Head Coach Joel Ekroos returns to the Fort Worth Jaguars for his second season. In 2022, he guided the team to a 9-3 record and beat the Utah Raptors in the semifinals before falling to the Florida Vikings in the Troy Cup Final. In the past Finnish season, he led the Westend Indians to the Under-22 Men's national championship, bringing five players back to Fort Worth for the 2023 campaign.
Coach Ekroos is from Helsinki, Finland. He started playing floorball in junior high and has been playing for over 19 years. As an adult, he played his first four seasons in Finnish Division 1 for the Westend Indians. They eventually were promoted to the top level in Finland, the F-league, where he played with them for two more seasons as a defenseman. He moved on from the Indians to the Red Devils of the German Bundesliga as a player/coach for one season.
Ekroos then returned to the Indians, where he has coached for the past five seasons. For the past two years, he has been the Head Coach for the Indians' Under-21 team.
For his primary career, Joel works as a junior high school special needs assistant helping out students.