Jeff Blashill

Jeff Blashill led the Indiana Ice to a USHL championship in 2008-09, before coaching the Grand Rapids Griffins to an AHL title in 2012-13. He’s been head coach of the Detroit Red Wings for the last six seasons.

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"Greatness doesn't happen by chance."

The Coaches Site is proud to announce a new partnership with the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches’ Association.

To kick off the partnership, we recently welcomed high school players and coaches in Michigan to sit in on a special presentation from Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill.

Blashill, who won championships in the USHL and AHL before being hired as the Red Wings bench boss in 2015, gave an inspiring presentation on what it takes to be great.

“Greatness doesn’t happen by chance,” said Blashill. “It doesn’t happen to those people that are lucky. It doesn’t happen by happenstance. It happens to those that make the choice on a daily basis. Greatness doesn’t happen in one giant leap.”

Greatness is a daily choice, according to Blashill, who adds that inner drive and perseverance are the two biggest factors in individual success.

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