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Jaguar Development Program

Jaguar Development Director

Jerry Fronek








Jerry is the Former Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations for DePaul University ACHA DII.

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Colleen Krol

Development Coordinator

Jaguar Development Director, Jerry Fronek


  • Former Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations for DePaul University ACHA DII.
    • Qualified for 8 Regional tournaments and 1 National final.
  • 30+ years coaching in Illinois.
  • Master Level 5 USA Hockey Coach.
  • Coached various teams for the Jaguars from 1987-2005. 
    • Mite House, A & AA, Squirt A & AA, Peewee A & AA, Bantam A & AA & Midget AA. Five teams ranked in top 8 in State. 
  • Coached Mite & Squirt Gold and Peewee & Bantam CSDHL for the Chicago Flames.
  • Coached Providence Catholic Varsity in the Chicago Catholic League.
  • Coached Team Illinois Midget Major.
  • 1 State championship appearance with Jaguar Midget AA.
  • 4 Regional Silver Stick titles.
  • 3 NIHL finals.
  • 4 Illinois State finals.
  • 1 CSDHL final.
  • 4 International Silver Stick finals (2 Final Fours).
  • Owner Skillzone Hockey Training since 1992.
  • 9 Former players drafted into the NHL.
  • 100+ former players went on to careers in the USHL, NAHL, OHL, ECJHL, NCAA DI, NCAA DIII, ACHA DI or ACHA DII.
  • Author of the Flames Drill Book 2000.
  • Developed the Jaguar Mega Mite program back in 2000 & began using cross-ice and station training that same year, ten years before ADM was implemented by USA Hockey.
  • Powerskate instructor for Jaguars, Chicago Flames and Providence Catholic.
  • Worked for USA Hockey at Regional and National development camps.
  • Started playing hockey in Joliet in 1970 and was with the club when they first became the Jaguars in 1979.
  • Played AA and AAA for various clubs in Chicago until age 16.