Played eight seasons of professional hockey after being drafted, 3rd round, 76th overall in 1986 by the Minnesota North Stars.
5 year Major Junior career spanning five years, including two OHL All Star teams.
Spent the next three seasons with the Adirondack Red Wings where he won a A Calder Cup Championship
He then moved on to the International Hockey League to complete the final three years of his playing career
In 1997-98 Tomlinson joined the Quad City Mallards of the United Hockey League as an Assistant Coach, and helped guide the club to a league championship.
Became the first Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations for the Colorado Gold Kings of the West Coast Hockey League where he was named Coach of the Year.
In Colorado, Tomlinson helped establish a minor hockey association, named after his team, the Jr. Gold Kings. Kirk oversaw the development of the league, coaches and players. It was also in Colorado where he ran a very successful hockey school for three years.
Tomlinson’s next move was to Michigan, taking his winning ways to the Flint Generals of the United Hockey League.
He then wound up his coaching career in Lubbock, Texas, for the CottonKings in the Central Hockey League.
Presently, Kirk is the Technical Director for TASA. He has just stepped down from a 6 year coaching tenure with the Halifax Major midgets. He ended his time as bench boss with 3 provincial championships, many records set and a trip to the Telus Cup.
Lead on ice for U8 Female STARS.
Associate Coach at King’s Edgehill Prep School (2015-16), Hockey Nova Scotia Female High Performance, Instructor Bedford Core Skills, Izzy Germain Power Skating, Dalhousie University Women’s Hockey Team (2010-13).
A resident of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Scott’s coaching experience stretches back over 10 years.
Scott has coached over 200 players ranging from 4 to 14 years.
As a student of the game, he wants to instil knowledge and the love for the game within his players, thus empowering them to reach their full potential.
On top of coaching and mentoring, Scott also has 8 years experience in program development and coordination at 4 different multi-sport complexes across Canada.