Simon Watson is in his third season with the organization as Head Coach and General Manager.
Watson played professional hockey in the Central Hockey League (CHL) for the Lubbock Cotton Kings, Rocky Mountain Rage, and the Missouri Mavericks. His strong leadership qualities on and off the ice, and significant contributions to his community didn't go unnoticed as he was named the 2011 CHL Man of the Year.
He played MWJHL junior hockey in his hometown, Waterloo, Ontario, for the Waterloo Siskins. From 2001-2006 Watson played NCAA Division 1 collegiate hockey at St. Lawrence University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Educational Leadership.
On August 5, 2011, Watson retired as a player and became the Mavericks' Assistant Director of Hockey Operations. Watson has continued to work with the Kansas City Mavericks in various capacities including Associate Coach, Director of Player Personnel, and Color Analyst for televised Mavericks games.
On May 9, 2013, he was named to the coaching staff of the KC Mavs Elite Midget AAA team. He also volunteers with the Jr. Mavericks by coaching and teaching youth hockey players in the Kansas City area. Watson is a registered level 5 Coach with USA hockey.
Simon and his wife Megan live in Riverside, Missouri with their two sons, Hudson and Sawyer.
This is Morgan's second season with the organization. She joined in January 2019 as the Graphic Content and Social Media Intern and was promoted to Creative Director for the 2019-2020 season. Her current role is Manager of Content & Social Media.
She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Electronic Art from Washburn University in May 2020.
As the Manager of Content & Social Media, Morgan oversees the content presented on the team's website and social media. She is responsible for creating, editing, posting, updating, and occasionally cleaning up outdated content.
When she isn’t glued to a computer screen, she spends time learning French, obsessing over the Dallas Stars and/or Pittsburgh Penguins, and stress baking enough to feed the Midwest.
Morgan lives in the Waldo neighborhood of KC with her dog Jett, and is looking forward to hockey season!