PLYMOUTH, Mich. - USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program announced today that assistant coach Mike Leone (Dearborn, Mich.) has accepted the head coach position with the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers and will not return next season.
“Mike Leone is an outstanding coach and he has earned the opportunity to be a head coach in the top junior league in the world,” said Scott Monaghan, assistant executive director of the NTDP. “We wish Mike all the best with Green Bay and thank him for his three seasons of work at the NTDP.”
Leone helped lead the U.S. to a 2019 U17 Four Nations championship in Kazan, Russia, second-place finishes at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and 2020 U17 Five Nations in Ufa, Russia, and made his IIHF debut as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2021 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship.
NOTES: Information, including application procedures, about filling the position will be posted on USAHockey.com in the coming days … USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program is completing its 25th season of competition and is based at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. The goal of the full-time development program is to prepare student-athletes under the age of 18 for participation on U.S. National Teams and success in their future hockey careers. Its efforts focus not only on high-caliber participation on the ice but creating well-rounded individuals off the ice.