Hired to be Fired in 2.4 Years: Current NHL Head Coaches

Hired to be Fired in 2.4 Years: Current NHL Head Coaches

Being a head coach in a professional sport is a tremendous achievement, but job security isn't really one of the benefits. Most of the current head coaches in the NHL have been hired in the last couple of years. The average tenure of an NHL coach is only 2.4 years. So, if a coach doesn't get his team to perform well quickly, he will likely lose his job. General Managers and Owners have little patience. Are you a fan of the NHL? Do you pay atttention to the man running the show behind the bench? Well, let's drop the puck and get started! In this quiz, current coaches names are provided. You have to indicate what team they lead.

D.J. Smith:

Martin St. Louis:

John Hynes:

Gerard Gallant:

Lane Lambert:

Jared Bednar:

Luke Richardson:

Todd McLellan:

Dean Evason:

Jay Woodcroft:

David Quinn:

John Tortorella:

Peter DoBoer:

Paul Maurice:

Lindy Ruff:

Jim Montgomery:

Rod Brind'Amour:

Dallas Eakins:

Mike Sullivan:

Derek Lalonde:

Andre Tourigny:

Brad Larsen:

Sheldon Keefe:

Darryl Sutter:

Don Granato:

Hired to be Fired in 2.4 Years: Current NHL Head Coaches

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.