Aurora announced Monday that Jason Bloomingburg has been named the team’s new head coach.
Bloomingburg comes to AU after spending the previous four seasons as the head coach of the Florida Eels of the United States Premier Hockey League. In four seasons, he amassed a 124-48-6 record, led the team to a pair of division titles and was the 2012-2013 USPHL Coach of the Year and was a nominee for the 2015-2016 award. He also coached with the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League.
“I am very pleased to have an individual with the character and winning experience of Jason Bloomingburg join the AU family,” said Aurora director of athletics Jim Hamad in a statement. “His track record of success as a head coach is an ideal fit for our hockey program.”
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to become the new head hockey coach at Aurora University,” Bloomingburg added. “Being a college hockey coach is something I’ve always aspired to do. I’m excited and looking forward to getting started on a winning tradition.”
Bloomingburg played college hockey at Providence for one season before moving on to Wayne State. In his three seasons at Wayne State, Bloomingburg was an assistant captain and led the team in goals scored during the 2004-05 season. In his senior campaign of 2005-06, he was a captain and became the all-time leading goal scorer at Wayne State.
Professionally, Bloomingburg played three seasons in the ECHL for three organizations before moving on to his coaching career.