List of Phoenix Coyotes head coaches

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Wayne Gretzky is a former head coach of the Coyotes.

The Phoenix Coyotes are an American professional ice hockey team based in Glendale, Arizona. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] The team started out as a charter member of the World Hockey Association (WHA), and were named the Winnipeg Jets. The WHA then merged with the NHL in 1979, the Jets relocated to Phoenix in 1996, and were renamed the Phoenix Coyotes.[2] Having first played at the America West Arena,[2] the Coyotes have played their home games at the Jobing.com Arena, formerly named the Glendale Arena, since 2003.[3] The Coyotes are owned by Jerry Moyes and Wayne Gretzky, Don Maloney is their general manager, and Shane Doan is the team captain.[4][5][6]

There have been five head coaches for the Coyotes team. The team's first head coach was Don Hay, who has coached for one season. Bob Francis is the team's all-time leader for the most regular-season games coached (390), the most regular-season game wins (165), and the most regular-season points (411); Jim Schoenfeld is the team's all-time leader for the most playoff games coached (13), and the most playoff-game wins (5). Francis won the Jack Adams Award in the 2001–02 season.[7] None of the Coyotes coaches have been elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder,[8] though Wayne Gretzky has been elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a player in 1999.[9] Francis and Gretzky have each spent their entire NHL head coaching careers with the Coyotes. Dave Tippett has been the head coach of the Coyotes since the 2009–10 season.[10] Tippett won the Jack Adams Award in the 2009–10 season.[7]

Key[edit]

# Number of coaches[a]
GC Games coached
W Wins = 100 points
L Losses = 0 points
T Ties = 1 point
OT Overtime/shootout losses = 1 point[b]
PTS Points
Win% Winning percentage
* Spent entire NHL head coaching career with the Coyotes

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the 2013–14 season.

# Name Term[c] Regular season Playoffs Achievements Reference
GC W L T/OT PTS Win% GC W L Win%
1 Don Hay 1996–1997 82 38 37 7 83 .506 7 3 4 .429 [11]
2 Jim Schoenfeld 19971999 164 74 66 24 172 .524 13 5 8 .385 [12]
3 Bob Francis* 19992004 390 165 144 81 411 .527 10 2 8 .200 2001–02 Jack Adams Award winner[7] [13]
4 Rick Bowness 2004 20 2 12 6 10 .250 [14]
5 Wayne Gretzky* 20052009 328 143 161 24 310 .473 [15]
6 Dave Tippett 2009–present 376 193 126 57 443 .589 27 12 15 .444 2009–10 Jack Adams Award winner[7] [16]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Coyotes. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b Before the 2005–06 season, the NHL instituted a penalty shootout for regular season games that remained tied after a five-minute overtime period, which prevented ties.[17]
  • c Each year is linked to an article about that particular NHL season.

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  2. ^ a b "Team History". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  3. ^ "About Jobing.com Arena". Jobing.com Arena. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Executives". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  5. ^ "Hockey Operations". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  6. ^ "Roster". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Jack Adams Award". NHL. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  8. ^ "List of honoured builders". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  9. ^ "List of honoured players". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  10. ^ "Phoenix Coyotes Coach Register". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  11. ^ "Don Hay Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  12. ^ "Jim Schoenfeld Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  13. ^ "Bobby Francis Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  14. ^ "Rick Bowness Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  15. ^ "Wayne Gretzky Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  16. ^ "Dave Tippett Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  17. ^ "Official Rules" (PDF). NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2009-01-12.