Tim Army recently finished his third season as a member of the Avalanche’s coaching staff. He was promoted to Assistant Coach during the summer of 2012 after spending his first year as the club’s Assistant Coach/Video. He was hired by the organization on June 16, 2011.
The 2013-14 campaign marked Army’s 27th season of coaching at the NHL, American Hockey League, international and collegiate level. He served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2013 IIHF World Championship in Finland and Sweden, helping guide the Americans to the bronze medal.
Prior to joining the Avalanche, Army, 50, spent six seasons as the head coach of his alma mater, Providence College. He was hired by Providence after serving as head coach of the Portland Pirates of the AHL for three years from 2002-03 to 2004-05. Army was an assistant coach in the NHL for nine seasons, spending four years with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993-94 to 1996-97) and five years with the Washington Capitals (1997-98 to 2001-02).
The Providence, R.I., native was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the ninth round (171st overall) of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. He played four seasons at Providence College and then two years of pro hockey before returning to the Friars as an assistant coach in 1987. Army’s coaching career includes serving as an assistant for the U.S. National Team at the 1994 and 1996 IIHF World Championships, and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Tim and his wife, Sue, have two sons, Derek (22) and Travis (20). Derek plays collegiate hockey at Providence College while Travis plays at Stonehill College.