Soo Native Jeff Blashill Named Head Coach Of Detroit Red Wings

Soo native Jeff Blashill became the head coach of the Red Wings, a great honor for the Upper Peninsula.

9 & 10 News spoke with a childhood coach and family friend of Blashill’s about what he was like growing up.

John Ferroni says Blashill was a competitive kid and a very focused hard worker, who won UP state and national championships.

He says Blashill is a genuine person who will carry a lot of his small town values to the red wings.

“I think the small town values hard work, you get what you earn, you’re held accountable, and you’re respectful and have some discipline in your life and I think the Soo has brought that to Jeff Blashill.”

Ferroni credits Blashill’s family for the person he is today.