to the ECHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success.
The John Brophy Award goes to the ECHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success as voted by the coaches of each of the ECHL teams. The John Brophy Award has been awarded to teams since 1989. The award is named after John Brophy, who had coached in the league for 13 seasons and had won 575 regular and postseason games, an ECHL record. The award, founded in 1989 and originally named Coach Of The Year, was renamed in his honor in 2003.
Bob Ferguson is the only multiple winner of the award, having won it in 1999 and 2000.