COACHING STAFF

 

Head Coach/General Manager: Chris Flaugher

2015-16 NA3HL General Manager of the Year

314-587-5871 (cell)
314-849-5359 (fax)
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Head Coach Chris Flaugher has just finished his 6th year behind the bench for the Jr. Blues.  For the past six years, Coach Flaugher has guided the team to a record of 187-80-16.  During that time, the Jr. Blues have won three Midwest Division Regular Season Titles, three Midwest Division Playoff Titles, and two Central Division Playoff Titles. They have reached the NA3HL’s Fraser Cup Finals the past four seasons, making the championship game in 2017-18 and semi-final in 2018-19.
During Coach Flaugher’s time with the Jr. Blues, he has helped a substantial number of players move on to higher levels of junior hockey and collegiate hockey.
Coach Flaugher began his coaching career with the Affton Americans program and the St. Louis Jr. Blues in 2003.  During his time with Affton he served as the head coach for the Midget Minors CSDHL team from 2008-2010.  While coaching U16s he won a CSDHL Regular Season and Playoff championship, three straight Missouri state championships and twice reached the USA Hockey National Championship finals. After spending three years with the U16s Chris moved up to the U18s where he won a USA Hockey National Championship in 2013.  Flaugher was also an assistant coach with the St. Louis Jr. Blues in 2004-2006.  During that time he was part of three USA Hockey Jr. B National Championship teams working alongside St. Louis Amateur Hockey Hall of Fame coach Jack Behan.

Prior to his coaching career, Coach Flaugher grew up playing in the Affton Americans hockey program.  After completing his youth hockey career, Chris played four years for the St. Louis Jr. Blues and was the team captain for the 2000 Hurster Cup Championship team.  Upon finishing up his junior career, he transferred to St. Mary’s University of MN where he played three years of NCAA Division III hockey for the Cardinals.


Assistant Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coach: C.J. Jung

cjjung88@gmail.com

C.J. Jung is entering his third season as a Jr. Blues assistant coach, with a special focus on strength and conditioning. C.J. grew up in Oakville, MO and played for the Affton Americans throughout his youth career before joining the Jr. Blues in 2006. He was part of the 2006 and 2007 USA Hockey National Championship teams. In addition, Jung also won a Missouri state high school hockey title in 2006 with Oakville High, breaking what was at the time the nation’s longest prep sports winning streak in the process.

After his junior career, C.J. attended Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, where he played ACHA hockey. Jung was named the Ice Bears’ rookie of the year in 2008 and offensive MVP in 2010. He graduated from MSU with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2012. Currently, he works as a personal trainer at Output Performance in Brentwood, MO. He lives in St. Louis with his wife Kelsey and their daughter Ryleigh.


Assistant Coach/Goaltending Coach: Mark Staub

mdstaub@gmail.com


Assistant Coach: Lukas Daniels

lukasdaniels19@gmail.com


SCOUTING STAFF
Midwest Scout: Brendan Doud
Midwest Scout: Sean Nicholson