Jonathan was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Jonathan began his Junior hockey days at the age of 16 splitting his time in the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League as well as the Western Ontario Junior B Hockey League. In addition, Jonathan also played in the Northern Junior C Canadian Hockey League before finishing his career in the Provincial Junior A Tier II Hockey League for the Durham Fury.
Jonathan began his educational journey to Liberty University from 2007 to 2011 graduating with a B.S. in Exercise Science: Pre-Professional. Jonathan continued his education and graduated with a M.A.T. in Secondary Education in 2013. In 2017, Jonathan completed his Ed.S in Curriculum and Instruction and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration.
During his time at Liberty, Jonathan played for the Men’s DI ice hockey team from 2007-2011 recording a total of 174 points. Shortly after his career, Jonathan returned to the hockey scene in 2013-2014 where he began his coaching career as an assistant coach to the Men’s DIII ice hockey team. In 2014-2015, Jonathan was named the assistant coach of the women’s DI ice hockey team where he where he aided in bringing the first ever ice hockey national title to Liberty University.
As of the 2016-2017 season, Jonathan transitioned back to men’s DI ice hockey where he served and continues to serve as one of the bench coaches.
Liberty's ACHA Division I men's hockey team has 11 new players on its 26-man roster and many new opponents on its 34-game schedule as it opens its 2021-22 season against IUP Friday night at the LIC.
September 15, 2021