List of Philadelphia Flyers head coaches

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Fred Shero, shown here during his playing days with the New York Rangers, led the Flyers to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships and was the inaugural winner of the Jack Adams Award.[1]

The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Eastern Conference. The Flyers were founded in 1967 as one of six expansion teams, increasing the size of the NHL at that time to 12 teams.[2]

Since the franchise was established, the team has had 18 head coaches,[3] including Fred Shero, who coached the Flyers to two Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975, and was the inaugural winner of the Jack Adams Award in 1973–74.[1] Three other Flyers coaches have won the Adams Award — Pat Quinn in 1979–80, Mike Keenan in 1984–85, and Bill Barber in 2000–01.[1] The Flyers current head coach is Craig Berube, who was named to the position on October 7, 2013.[3]

Key[edit]

Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of coaches[a]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
OT Overtime/shootout losses
Pts Points
Pts% Points percentage
Win% Winning percentage
Hash-tag Spent entire NHL head coaching career with the Flyers
dagger Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category
double-dagger Spent entire NHL head coaching career with the Flyers
and also elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder category

Coaches[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are updated through the end of the 2013–14 season

Pat Quinn won the Jack Adams Award during the Flyers record breaking 1979–80 season.
Peter Laviolette's five seasons as Flyers coach is second only to Fred Shero.
Craig Berube is the Flyers current head coach.
Head coaches of the Philadelphia Flyers
No. Name Appointment Departure GC W L T OT Pts Pts% GC W L Win% Refs
Regular season Playoffs
1 Allen, KeithKeith Allendouble-dagger June 6, 1966 May 19, 1969 150 51 67 32 &
134 .447 11 3 8 .273 [4][5][6]
2 Stasiuk, VicVic Stasiuk May 19, 1969 May 27, 1971 154 45 68 41 &
131 .425 4 0 4 .000 [5][7][8]
3 Shero, FredFred Sherodagger June 2, 1971 May 22, 1978 554 308 151 95 &
711 .642 83 48 35 .578 [9][10][11]
4 McCammon, BobBob McCammon July 6, 1978 January 30, 1979 50 22 17 11 &
55 .550 &
&
&
&
[12][13][14]
5 Quinn, PatPat Quinn January 30, 1979 March 19, 1982 262 141 73 48 &
330 .630 39 22 17 .564 [13][15][16]
McCammon, BobBob McCammon March 19, 1982 April 25, 1984 168 97 51 20 &
214 .637 10 1 9 .100 [15][17][14]
6 Keenan, MikeMike Keenan May 24, 1984 May 11, 1988 320 190 102 28 &
408 .638 57 32 25 .561 [18][19][20]
7 Holmgren, PaulPaul Holmgren June 1, 1988 December 4, 1991 264 107 126 31 &
245 .464 19 10 9 .526 [21][22][23]
8 Dineen, BillBill DineenHash-tag December 4, 1991 May 24, 1993 140 60 60 20 &
140 .500 &
&
&
&
[22][24][25]
9 Simpson, TerryTerry Simpson May 24, 1993 May 20, 1994 84 35 39 10 &
80 .476 &
&
&
&
[24][26][27]
10 Murray, TerryTerry Murray June 23, 1994 June 13, 1997 212 118 64 30 &
266 .627 46 28 18 .609 [28][29][30]
11 Cashman, WayneWayne CashmanHash-tag July 7, 1997 March 9, 1998 61 32 20 9 &
73 .598 &
&
&
&
[31][32][33]
12 Neilson, RogerRoger Neilsondagger March 9, 1998 June 8, 2000[b] 185 92 57 33 3 220 .595 29 14 15 .483 [32][34][35]
13 Ramsay, CraigCraig Ramsay June 8, 2000 December 10, 2000 28 12 12 4 0 28 .500 &
&
&
&
[34][36][37]
14 Barber, BillBill BarberHash-tag December 10, 2000 April 31, 2002 136 73 40 17 6 169 .621 11 3 8 .273 [36][38][39]
15 Hitchcock, KenKen Hitchcock May 14, 2002 October 22, 2006 254 131 73 28 22 312 .614 37 19 18 .514 [40][41][42]
16 Stevens, JohnJohn Stevens October 22, 2006 December 4, 2009 263 120 109 &
34 274 .521 23 11 12 .478 [41][43][44]
17 Laviolette, PeterPeter Laviolette December 4, 2009 October 7, 2013 272 145 98 &
29 319 .586 45 23 22 .511 [43][3][45]
18 Berube, CraigCraig BerubeHash-tag October 7, 2013 79 42 27 &
10 94 .595 7 3 4 .429 [3][46]

Assistant coaches[edit]

Assistant coaches of the Philadelphia Flyers[47]
Name Term Notes
Nykoluk, MikeMike Nykoluk 1972–77 First full-time assistant coach in NHL history.[48]
Ashbee, BarryBarry Ashbee 1974–77
Crisp, TerryTerry Crisp 1977–79 Relieved of duties when Bob McCammon was fired.[13]
Quinn, PatPat Quinn 1977–78
Clarke, BobbyBobby Clarke 1979–82 Named player-assistant coach prior to 1979–80 season.[49]
Relieved of coaching duties when Pat Quinn was fired.[15]
Boucher, BobBob Boucher 1980–82 Relieved of duties when Pat Quinn was fired.[15]
Sator, TedTed Sator 1983–85
McGuire, E. J.E. J. McGuire 1984–88
2000–02 Hired shortly after Bill Barber replaced Craig Ramsay as head coach.[50]
Barber, BillBill Barber 1985–88
2000 Promoted to head coach when Craig Ramsay was fired.[36]
Holmgren, PaulPaul Holmgren 1985–88
Eaves, MikeMike Eaves 1988–90
1993–94
Murray, AndyAndy Murray 1988–90
Hartsburg, CraigCraig Hartsburg 1990–94
2002–04
Hitchcock, KenKen Hitchcock 1990–93
Webster, TomTom Webster 1994–96
Acton, KeithKeith Acton 1994–98
Brown, DaveDave Brown 1996–98
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman 1998–2000 Demoted to assistant coach when Roger Neilson was hired.[32]
Ramsay, CraigCraig Ramsay 1998–2000
Stothers, MikeMike Stothers 2000–02
Fleming, WayneWayne Fleming 2002–06
Murray, TerryTerry Murray 2003–08 Hired midway through the 2002–03 season on January 27, 2003.[51]
Stevens, JohnJohn Stevens 2006 Promoted to head coach when Ken Hitchcock was fired.[41]
Berube, CraigCraig Berube 2006–07 Moved from Philadelphia Phantoms head coach shortly after John Stevens was promoted.[52]
2008–13 Promoted to head coach when Peter Laviolette was fired.[3]
McIlhargey, JackJack McIlhargey 2007–09 Relieved of duties when John Stevens was fired.[53]
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen 2007–present
McCarthy, KevinKevin McCarthy 2009–13 Hired when Peter Laviolette replaced John Stevens as head coach.[53]
Relieved of duties when Peter Laviolette was fired.[54]
Paddock, JohnJohn Paddock 2013 Moved from assistant general manager on January 14, 2013.[55]
2013–14 Moved from director of player personnel when Craig Berube was promoted.[54]
Laperriere, IanIan Laperriere 2013–present Moved from director of player development when Craig Berube was promoted.[54]
Murphy, GordGord Murphy 2014–present

Goaltending coaches[edit]

Goaltending coaches of the Philadelphia Flyers[56]
Name Term
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 1978–82
Parent, BernieBernie Parent 1982–94
Lemelin, ReggieReggie Lemelin 1994–2009
Reese, JeffJeff Reese 2009–present

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Flyers. Thus any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b Neilson went on medical leave on February 20, 2000[34] and initially planned on returning at the end of the first round of the playoffs, but his doctors advised the Flyers that he lacked the strength to perform his duties as head coach. After interim coach Craig Ramsay led the Flyers to the Eastern Conference Finals, the Flyers named Ramsay head coach.[34] The games Ramsay coached in place of Neilson are officially counted on Neilson's coaching totals.[35]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General

Specific

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  46. ^ "Craig Berube". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
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  51. ^ Panaccio, Tim (January 28, 2003). "Murray rejoins Flyers' coaching staff". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  52. ^ Parent, Rob (October 24, 2006). "Berube, Samuelsson take on new jobs". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
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