Chicago names Hart new head coach
October 29, 2015
The Chicago Jr. Bulldogs of the NA3HL have made a coaching change and announced Kevin Hart as the club's new head coach moving forward. Coach Hart is a Plainfield, IL native joining the Chicago Junior Bulldogs mid-season as the new head coach.
His leadership has high hopes to bring the Chicago franchise back to it winnings ways and another playoff berth. Coach Hart is no stranger to the coaching world. Hart brings years of hockey experience from youth travel to college; along with an unwavering coaching mentorship with him to the Bulldogs hockey organization.
His coaching career started in 2008 when he was recruited by Tim Picco as an assistant coach. In 2011, Hart took a brief sabbatical from coaching to study Athletic Training at Lewis University. Never too far from a the rink, Kevin's freshman year would be the inaugural season for Lewis University Flyers ACHA D2 club hockey team where he would play 4 years until graduating in 2015. Kevin held the assistant captain title his junior and senior year.
The 2011 year was also Kevin's first year as the team president and hiring of Picco as head coach. When Hart wasn't busy with his studies or on the ice with the Flyers, he was spending countless hours behind the scenes working to build the Flyers Hockey program by attending recruiting showcases, seminars and various conferences. Within 4 seasons, Hart and Picco would be able to transform a 12 man roster into two teams; with the D2 team competing for a national ranking.
Coach Hart brings this dedication and passion for hockey with him to the Bulldogs along with the opportunity to give back to the sport that drives his commitment to the player development. He takes pride in preparing players for their next level of hockey and embraces to opportunity to be part of the Bulldogs organization. Coach Hart is a USA Hockey Level 4 coach and Certified Athletic Trainer. When he isn't with the Bulldogs, he is the ATC for Lewis Hockey team.