Jon Cooper

Tampa Bay head coach talks Stanley Cup.

Jim Rome
October 06, 2020 - 10:41 am

Info & Stats: Tampa Bay Lightning Head Coach

All Topics: Winning the Stanley Cup | Life in the bubble | Not being able to celebrate series wins with family or friends | Bonding as a team in the bubble | Inspiration from Virginia basketball | Losing in the 1st round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals | Heartbreak helped them | Importance of Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman in the organization |

Oct 6th 2020

Feb 13th 2020

All Topics: Coming off 8th straight win | Seeing results from their solid play | Training his team to play playoff hockey | Bobby Knight | Knight’s advice to him was about not worrying about the other team | Andrei Vasilevskiy’s play in goal | Andrei’s stretching | How much has changed in the league since he was hired in since in 2013 | Trusting his assistants more | Relationship with his players


Feb 13th 2019

All Topics: 2018-19 Season | Nikita Kucherov’s talent | Wanting to change how they played last night vs. Calgary | Spring Hockey | Attention to detail | Not knowing a lot when he arrived in the NHL | Hiring someone from the Navy Seals to coach him | Importance of role players | His back story | Playing lacrosse in college | Practicing law and coaching hockey | Choosing hockey | Getting a call from Steve Yzerman to coach Tampa Bay | Being longest tenured coach in the NHL