Springfield Jr. Blues Hire New Assistant Coach

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Jr. Blues are excited to announce Tom Lenox as their new assistant coach.

Lenox will be joining the Jr. Blues immediately and will be focusing on player development and recruiting as the team prepares for its pre-draft camp at the end of May (24-26th)

Lenox has been involved with all levels of hockey for more than 20 years, and said he looks forward to moving to Springfield.

“The opportunity to work with Tony (Zasowski) and the history that the Springfield Jr. Blues have in the NAHL really made this opportunity one that I just couldn’t pass up.  I’m looking forward to helping Tony continue to build off of last years success.”

Lenox has traveled extensively during his involvement with the game, which includes scouting, coaching, player development and operations management ranging from the junior levels, to college and the pros including time as and NCAA Division I assistant coach with University of Alabama-Hunstville.  Most recently Lenox was the head coach of the boy’s hockey team at the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, NY.

"I am excited to have someone of Tom’s experience to join our staff.” Said Head Coach Tony Zasowski  “I am looking forward to working with Tom as I know he will help take the Jr. Blues to the next level. 

Coach Lenox is married to his wife Donna and has two children, Jack and Charlie, who are 8 and 6 years old.


About the Jr. Blues

The Springfield Jr. Blues are the NAHL’s longest running active team, having joined the NAHL back during the 1993-94 season.  The Jr. Blues are just one of seven NAHL teams to have won multiple Robertson Cup Championships (1996, 1997).  Over 160 alumni have gone on to NCAA Division I and III hockey.


About the NAHL

The NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league boasting 28 teams from across North America, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey.  To date in 2011-12, over 110 NAHL players have committed to NCAA schools.  Famous alumni of the NAHL include:  Stanley Cup Champion and Conn Smythe/Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas, Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller and Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane.  For more information, visit www.nahl.com.