General Manager/Head Coach
Joe Dibble rejoined the Jets program as General Manager in January 2019 and was brought back in as Head Coach for the 2022-23 season.
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.
Ryan Black joined the Jets in August 2021. As assistant coach, Black leads the Jets’ defensemen and penalty kill.
Black played Division I hockey at Northern Michigan University, where he returned after his pro career to begin coaching. He volunteered with the Wildcats’ coaching staff for the 2020-21 season.
Black is from Stillwater, Minnesota, and lives in Janesville.
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.