Jay Leach (hockey coach)

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Jay Leach (born May 24, 1951 in Lexington, Massachusetts) is a former ice hockey assistant coach of the National Hockey League's Los Angeles Kings, Atlanta Thrashers, New Jersey Devils, and Washington Capitals. He also has five years of head coaching experience in the American Hockey League with the Springfield Indians and the Hershey Bears.

Leach served as assistant coach for Team USA under Bob Johnson in the 1991 Canada Cup. He also served as assistant coach for the U.S. Men's National Team in the 2004 and 2006 World Championships.

On June 25, 2013, Leach was named associate head coach for the University of Maine men's ice hockey team.[1]

His nephew of the same name is the head coach of the Providence Bruins.[2]


  1. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Announces the Hiring of Associate Head Coach Jay Leach". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "JAY LEACH AND TRENT WHITFIELD NAMED PROVIDENCE BRUINS ASSISTANT COACHES". The Official Site of the Providence Bruins. Retrieved 16 May 2017.