Thomson joins the SPHA U16 coaching staff after spending the last ten years coaching at elite levels in and around Edmonton. Shawn began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the Bantam AA level for his first two seasons. Following those two seasons at the Bantam AA level, he met Guy Paradis and has been on his staff for the past seven seasons as an assistant coach. As an assistant on Paradis’ staff, Thomson has coached four seasons at the Midget AAA level and three more seasons at the Minor Midget AAA level. Shawn’s career coaching highlight was a Midget AAA North Division Championship while with the Gregg Distributors CAC team during the 2014/15 season.