The Tampa Bay Lightning Expected to Name Jon Cooper As Their Next Head Coach

Sources are saying that the Tampa Bay Lightning are expected to name Syracuse Crunch Head Coach Jon Cooper as their next head coach as early as Tuesday.

The Crunch are the Lightning’s AHL affiliate and are currently in first place in the Eastern Conference.

Cooper was the AHL’s Coach of the Year last season, leading the Norfolk Admirals to a Calder Cup win, the AHL equivalent of the Stanley Cup.

The 45 year old will become the Lightning’s eighth head coach in the franchise’s history.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

Best Holiday Volunteer Opportunities for the Family in Tampa BayGet the family together to make a difference in the Tampa Bay community this holiday season.
CBS Tampa’s Social Media LinksFollow us!

Listen Live