Jets Extend Agreements with Coaching Staff and GM

Mar 4, 2020

JANESVILLE, WI — The Janesville Jets, proud members of the North American Hockey League, today announced that head coach Corey Leivermann, assistant coach Lennie Childs, goalie coach Larry Clemens, and general manager Joe Dibble will all be returning for the 2020-2021 NAHL season.

“The Jets franchise is heading in the right direction. Coach Leivermann and assistant coach Childs have earned an opportunity to come back and build on the strong foundation that has been established this year. We expect our coaches to procure, develop, and promote the most talented players available. Winning will follow that formula,” said Jets president Bill McCoshen. “The Jets have faced a lot of adversity this season. Our staff has learned important coaching lessons to help overcome a slow start, injuries and extended illnesses to key players, and the youngest roster in the NAHL. I’m confident this team will make the Midwest Division playoffs and be a very tough out for whoever we face in the first round.

“GM Joe Dibble has been a tremendous resource for our young coaching staff and has been instrumental in building one of the most talented rosters we have ever had in Janesville,” continued McCoshen, who also serves as Chairman of the NAHL Board of Governors. “Joe helped transform the Jets into the top development and promotion franchise in junior hockey when he served as Jets head coach. The Jets model spread across the NAHL, helping the league set records for player promotion for the past six years.”

“We have two talented young coaches that are doing great things for the Jets organization on and off the ice,” said general manager Joe Dibble. “Coach Leivermann and assistant coach Childs are dedicated to the development of their players and you are seeing the results in the team’s play the second half of the season.

“Great goaltending is critical to team success,” Dibble continued. “Jets goalie coach Larry Clemens has done a phenomenal job developing some of the best goalies in the NAHL, including two NHL Draft picks and possibly a third this June. Having Larry back next year ensures we will continue to attract the best goalies available. I’m very excited for the future of the Jets.”