Tim Army was named as Colorado's assistant coach/video on June 16, 2011.
Army spent six seasons as the head coach of his alma mater, Providence College (Hockey East). Prior to joining the Friars, Army served as head coach of the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League for three years from 2002-03 to 2004-05. Army was an assistant coach in the NHL for nine seasons, spending four years with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993- 94 to 1996-97) and five years with the Washington Capitals (1997-98 to 2001-02).
The Providence, R.I., native was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the ninth round (171st overall) of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. He played three seasons at Providence College and then two years of pro hockey before returning to the Friars as an assistant coach in 1987. Army’s coaching career includes serving as an assistant for the U.S. National Team at the 1994 and 1996 IIHF World Championships, and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Tim and his wife, Sue, have two sons, Derek (20) and Travis (18).
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres