Mike Valley has been the Dallas Stars' goaltending coach since the 2009-10 season. He spent the 2008-09 season as an assistant goaltending coach for the Nashville Predators/Milwaukee Admirals and as a volunteer goaltending coach for the University of Wisconsin, his alma mater. Outside of his work with the Stars, Valley owns and operates Elite Goalies High Performance and Private Instructional Camps.
Valley played six years of professional hockey (1998-2004) after initially being signed as a free agent by the Vancouver Canucks following his sophomore year of college. His career includes stints in the AHL, ECHL and Swedish Elite League. In 2005, he returned to the University of Wisconsin to complete his bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Rhetorical Studies.
Valley is originally from Richmond, B.C.. He and his wife, Holly, have two daughters, Madeleine (7), and Emily (5).