Josh is from Roseville, MN and brings over a decade of coaching experience. He comes to MAP after serving as the Head Coach of Women’s Hockey at Plymouth State University (NCAA DIII) in New Hampshire from 2020-2022. While at the helm of PSU, Josh led the Panthers to new program heights, including the first unbeaten start in program history in ‘20-’21 and many individual player career bests. Under Funk’s leadership, over 20 players in two seasons earned Academic All-Conference Awards, 1 All-Conference, and 6 Academic All-Americans.
Prior to Plymouth State, Funk was an Assistant Coach of Women’s Hockey at Robert Morris University (NCAA DI). While at RMU, he focused on the individual skill development of players and coached multiple CHA players of the week and a NCAA National Player of the Year. Funk helped guide Robert Morris to a 20-12-4 record and a spot in the championship game of the College Hockey America tournament in 2019-20 while the team also earned a top-10 ranking (USCHO) and finished #1 in the CHA.
His career also includes stops at Albert Lea High School (MN), St. Catherine University (MN- NCAA DIII), Sugar Land Imperials (TX- NA3HL), and Miami University (OH) while he has also held numerous roles with Minnesota Hockey CCM High Performance programs. He has coached every level of women’s hockey in the United States and is a USA Hockey Level 4 coach.
Josh attended St. Thomas Academy and was a part of MAP/FHIT at its beginning stages. After graduating, Josh graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2012 with a degree in Psychology and Coaching. He then attended Miami University for his Masters in Sport Psychology while coaching their women’s hockey team to a 29-3-2 record and were runners up at the national tournament.
He looks forward to watching players get better every single day and advancing to the next level.