Jean began coaching at the age of 14 and has went on to coach under the supervision of some of the best hockey has to offer, including Vladislav Tretiak, Francois Allaire and Phil Myre. He also operated a goalie school with former Canadiens goaltending coach and ex-NHLer Roland Melanson.
In the summers of 2009 and 2010, Jean was selected as the goaltending consultant for the Hockey Canada Summer National Under-18 team that won the Gold Medals at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Since 2002, he has done several goaltending seminars for the Atlantic Center of Excellence and for Hockey Canada’s Advance Level 2 Coaching Program. Jean is also a member of Hockey Canada’s National Goaltending Consultants Team.
Jean played major junior hockey with St-Hyacinthe and Victoriaville of the QMJHL, and after a tryout with the Montreal Canadiens earned a scholarship to the Université de Moncton where he played for four and a half seasons, winning the 1994-95 national championship and being named to the 1992-93 AUAA First All-Star Team.