Joel Coursey, a Providence graduate and Steinbach local, played three seasons for the Freemen from 2008–2010. In his second season he was awarded MCAC athlete of the week. In the same season he was named to the MCAC All Conference Team. Coursey was recognized as one of the premiere post players in the league. In Coursey’s graduating season with the Freemen he was named NCCAA North Central All-Region Honorable Mention.
After one season as the assistant coach, Coursey now enters his fifth season as head coach of the Pilots. In 2013 he took the Pilots to the MCAC championship final. Coursey's playing experience has helped to shape his coaching perspective. His areas of expertise are in high and low post play, team defense and game strategy.