Jon Cooper (ice hockey)
|Born|| August 23, 1967
Prince George, BC, CAN
|Current position||Head coach|
|Current team||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Previous team(s)||Syracuse Crunch
Green Bay Gamblers
St. Louis Bandits
|Years with current team||2013|
American Hockey League
In 2010, Cooper was hired by the Tampa Bay Lightning to coach the Norfolk Admirals, the Lightning's AHL affiliate. During the 2011-12 season, the Admirals won the Calder Cup as the AHL's champions. Cooper won the 2012 Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award as the AHL's most outstanding head coach.
For the 2012–13 season, Cooper became the head coach of the Syracuse Crunch, after the Lightning changed their AHL affiliation. In 65 games with the Crunch, Cooper led the team to a 39–18–3–5 record, the best in the AHL at the time of his promotion.
National Hockey League
Cooper was born in Prince George, British Columbia. He played high school hockey at Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. He then moved to Hofstra University in the Village of Hempstead, New York, where he played four years of Division I lacrosse, and one year of hockey. He earned a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.
NHL coaching record
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|TB||2012-13||5||8||3||.384||4th in Southeast Division||-||-||Missed Playoffs|
|TB||2013-14||14||8||0||.636||-||-||-||Season In Progress|
|0||0||0 Stanley Cups|
- "Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Administration". Tampa Bay Lightning. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
- "Lightning Release Guy Boucher of Coaching Duties". Tampa Bay Lightning. March 24, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
- "Lightning name Jon Cooper as head coach". Tampa Bay Lightning. March 25, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
- Erik Erlendsson (March 25, 2013). "Tampa Bay Lightning hire Cooper as head coach". Tampa Bay Online. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
|Head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning