The Winnipeg Jets employed a brand new assistant coach on Monday to switch Jay Woodcroft who left the group to go coach College of Vermont within the NCAA. That coach is Dave Lowry.
Sure, the Winnipeg Jets employed Adam Lowry’s dad to be the pinnacle coach and it might turn into a little bit of an issue. Whereas it isn’t uncommon for folks to educate kids at varied ranges all through their minor hockey profession. Nevertheless, that observe normally stops on the skilled degree. Brent Sutter did coach his son Brandon on the Beneath-20 World Hockey Championships, however it’s uncommon that it might occur on the skilled degree in North America.
It might find yourself that what Dave Lowry does with the Jets doesn’t overlap with Adam’s position with the staff. It is extremely probably that the 2 of them may have one thing labored out to make sure that they hold issues at arms size at work. However the optics will probably stand out to many as unhealthy. There are such a lot of good coaches out there, why would the Jets go for the one who’s the daddy to certainly one of their gamers? Dave Lowry is an achieved coach, however there are different coaches on the market who match the outline as nicely. Hopefully this works out for the Jets, but it surely might additionally finish poorly.