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Coaching Staff


Bob Boughner
President & Head Coach 

Bob Boughner enters his ninth season as President of the Windsor Spitfires and his eighth as Head Coach.

Boughner led the club to consecutive MasterCard Memorial Cup and Rogers OHL Championships during the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons.

He also earned consecutive CHL and OHL Coach of the Year awards in the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009, becoming the first Head Coach in CHL history to win a pair of MasterCard Memorial Cups and a pair of CHL Coach of the Year awards.

Boughner's own career spanned 10 NHL seasons and 630 games.

Bob lives in Tecumseh with his wife Jennifer and children Brady, Molly, Emma and Lola.


Warren Rychel
VP & General Manager

Warren Rychel enters his ninth season as General Manager of the Windsor Spitfires.

Rychel built the club's consecutive MasterCard Memorial Cup and Rogers OHL Championship performances in the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons, earning OHL Executive of the Year honours in 2008-2009.

Rychel's own career spanned 10 NHL seasons, during which he won the 1996 Stanley Cup as a member of the Colorado Avalanche.

Warren lives in Tecumseh with his wife Denise and children Kerby, Maddux and Kendall.​​

Bob Jones
Associate Coach

Bob Jones is entering his seventh season as an Associate Coach with the Spitfires, also serving as the club's Head Coach in 2010-2011.

Prior to joining the Spitfires, Jones served as an Assistant Coach with the Sudbury Wolves (2004 through 2007) helping guide the club to the OHL Championship Final in his final season.

Jones has also had coached with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors (2000 to 2004), Brampton Battalion (1999-2000) and Soo Greyhounds (1995 to 1998).

Jones played five seasons of professional hockey in the IHL and CoHL.

Bob lives in Windsor with his wife Paige and children Blake and Brianna.


Jerrod Smith
Assistant Coach

Jerrod Smith enters his second season as an Assistant Coach, having spent the previous two seasons as the club's video coach.

Smith earned his undergrad degree from Acadia University and graduated with his Masters Degree in Sports Administration from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.

He played in the OHL for the St. Michaels Majors and spent time playing professional hockey in both Germany and Australia.

Jerrod lives in Windsor Ontario with his fiancee Candace.

Paul Billing
Goaltending Coach

Paul Billing enters his sixth season as Goaltending Coach.

Billing won a Turner Cup title with Toledo of the International Hockey League in 1983, setting the league standard for combined goals against average along with partner Lorne Molleken.​

Billing played at the collegiate level for St. Louis University and United States International University.

Paul lives in Tecumseh, with his wife Delight and three children Georgia, Camille and Eli.


Joey Garland
Athletic Therapist

Joey Garland is entering his ninth season with the Spitfires as Athletic Therapist.

Garland has enjoyed great success internationally over recent years, including winning a goal medal with Team Canada at the World Under-18 Championships in Russia. He also worked as Athletic Therapist for Team Canada at the 2014 World U-20 Junior Championships.

Garland graduated with a B.Sc. (Kinesiology) from Dalhousie University in 2002 and also obtained his Sports Injury Management Diploma from Sheridan College in 2005.

Joey currently resides in Windsor with his wife Amanda.

J.R. Grant
Head Equipment Manager

J.R Grant enters his seventh season with the Spitfires and his third as the team's Head Equipment Manager.

J.R. graduated from Holy Names High School and currently lives in Harrow.


Sean DeMuynck
Video Coach

Sean DeMunyk enters his second season as the club's Video Coach.

Sean currently resides in Windsor.


Carey Krug
Skills Coach

Carey Krug works with many NHL, CHL and professional players, specializing in skating edge work, puck protecting, game situation skills and puck creativity.

His expertise helps our players reach their full potential.

Krug is married to his wife Heather and is proud father to daughter, Madysen.

Carey's nephew, Torey, currently plays for the Boston Bruins.​

Matt Tolmie
Dressing Room Attendant


Sam Uprichard
Dressing Room Attendant

Hockey Operations

Brian Teakle

Larry Gertsakis

Mike Kesler

Mike Glover

Matt Moran

Don Dickson

Dan Currie

Micheal Kokavec
European Consultant


Dennis Gignac
Academic Advisor


John Laporte
Academic Advisor


Danielle Chevalier
Academic Advisor


Dr. Roy Dlkllch
Team Physician

Dr. Bob McKay
Team Physician

Dr. Anthony Lemmo
Team Chiropractor

Dr. Roger Shaban
Team Dentist

Dr. Neil MacKenzie

Dr. Richard Stapleford
Oral Surgeon