Does Jay Woodcroft Have A Son? Meet Twin Daughter

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Many people want to know about Jay Woodcroft son. We are sorry to share the news with you, but he does not have one.

He does have twin daughters whose mother is his loving wife. The couple met during their college years.

Jay Woodcroft Giving A Speech To The Stakeholders
Jay Woodcroft Giving A Speech To The Stakeholders (Source: X)

Jay Woodcroft was born on August 11, 1976, in Toronto, Ontario. He is a well-reputed professional ice hockey coach who also used to play the sport.

Woodcroft’s talents are not just limited to hockey, as the coach is also familiar with the media business. 

Woodcroft began his career as a child actor at the age of two, performing in the pilot episode of The Littlest Hobo in 1979.

In the 1986 film Separate Vacations, he played Bobby Moore. Woodcroft went to the  University of Alabama-Huntsville, where he was a collegiate hockey player. 

He then played minor league ice hockey in the United States for four seasons and one season in the German Oberliga.

Woodcroft started his coaching career after the Detroit Red Wings hired him as a video coach in 2005.

He started his journey as the head coach for the Oilers on an interim basis, which was later made permanent. 

Let’s Talk About Jay Woodcroft Son And His Twin Daughters

We would like to clear out the ongoing rumors that Jay Woodcroft has a son by saying that he just has two daughters. 

He prefers to keep the twins away from the eyes of the public, going as far as even keeping their names withheld. 

Jay Woodcroft Motivating His Teammates
Jay Woodcroft Motivating His Teammates (Source: X)

Woodcroft thinks that it is already overwhelming for his daughters since he is the coach of the local hockey team. 

People treat them differently, sometimes nicely and other times not so much. The kids are very young, and their perception of the world might be shaped by these little interactions.

Meet His Wife Jackie 

Woodcraft is married to Jackie or Jaclynn, whom he met in college. The couple were both athletes during their university years. 

Both of them went to the University of Alabama-Huntsville. Jackie was a softball player, while Woodcraft was a superstar player on the college’s ice hockey team.

Sources have mentioned that Jackie is from Edmonton, Canada. They met as NCAA scholarship players and have been deeply in love ever since.

Jackie is usually the one who looks after the home affairs, as Jay is busy with sports. It was his wife who picked their summer home in 2010. 

Are The Oilers Going To Fire Woodcroft?

New reports suggest that the Edmonton Oilers could soon have a new head coach. This comes due to the team’s disappointing performance in the first 10 games of the season.

The Oilers have a 2-7-1 record and rank second-last in the league. Initially, people saw the Oilers as Stanley Cup contenders, and they had high expectations.

The team’s low performance puts Head Coach Jay Woodcroft’s position at risk, and there is emphasis on the possibility of dismissing him.

Jay Woodcroft Pointing To The Crowd In An Event
Jay Woodcroft Pointing To The Crowd In An Event (Source: X)

The consideration of whether a coaching change is necessary hinges critically on the upcoming three-game road trip against the Vancouver Canucks, San Jose Sharks, and Seattle Kraken.

Reporters have said that a positive outcome during this trip is crucial for the team, stating,

“They need to show something significant on this road trip, or there will be changes.”

While Woodcroft has demonstrated the ability to lead the team out of slumps in the past, the current impatience in Oil Country may lead to a coaching shift.

Bibek Dhoj Thapa
Bibek Dhoj Thapa

Bibek Dhoj Thapa

Bibek Dhoj Thapa is a seasoned sports journalist with a passion for uncovering the untold stories behind athletes' achievements. His articles offer readers a captivating glimpse into the world of sports, from the thrill of victory to the dedication and sacrifice required to reach the top.


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