Head of Western Scouting & Player Development
Lev Cohen is based in Denver, CO, and heads the Jets’ scouting efforts in the western United States. Lev is in his tenth year as a scout, his seventh in the NAHL, and his fifth with the Jets. Lev scouts players from Texas, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, and other areas. As the Jets’ Head of Western Scouting, Lev has the opportunity to see almost every AAA team and several AA teams from all over the western half of the country.
In addition to his role in western scouting, Lev is also involved in player development for the Jets organization. He has played major roles in Western Pre-Draft Camps, set in California.
Outside of the Jets, Lev runs high-end camps and leagues in Colorado, and helps players develop and train for the next level of their careers. Lev coaches with the U13 and U14 Colorado Thunderbirds.
Midwest Regional Scout
Jon Jonasson is based in Breezy Point, MN, and heads the Jets’ scouting in Minnesota and the Midwest.
Jon is currently the Head Coach & General Manager of the NA3HL’s Breezy Point North Stars. In his time coaching, he has moved several players to Tier II and more than 30 players to the collegiate ranks, including NCAA Division I, NCAA Division III, and ACHA Division I.
A native of Bloomington, MN, Jon played junior hockey with the MNJHL’s Twin Cities Northern Lights. After his junior career, he had a short stint in minor professional hockey with the Evansville Icemen before starting coaching in 2009 with the WSHL’s Phoenix Polar Bears. Jon helped the Polar Bears to a Western Division championship. Following his time in Phoenix, Jon and his wife moved back to Minnesota where Jon helped run a Chaska/Chanhassen youth hockey program, coaching the Bantam A team and finding his true passion for player development. In 2011, Jon was named the first head coach of the expansion Steele County Blades of the MNJHL. Following his two-year stint in building the Blades program, he moved to Helena, MT, where he served as Head Coach & General Manager of the Helena Bighorns of the NA3HL until 2016.
Jon and his wife, Kellie, live in Breezy Point, Minnesota, with their two daughters, Skylar and Charlie.
Minnesota Regional Scout
Please note that all inquiries related to youth camps, player tryouts, scouting, and recruiting should be directed to Assistant Coach Corey Leivermann at email@example.com.