David G. Tippett (born August 25, 1961) is a National Hockey League head coach, currently of the Phoenix Coyotes. He is the 6th person to be the head coach of the Coyotes, and the 21st coach in the Phoenix Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets franchise. He is the former head coach of the Dallas Stars. He was the fourth head coach of the Stars (19th in the history of the franchise), since accepting the job on May 21, 2002 and being released on June 10, 2009. He is also a former left winger who played in the NHL for the Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, and Washington Capitals. As head coach of the Coyotes, Tippett won the Jack Adams Award in 2010. Tippett began playing with the Prince Albert Raiders of the SJHL in 1979-80. In his first year with the team, Tippett scored 53 goals and 125 points in 60 games. In the playoffs, Tippett continued with the very strong offensive numbers, scoring 19 goals and 40 points in 25 games.
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