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.
Corey Leivermann was named the fourth head coach in Jets history in January of 2019 when he was promoted from his previous position as assistant coach and director of scouting, where he served for 18 months.
Before joining the Jets, Leivermann spent one season with the Jersey Shore Wildcats in the NA3HL as Head Coach/GM. After his season ended with Jersey Shore, Leivermann joined the Wichita Falls Wildcats in the NAHL as an assistant coach. Previously, Leivermann was the Head Scout of Wichita Falls for the 2014-15 season.
Leivermann played four years of high school hockey for Mankato West (MN). He was a four-year captain and received an NCAA Division I scholarship to Minnesota State Mankato. From high school, he played two years of junior hockey with the USHL’s Fargo Force, captaining the team in his second season. He played two and a half seasons as Maverick before transferring to Division III Gustavus Adolphus. In his senior year, he captained the Golden Gusties and earned All American status.
Assistant Coach & Director of Wisconsin Junior Jets
Former Jet forward Lennie Childs returned to Janesville in November 2018, adding to the team’s coaching staff and bringing leadership to the Wisconsin Junior Jets.
The Wisconsin Junior Jets, known also just as the Junior Jets, are a AAA player development program. Started by Bill McCoshen and Dan Schacte in 2004 as the Madison Stars, the Junior Jets are Wisconsin’s first fully-integrated player development program from mites through juniors. In his directorial role, Childs oversees skill development and is in charge of expanding the program with more teams and increased exposure to junior and college hockey.
With the NAHL Jets, Childs focuses on individual skill development, position-specific development, and player procurement.
Childs joined the Jets from the USPHL’s Charlotte Rush of the Premier Division, where he served as head coach. He spent the 2017-18 season in the same role with the Skipjacks Hockey Club in York, Pennsylvania, also of the Premier Division. Childs played four seasons of college hockey at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin. He played for the Jets from 2010 to 2012, appearing in 116 total games for the club.
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.