Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay Lightning Coach — and Zarb Alum!

This week, in the National Hockey League’s conference playoff finals, Jon Cooper is coaching the Tampa Bay Bay Lightning against the New York Rangers. So, for whom should we be rooting? 🙂

Why is this the topic of Zarb School post? Jon Cooper earned his BBA from Hofstra in 1989, and he was a 4-year member of our Men’s Lacrosse team. During his four seasons (1986-89) on the team, Cooper tallied 74 goals and added 25 assists for 99 points and was part of East Coast Conference (ECC) championship teams as a junior and a senior. At the time of his graduation, his 74 career goals ranked fifth all-time on Hofstra’s charts while the 99 points placed him ninth. He also played one season of club hockey while at Hofstra.


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