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Jean Theirron, also known as The Coach, is the head coach of 16px-TeamXLogo.png Team X in the SHL. He is known for his excellent two-way strategies and bold manuevers which he helped develop Team X into one of the most dominant teams in the SHL. He has earned five awards for Coach of the Year and is the only coach in league history with that many awards, as well asfour SHL Cup championships, and 600 wins, which he obtained in his final season as coach in the 2016-2017 Season. Jean is widely considered to be the greatest coach of all time in the SHL, making Team X a "force to be reckoned with" despite having a season where they didn't reach 40 wins, they still made the third round of the playoffs, with the exception of the 2016-2017 Season where Team X was eliminated for the first time in the second round.

After his announced retirement, Jean was succeeded by long-time assistant coach Garrett Theodore, who he emphasizes "is the perfect successor". Though he will no longer be in the SHL physically, he has expressed being a GM "behind the scenes" of Team X.

Coaching styleEdit

Jean was known for his "adaptable" style which would focus on a "core set of beliefs" and utilized different approaches each period, but not much different. He was highly critical of discipline, and believed in "not embarrassing" the enemy team.  Because of this, Jean had a highly psychoanalytical view of the game, and through his teammates, he is said to view each game as not a matter of skill, but a matter of willpower.

During lots of practices, Jean was confident in approach, and was known for rewarding players on performance not just from a "participatory medal" perspective, but believed in supporting teammates, especially those who had a "heart" while playing. If Team X had a bad game Jean was known for being vocal about the losses and what went wrong. He has reportedly had minor vocal prattles with some of his teammates, but all were trivially resolved. Jean is also known for his calm disposition on the bench - if there is a penalty or call he doesn't agree with, he will address it calmly but nor firmly, unlike an approach of aggressiveness. He doesn't believe in heavily changing lines, unless it is "absolutely necessary". During the 2014-2015 Season, Jean swapped Igius Gonzalez's position only a few times to see where he would fit, and by the fourth set of the season he no longer made line changes.