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. In his first year in Janesville, he successfully navigated a young Jets roster through the uncertainties and challenges associated with playing a season during COVID-19, winning the team’s third regular season division title in franchise 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, and son, Bo.
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.