Jason Cirone brings with him more than 10 years of ice hockey coaching experience. As Associate Coach and Director of Player Personnel, he helped lead the Motor City Metal Jackets to the franchise's first ever North American Hockey League (NAHL) playoff appearance. Most recently, he led the North American 3 Hockey League's Metro Jets to their first playoff appearance in six years.
Before arriving at Midland, Cirone made his mark across both amateur and professional ranks. A veteran of the game with 17 years of experience in the ice rink, Cirone spent several years as an NHL athlete with the Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers. He was a part of the Italian National Team in the 2006 Olympic Games and competed in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships on four separate occasions.
In addition to his head coaching duties, he has spent the last three years as a talent scout for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League, one of the top junior ice hockey leagues in Canada. While there he headed the scouting and recruiting operations for the Midwest and Southwest regions of Ontario.