Assistant Director of Hockey
Mid-South Ice House / TPH
Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Jay has played and coached in the game for the past 16 years. Knoxville has had professional hockey for many years so Jay benefited early by learning from some great hockey people. He began in the house league and worked his way up to travel hockey while also playing high school hockey ¡n Knoxville. He then decided to play AAA hockey under former NHL journeyman Jay More for a season. Jay also played AAA for Karlis Zirnis, who currently coaches the Thunder AAA Hockey Club. Jay has twice been a member of the Latvian National Team staff with former NHL coach Ted Nolan. He attended several USHL and NAHL invite camps and enjoyed one season with the University of Tennessee Club Team. Jay was also named to the USA Hockey National Camp as a U16 player, which recognizes and hosts the top 2% of players in the country.