|The native of Climax, Saskatchewan, won a gold medal as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championships. Desjardins was named head coach of the Canadian national team in the 2010 World Junior Championships and earned a silver medal. He has won National Championships in Asia, Europe and North America. During his time with the Medicine Hat Tigers, Desjardins posted a collective 333-182-61 regular season record and a 65-43 record in the playoffs, and each of his teams have qualified for the playoffs when he has started the season with the club.
Desjardins and his wife Rhonda have three children - two boys in Brayden (18) and Jayce (12), and a girl in Sheehan (16).