experience includes: working as a guest coach at the Montreal Canadiens development Camp in July 2003, assisting at evaluation camps for the Canadian national team in 1995 and ‘97; running up a 26-2 record while at the helm of the summer hockey program for Lac St. Louis Midget AAA Selects and six years with the John Abbott College program.
Since joining the Stingers, Figsby coached the OUA all-stars in games versus the Canadian national junior team. He was the head coach in 2001 and an assistant in 2000.
Figsby was an assistant coach with Canada’s entry at the 2005 Winter Universiade in Innsbruck, Austria. He reprised this role at the 2011 Winter Universiade in Erzurum, Turkey.
Figsby has completed his Canadian Hockey Association Level 4 coaching certification. It is the highest level of certification offered by the CHA and is designed to prepare coaches for leadership roles in national and international hockey. Less than 30 Canadian coaches have reached this level.
Figsby was also a respected player. He played his minor hockey with the Ville Emard Hurricanes. He went on to play junior hockey in Quebec, with the John Abbott Islanders and the Bishop’s Gaiters.
Figsby and his wife Debbie live in Baie d’Urfé, Que. They have two daughters, Shannon and Keileigh.
Men's Hockey Coach