Joe Dibble rejoined the Jets program as General Manager in January 2019.
Dibble is the winningest coach in Jets history with a 181-91-28 career record in five seasons as Head Coach & General Manager from 2012 to 2017. Under Dibble’s leadership, the Jets helped advance 51 players to NCAA Division I hockey, saw 21 rostered players selected in USHL Drafts, and regularly led the NAHL in each category. Dibble’s Jets created and executed a player procurement, development, and advancement model that helped the NAHL actualize its mission to become the League of Opportunity.
In June 2020, Parker Burgess was named the fifth head coach in Jets history.
Burgess joined the Jets from Nichols College of the NCAA’s Commonwealth Coast Conference, where he served as head coach of the Bison since 2015. He guided the team to a 74-48-13 record in his five seasons, won the 2017-18 CCC Championship, and helped the program reach a national ranking as high as #7 in March 2018. Previous to his role at Nichols College, he spent four seasons with his alma mater, the University of St. Thomas, as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator.
Burgess is from Calgary, Alberta, and lives in Janesville with his wife, Jessie.
Associate Head Coach
Former Jets forward Lennie Childs returned to Janesville in November 2018 as assistant coach. In June 2020, he was promoted to associate head coach alongside Parker Burgess.
Childs’ focus with the Jets is on the defensemen and the team’s penalty kill. He guided the PK to an 81% success rate in 2019-20, good for second-best in the Midwest Division. His defensemen featured four Division-I commitments, two of which were earned in-season.
As associate head coach, Childs also plays important roles in the Jets’ player procurement.
Previous to coaching the Jets, Childs was head coach of the USPHL’s Charlotte Rush (2018) and Skipjacks Hockey Club (2017-18). He played four seasons of college hockey at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin, after a 116-game career as a Jet from 2010 to 2012.
Childs is from Silver Spring, Maryland. He lives in Janesville with his wife, Laurel, and son, Louie.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Paul Zweifel of Total Athlete Performance became the Jets’ strength and conditioning coach in 2018.
Total Athlete Performance is a high-performance strength and conditioning facility run by head strength coach Paul Zweifel. The mission of the partnership with the Jets is to design and implement principles and practices of the most modern and up-to-date sciences in the Strength and Conditioning field as it pertains to the game of hockey. Their goal is to create and maintain a proactive atmosphere for players by bringing a balanced approach of mobility, flexibility, speed, agility, power, strength, and conditioning to enhance each athlete’s overall stress capacity. The result is a stronger, more injury-resistant athlete capable of withstanding the rigors of the season who can remain on the ice, where their skills are developed.