Jay Leach (hockey coach)

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For the ice hockey player, see Jay Leach (ice hockey).

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]

He is the uncle of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins coach Jay Leach.[2]


  1. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Announces the Hiring of Associate Head Coach Jay Leach". Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Television interview with Scranton coach Jay Leach, WQMY-TV, 12 December 2015