Jay Leach is an American former ice hockey player who has now made a stint career as a head coach. Previously, he had played with the professional ice hockey team, Albany Devils as its captain. In 2014 started to work as an assistant coach and later he become P-Bruins head coach position prior to the 2017–18 season.
Furthermore, he is well-recognized as the ex-husband of an American sportscaster, Kathryn Tappen. She became recognized for covering the National Hockey League for the NBC Group. Additionally, she has been in the field of journalism for many years now and currently covering reports for NHL Live and NHL Overtime. Let us scroll over to know more information on the former player.
Caption: Jay Leach, the head coach of ice hockey of P-Bruins.
Jay Leach: Bio, Family, Career
The head coach was born on 2 September 1979 in Victoria, Syracuse, New York, the U.S. He has not revealed information on his parents or siblings in the media. However, he is the nephew of the former NHL forward Stephen Leach and University of Maine hockey coach Jay Leach. He has the nationality of America and belongs to white ethnicity who follows Christianity.
He began his career as an ice hockey player and first drafted in the fifth round by the Phoenix Coyotes. However, he spent most years playing in minor hockey leagues. Later on 26 September 2003, signed as a free agent with the team Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. After playing the 2005-06 season, he left to sign with the team Tampa Bay Lightning in 2007 and 2007–08 season but spent most of the season in the AHL.
He then traded to Anaheim Ducks in 2008 and signed the New Jersey Devils during the summer. In 2011, he was re-traded to the New Jersey Devils after playing with the teams like San Jose Sharks and Worcester Sharks. In 2014, he has started his career as an assistant coach with Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Then he was appointed as assistant coach to Mike Sulivan in 2015.
In December 2015, he was named interim head coach at Pittsburgh Penguins for one season. Eventually, he joined the Providence Bruins as an assistant coach in August 2016. Before the 2017–18 season, he promoted to the P-Bruins head coach position.
Jay Leach: Personal Life & Wife
Speaking of his love life, as mentioned earlier, he was married to an NBC sports reporter Kathryn Tappen. They exchanged vows in July 2009 after dating for a long time at New Castle Congregational Church. They reported meeting for the first time while his ex-wife was covering an NHL game.
Subsequently, they speculated to divorce in 2015 after Tappen was seen without her wedding ring. As of their separation, Leach has been avoiding the media as possible and prefers to live a low-key life away from the media.
Caption: Jay Leach and ex-wife Kathryn Tappen.
Source: The New York Times
Jay Leach: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Coming over to his earning, he has been maintaining a six-figure digit from his career as a coach. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at above $800 thousand but has not revealed information on his exact income. On the other hand, his ex-wife Kathryn has an estimated net worth of $4 million from his wrestling career.
Unlike his ex-wife, he is not available on different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. It seems that he does not like to flaunt his daily lifestyle through these social media networking sites.
Jay Leach: Body Measurements
The handsome man has a well-maintained body that stands to a tall height of 6 feet 4 inches or 1.93 meters. His body weighs 98kg with unknown body measurements. He has brown hair color with brown eyes color.