Brad Larsen joined the Columbus Blue Jackets as an assistant coach on June 16, 2014 after spending two seasons as head coach of the Springfield Falcons, the club's American Hockey League affiliate at the time.
Originally hired by the Falcons as an assistant coach prior to the 2010-11 season, Larsen was promoted to head coach on May 21, 2012 and guided the club to a 92-45-15 record and a pair of Northeast Division titles in his two campaigns behind the bench. In his first year, he led Springfield to a 45-22-9 record (99 pts.), which represented a 21-point improvement over the previous season. The Falcons posted the first 100-point campaign in franchise history in 2013-14, finishing with the AHL's third-best record at 47-23-6 (100 pts.).
Larsen enjoyed a 13-year playing career that saw him register 19 goals and 29 assists for 48 points and 134 penalty minutes in 294 NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche and Atlanta Thrashers. He also appeared in 384 career AHL contests before retiring at the end of the 2009-10 season.
Larsen was born on June 28, 1977 in Nakusp, British Columbia. He and his wife, Hannah, are the parents of a son, Ty, and daughter, Faith. The family resides in New Albany.