Former Director of Hockey Jean-Paul Parisé Dies at 73

January 08, 2015

Beloved friend and coach will be remembered for his impact on the Shattuck-St. Mary’s community.

Faribault, MN— J.P. Parisé, a hockey legend and beloved figure in Shattuck-St. Mary’s school community, died from a year-long battle with lung cancer on January 7, 2015. He is survived by his spouse Donna and sons Jordan ’01 and Zach ’02.   

J.P. joined the Shattuck-St. Mary’s hockey program in 1996 as its director. During his 12 year tenure at the School, he played a pivotal role in establishing Shattuck-St. Mary’s as a nationally and internationally recognized hockey program. He brought not only his abilities as a coach but a warm and engaging personality to all who knew him.

Shattuck-St. Mary’s Director of Hockey Tom Ward offered these thoughts about his friend and mentor. “J.P. Parisé was a great leader and mentor to many involved in the Shattuck- St. Mary’s hockey program and community. His leadership set the direction for where we are today. His place in the history of Minnesota hockey as a player and coach and administrator, has few peers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Donna, Jordan, Zach and their families and friends. He will be missed.”


What former Sabres are saying about their coach and mentor: 

  • J.P. (center) with his sons, Zach (left) and Jordan