August 10, 2017 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Spokane Chiefs
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Chiefs announced on August 9 that Joseph Hurley has been hired as the organization's new Head Athletic Trainer and Conditioning Coach. Hurley was most recently the Head Athletic Trainer for the Amarillo Bulls of the North American Hockey League.
"Joe came with very high recommendations and impressed throughout in the interview process," said Chiefs General Manager Scott Carter. "We're excited to have him join the Chiefs and feel he will be great for our players' development."
Hurley, 28, is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from Coastal Carolina University 2012 with an Exercise and Sports Science degree. He moved on to Seton Hall University in New Jersey for his Masters of Science in Athletic Training, graduating in 2015.
After gaining clinical experience with the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers while attending SHU, Hurley joined the Flyers as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the 2015-16 hockey season. He then took over as the Head Athletic Trainer in Amarillo for the 2016-17 campaign.
"Talking to everyone the past few days has been really comforting," Hurley added. "It feels like a real family-type environment with the coaches and management. I'm excited to get to know everyone, get to know the Spokane community and get started."
In addition to his ice hockey experience, Hurley has worked as Head Athletic Trainer for USA Ball Hockey as well as Nike softball and tennis camps.
Hurley replaces long-time trainer Todd Daniels, who recently took a job with the Tucson Roadrunners, the AHL affiliate of the NHL's Arizona Coyotes.