The three coaches couldn’t be from more varied backgrounds.
While his Tampa Bay Lightning players were filming viral videos on jet skis back in Florida, coach Jon Cooper has been situated in one of the least Florida-like locations in the U.S. during the NHL’s paused season.
Doug Waterhouse said the photo has been in his brown leather briefcase for at least 10 years.
Sportsnet Hockey Central have spent time over the last few weeks speaking with many of our head coaches during the paused NHL season. Take a listen.
Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper joins Men in Blazers to talk about his journey through the hockey ranks
Despite being behind the scenes on game days, video coaches Brian Garlock and Nigel Kirwan are a key extension of the Bolts’ coaching staff.
The type of coaching carnage that has gone on in the NHL the past few years is borderline historic. Then you have the Lightning’s Jon Cooper and the Jets’ Paul Maurice, the standard-bearers for the lost art of longevity behind the bench. How did they do it?
Each month we’ll give a shout out to one NHL team’s coaching staff for pulling out ahead of the pack. The month of December 2019 goes to the Tampa Bay Lightening coaching staff!
Some of the Bolts’ most valuable practice time comes one-on-one with assistant coach Jeff Halpern after the rest of the team has left the ice
Jon Cooper leads a Tampa Bay coaching staff that deploys colorful terms, competes for swag, holds a monthly golf tournament—and devotes itself to giving the NHL’s best team its edge.