Head Coach Joe Ballance earns career win number 100 as Pioneers Head Coach. In his fourth season, the coach has a career record of 100-26-4 (100 wins, 26 losses, and 4 ties) and holds a regular season record of 88-22-4. During his tenure as Head Coach, Ballance has led the Pioneers to 3 SECHL league titles and three consecutive National Tournament appearances. He looks to guide this young Pioneers team comprised of 22 rookies to the same level of success that this program has achieved the last three years. "I'd like to thank the current players, former players, and the coaching staff for their support and for all of their contributions as without them this would not be feasible", said Head Coach Joe Ballance. General Manager Bob Carnathan commented on the feat, "It is a great accomplishment to receive 100 career wins. Soon he will obtain 100 regular season wins and I couldn't be happier. Joe's work ethic, determination, and knowledge along with his passion to see this team succeed is second to none. We are glad to have him apart of this program and as our Head Coach."
We congratulate Coach Ballance on his feat and wish the Pioneers team the best of luck the rest of the way as they gear up for the playoffs.