An original member of the Lightning organization, video coach NIGEL KIRWAN is in his 24th year with the Lightning, 20th as a member of the coaching staff. He is responsible for breakdown of pre-scout and game film, formulation of scouting reports on opposing clubs and the creation of highlight and specialty film for use by the Lightning coaches and players. Additionally, Kirwan has previously coached Lightning prospects during team rookie and development camps.
Kirwan coached amateur hockey at various levels in both Canada and the United States for 17 years and is very active in youth hockey camps and clinics, including Tampa Bay's "Lightning Made" youth camps. He has also served as the video coach for Team USA at the 2009 and 2008 World Championships in Switzerland and Canada, respectively.
A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kirwan attended the University of Western Ontario and the University of Tampa. He started with the Lightning as a member of the front office staff for four years before then-coach Terry Crisp hired him prior the start of the 1996-97 season.
Kirwan resides in Tampa.