President & Director of Player Development Jersey Hitmen
Phone: (973) 628-1500
Coach Hunt has been with both the Ice Vault and the Hitmen organization since their inception. Serving as the first hockey director and head coach/general manager of the expansion EJHL junior team. After starting the Bandits program and acquiring the Hitmen as part of the Ice Vault brand, he was promoted to vice president of hockey operations and president of the Hitmen in 2006 and charged with overseeing the growth of the program in the youth tier 1 market while insuring the culture of the building remained a player first development driven atmosphere.
Jim has represented the United States in nearly a dozen international events and has served as an assistant coach and assistant director of player personnel to the original National Team Development Program established by USA Hockey in Ann Arbor Michigan.
In 2000 He accepted the position as an NCAA division 1 head coach at Fairfield University where he led the program to its first ever playoff appearance.
Under his direction, the Atlantic Amatuer Hockey Association player development program was established in 1993 to provide players within the Atlantic affiliate an opportunity to compete on national and international stages.
From 2009-2012 he served as the first regional ADM manager for USA Hockey’s national player development model launched in cooperation with the NHL.
While cultivating his hockey knowledge and gaining valuable experience, Jim also served as a police detective in his hometown of Fort Lee, NJ. Where he retired after twenty five years of distinguished service.