Joining the Provo Predators coaching staff is Jared Bussell.
Bussell started his coaching career in 2017-2018, serving as an assistant coach and goalie coach with former BYU Cougars Head Coach, Dave Pitcher where they led the Copper Hills Grizzlies to an undefeated state championship season. From 2018-2020, he served as an assistant coach and goalie coach for the Utah Valley University Wolverines alongside head coach Darin Peck. During the 2021-2022 season, Jared served as an assistant coach and goalie coach for the BYU Cougars. He was also the head coach for the Utah Golden Eagles 16U Travel team where he led the Golden Eagles to the AZ Coyote Cup Tournament Championship.
During his short stint at Copper Hills, Bussell was named as the USA Hockey Goaltending Development Coordinator for the state of Utah where he still currently serves. Bussell also serves in other capacities within USA Hockey as an evaluator for the Utah State Camp, USA Hockey Southeast District Evaluator, and was selected as a goalie coach and evaluator for the 2019 Girls 15’s National Camp.
Born and raised in Orono, Maine, Bussell grew up and developed through the Orono youth programs that eventually led to playing high school hockey for the Orono Red Riots. Coached by former UMaine Black Bear goalies Greg Hirsch and Blair Marsh, Bussell helped the team to multiple successful seasons, as a sophomore leading his team to the Eastern Maine championship game, and as a senior helped his team to a number one overall seeding, as well as won the Eastern Maine Class B Goaltender of the Year and was selected to the state All-Star game.
In 2008, after several short junior stints, Bussell played for the Utah Valley University Wolverines for half a season before deciding to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His mission was served in Birmingham, England from 2010-2012. Upon returning home to Utah, he joined the Brigham Young University Cougars in 2013 where he helped the team reclaim their identity and return to their winning ways.
Bussell is married to his beautiful wife of 7 years, Kylie, and together they have 3 children, Lily, Hobey, and Bodi.