Tate returns for his third season behind the bench of the 2007 Major SPHA team after a very successful previous two seasons. All the athletes thoroughly enjoyed Tate's knowledge, energy and passion that he brings to every practice and game. Similar to his playing style, Tate specializes in offensive schemes, powerplay coaching and skill development.
He grew up playing his minor hockey in Wetaskiwin and Leduc before moving on to playing his junior hockey with the Fort Saskatchewan Traders where he was the captain for two years. Once his junior career was over, he moved on to play four years at Concordia University College where he left as the all-time leading scorer of Canadian College Hockey. Tate completed his playing career by playing ten years for the Stony Plain Eagles Senior AAA team and visited four Allan Cup National Championships.