Joe Bexson – Builder
In the year 2000 Joe Bexson had a dream to bring the sport of Box Lacrosse to Prince Albert. With determination and hard work, he succeeded!
Bexson would attend coaches and officials clinics in 2000 to learn the fine points of the game and would coach Prince Albert’s first ever Box Lacrosse team in the bantam/midget division to Provincials in Saskatoon.
By 2002 Bexson was organizing a Prince Albert Box Lacrosse league for a number of age divisions. He continued to take coaching and officiating courses and would pass that information on to others in the city league. He would then get involved at a Provincial level at the Saskatchewan Lacrosse AGM. He officiated at Bantam Provincials in 2002.
In 2003 Bexson had another dream – a Junior team in PA to compete in a province wide league. Again with hard work this became a reality. And again Bexson found himself as a key organizer of the PA Predators Junior Team and the Prairie Gold Junior Lacrosse League. He would serve the provincial association as Vice President of Marketing in 2005.
At the same time Bexson continued to be involved at the minor level, assisting to bid, host and execute Bantam Provincials in 2003 and Pee Wee Provincials in PA in 2004.
He was the Head Coach of the Junior Predators from 2004-07 leading them to the Provincial Tier II title in 2007.
Bexson would lead by example by attending many coaching clinics and pass on the knowledge to other coaches in Prince Albert.