Inducted into the Providence College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997
Inducted into the RI Interscholastic League Hall of Fame in 2011
Tim Army, born April 26, 1963, is the grandson of famed RI Reds’ trainer, George Army, son of former Providence College team captain and star, Tom Army, brother of Boston College All-American, Billy, Wesleyan standout, Tom, Jr., and father of former Friar star and professional, Derek Army, and Stonehill star Travis Army.
He was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 9th round (171st overall) of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. He is currently the head coach of the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey Leagues. He previously served 14 years as an assistant coach with Anaheim, Washington and the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League and spent last season as assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Scranton-Wilkes Barre AHL affiliate.
Tim was a two-time All-Stater at East Providence High School. He played four outstanding seasons at Providence College. Tim captained the Friars’ 1984–85 squad and was rewarded for his outstanding play by being named an NCAA (East) First Team All-American and was selected as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the nation’s best collegiate hockey player in 1985.
Tim returned to serve as the head coach of the Friars in 2005. In six seasons, he posted a 66-116-28 mark, including a 47-88-27 record in Hockey East play.
Tim has served as an assistant coach for the United States men’s national ice hockey team at the 1994 and 1996 Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships, at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, and also at the 2012 World Cup of Hockey.
The 2019-19 campaign marks Army’s 32nd season of coaching at the NHL, American Hockey League, international and collegiate level. He coached his 1,000th NHL game on April 11, 2015, for the Colorado Avalanche against the Chicago Blackhawks. He returns to his home state each summer to coach and assist at youth clinics.