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TONY ZASOWSKI
HEAD COACH/GM
tzasowski@jrblues.com

Tony Zasowski is a native of Darien, IL.  Tony grew up playing goal for Team Illinois and Chicago Young Americans before playing junior hockey for the Lindsay Muskies in the OHA.  

From there Tony played for the Green Bay Gamblers winning a Anderson and Gold Cup Championship.  He finished his junior hockey career with the Omaha Lancers where he won a Clark Cup along with earning USHL Goaltender of the Year honors.  Tony went on to play for the University of Notre Dame where he was rookie of the year for the Irish.  He finished up his playing career with the Dayton Bombers of the ECHL.

After his playing days, Tony began his coaching career with Brother Rice high school in Chicago by leading them to an Elite Eight finish in the state.  From there he coached with the Springfield Spirit (NAHL), Chicago Steel(USHL) and Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL).  The last five seasons Tony has been the President and Midget AAA Head Coach with the San Jose Jr. Sharks hockey club.  During his tenure with the Jr. Sharks, Tony's teams won 2 CAHA state championships along with 2 NAPHL regular season championships.  He takes the most pride in the many players who he has helped promote to junior, ACHA, and NCAA hockey.

Tony is a USA Hockey level 5 coach.  He has worked four USA Hockey Select Festivals as a coach coach/evaluator along with speaking about goaltending at the Level 4 Pacific District Coaching Seminar the last 3 seasons.

Tony resides in Springfield with his wife DJ.

   
  BRAD STOFFERS
ASSISTANT COACH
(314) 623-5062
bstoffers@jrblues.com

Brad Stoffers is entering his 8th season coaching with previous stops at the Youth, High School, and NCAA Division 1 levels. Last year guiding the Nashville Jr. Predators U14 team in their first season as a Tier 1 organization Stoffers enjoyed watching players develop on and off the ice including two players advancing to the USA Hockey U15 National Player Development Camp. Prior to his time in Nashville Stoffers spent two seasons at RPI as a Volunteer Assistant Coach under the guidance of Head Coach Seth Appert. In his first campaign the Engineers earned a birth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 26 years and in his second stint the team also had a successful season finishing second in the ECAC regular season standings.

In addition to 7 seasons behind the bench, Coach Stoffers has an extensive background in player development working Summer hockey camps the past 4 Summers, coaching in USA Hockey's Player Development program at both the district and national levels, and holding his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certification. Seeing players develop over time and accomplish their goals individually and collectively as part of a team is what drives Stoffers to coach every day.

In his spare time Stoffers enjoys being outside and active, traveling, and meeting new people.

 

   
 

MIKE DI PUMA
ASSITANT COACH
(773) 849-4682

Mike, a native of Chicago, Illinois and the Mission Hockey Club, is no stranger to Head Coach Tony Zasowski as coach drafted Dipuma in the USHL Futures draft while Coach Tony was with the Chicago Steel. Mike also went on the play for coach in San Jose with the Jr. Sharks. However, Mike's time in San Jose was short lived as he was quickly picked up by the NAHL's Wanatchee Wild. Mike scored 2 goals in his debut as an Affiliate Player and was added to the roster for the remainder of the season. Mike went on the compete for Two Robertson Cup Championship with the Wild. Dipuma became the organization's all time regular season leader in games played (134, goals (54) and points (107). Mike went on to commit to play hockey at the University of North Dakota. Mike will fill the roles and skill development coach primarily working with the forwards along with assisting the players with their equipment needs.