Coaching Staff

jets_coaches*Lovell (left), Wilson (middle) and Quenneville (right) with 35th straight win puck setting new USAH Junior hockey record (1/28/17).

Justin Quenneville – General Manager / Head Coach

Justin enters his 4th full season as head coach of the Metro Jets (NA3HL), after taking over two months into the 2013-14 campaign.

He also served as associate head coach of the No. 1 nationally-ranked Honeybaked 2000 AAA Team (2015 State/National Champions) and is a scout for the Lone Star Brahmas (14-15 NAHL South Division Season Champs).  In his first season with Metro, he helped guide the Jets to the playoffs, while promoting multiple players to the NAHL/USHL/University.  The Last three season he guided the Jets to East Division Regular Season Titles, Division Playoff Championships and three straight Silver Cup Appearances (2015-16 + 2016-17 National Champion Runner-Up).  The team also produced more NAHL opportunities than any other team in Junior A for the 4th straight season.  He was also named back to back Coach of The Year (2016, 2017), GM of the Year (2017) and Organization of the Year (2016, 2017) as well as representing Top Prospects teams (2011 NAHL U18, 2016 East, 2017 East).

Prior to moving to Michigan for family reasons, he spent three years with the Corpus Christi IceRays (NAHL) as the head coach/director of hockey operations. Justin guided the 2011-12 team to setting a new franchise record for home wins with 17.  In his second season, he was honored by being named head coach of the U18 Selects in the NAHL Top Prospects event in Troy, Mich. In 2012-13, he guided the team to its first ever NAHL postseason berth and over the course of three full seasons, built a developing powerhouse that saw more than 40 players commit to NCAA programs, one NHL draft pick, two NHL contracts, six USHL draft picks and more call-ups to the USHL/CHL than any other program in three years.

Prior to coaching, the Montreal native played in four leagues over six professional seasons (AHL, UHL, ECHL, CHL). While playing for the Corpus Christi IceRays (CHL), as team captain and player-assistant coach, he left the game as the franchise’s all-time leader in points and assists. He totaled 255 points (96g, 159a) in 234 IceRays regular season games. Overall in his pro career, Quenneville amassed 321 points (125g, 196a) in 337 games. His on-ice pro career was highlighted by two team MVPs (ECHL, CHL), four All-Star selections and a CHL MVP finalist nomination in 2006-2007 when he led the IceRays in scoring, while posting career highs in goals, assists, and penalty minutes. In 2009-10, he was named the CHL Man of the Year and received a “key to the city” in Corpus Christi for his off-ice contributions and leadership. In 2005-06 while playing for the ECHL Phoenix Roadrunners, he was named Top Forward of the Year.

Prior to turning pro in 2004, Quenneville, played four seasons of NCAA hockey at St. Michael’s College. In 99 collegiate games, he was among all-time leaders with 59 goals, 70 assists, 129 points and 128 penalty minutes. He was named team MVP twice, Freshman of The Year and ECAC First all Star team 3 times over his 4 year NCAA career. In addition, Quenneville earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with two minors in International Business and Computer Science, respectively. As well as earning a degree, he was also named to 2004’s “Who’s Who in America.” – 361-877-9999


Randy Wilson – Assistant Coach & Goalie Coach

A Detroit-area native, Randy is a former minor-pro goaltender who played for five different teams in the old International Hockey League (IHL) from 1977-1983. He attended training camp as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings in 1981-82.

Over the past 30 years, Randy has worked as a goaltending coach with numerous AAA Midget, High School and Junior Hockey programs in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Currently, Randy is the assistant coach with the Metro Jets of the NA3HL which has produced a number of high-end junior goaltenders – most recently Devon Williams (OHL/Erie Otters), Dillon Kelley (NAHL/Michigan Warriors) and Connor Hellebuyck (Hockey East/UMass Lowell). His success as a goaltending coach is complimented by the fact that 36 goaltenders that Randy has coached over the past 20 years have been selected in the NHL Entry Draft.

Randy also serves as Head Scout for the Springfield Jr. Blues (NAHL) and goaltending consultant for the Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep High School program.

He has also served as a consultant and evaluator for a number of Michigan high school showcase venues over the past seven years, including the MDHL, Michigan Elite and Team Michigan.

For the past 20 years, Randy has forged a career and reputation as an elite goaltending coach, consultant and scout at various levels of junior hockey in the U.S., including experience in the OHL, USHL, NAHL and NA3HL, as well as with the U.S. National Team Development Program (NTDP).

Most recently, from 2004-2007 and 2008-2011, Randy served as the full-time goaltending coach with the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL and goaltending coach for the Motor City Metal Jackets (NAHL) in 2011.

During his tenure in Saginaw, he coached two goaltenders that were selected to the CHL Top Prospects Game and two goaltenders were chosen to the OHL All-Star Team.

From 2005-2007, Randy was the goaltending coach with the NTDP (both U-17 and U-18 teams) in Ann Arbor, Mich. He served as an assistant coach with the USA National Under-18 Team that won the 2006 IIHF U-18 World Championship in Angelholm, Sweden.

Randy currently operates “GOALTECH,” a private goaltender training program based within the greater Metro Detroit area that caters to elite high school, AAA, Junior and Pro goaltenders.

Randy has spent over 40 years studying the goaltender position from the perspective of both a player and a coach. His ultimate goal is to secure an NHL goaltending coach position, but until then, his focus is on continued goaltending education for both players and coaches at all levels from Pee Wees to pros. – 248-496-6230


Jamie Lovell – Assistant Coach & Strength Coach

Jamie Lovell enters his 4th season as Strength Coach and 3rd full time as Assistant Coach.

A fitness enthusiast since he was a teenager, Lovell founded The M.A.T. with Business partner Quennevile after retiring from an extensive playing career that spanned 8 seasons at the professional AA level. Lovell capped off his playing career with a championship, helping lead the CHL’s Fort Wayne Komets to the 2012 Ray Miron President’s Cup. Born in Orangeville, Ont., Canada, Lovell’s professional career saw him play for 7 teams in 3 leagues (CHL, IHL), where he played in over 500 games, amassing just over 200 points as a defenseman.

Prior to turning pro in 2005, Lovell spent 2 seasons (1999-2001) in the Ontario Hockey League with the Belleville Bulls and London Knights. He would then go on to earn his BA in Psychology while also enjoying a 4 year playing career (2001-05) at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He completed his final 2 years as an Academic All-Canadian, and posted career totals averaging just under a point per game, while ranking among the University of Guelph’s all-time leaders for defensemen.

Near the end of his playing career, Lovell’s passion for fitness drove him to get certified through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and work as a personal trainer during the off season helping various populations reach their fitness goals. After retiring from playing, Lovell completed his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and turn to coaching in the junior and high school ranks. For the past 3 years, Lovell has trained amateur athletes both on and off the ice helping them develop the skills needed to reach the next level.

During then he split his time between his duties as assistant coach of the Port Huron Fighting Falcons (NAHL), and Associate Head Coach with the Anchor Bay Tars Varsity High School hockey program in 2012-14. In addition, he currently is entering his third year as Head Coach with the 2003 AAA Oakland Jr. Grizzlies. – 432-638-9220