Joe Paisley

College Hockey Reporter

Joe Paisley rejoined The Gazette staff to cover college hockey in February 2013. He worked at The Gazette for 5.5 years, including 2.5 seasons as the college hockey beat writer until Dec. 2011. Paisley graduated from the University of Montana journalism school and began his career in Butte, Mont in 1994. He worked as an education reporter before becoming a sports writer. His first beat was covering the Junior A hockey franchise, the Butte Irish. After nearly eight years at the Montana Standard, he transferred to the Twin Falls (ID) Times-News where he was the sports editor and met his wife Tiffany. He moved on to the Gazette in March 2006 to become the high school sports editor; a position he held for three years.

Switchback Miguel Gonzalez shoots the ball against Oklahoma City goalkeeper Cody Laurendi during the first half of a game at Switchbacks Stadium on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Gonzalez didn't score on this possession, but scored later in the half. The Switchbacks won the game 2-0. photo by Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette
Three Mountain Lions men's basketball players, (left to right) Kendall Godley, Alex Welsh and Dalton Patten, sign pro contracts in Europe.
Switchbacks midfielder Luke Vercollone, left, celebrates with forward Charles Eloundou after Eloundou scored Colorado Springs' second goal against Austin during the second half Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at Sand Creek Stadium in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Classical Academy's Titus Grant, the soccer Peak Performer of the Year, is pictured at the school Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Colorado Springs Switchbacks coach Steve Trittschuh