List of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head coaches

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This is a list of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head coaches. There have been 6 head coaches of the Penguins franchise since its founding in 1999. Glenn Patrick, the brother of former-Pittsburgh Penguins general manager and coach Craig Patrick, served as the team's first head coach. The Pittsburgh Penguins current coach, Michel Therrien, was promoted from coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins part way through the 2005 season. He went on to lead Pittsburgh to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals. Today the WBS Penguins are led by Dan Bylsma, who replaced Todd Richards in June 2008, when Richards took an assistant coaching position with the San Jose Sharks. Patrick, Therrien and Richards led the WBS Pens to AHL Eastern Conference Championship titles.


# Number of coaches[1]
GC Games Coached
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
W – L % Win – Loss percentage
* Became (or was a) Pittsburgh Penguins Head Coach
+ Served as a midseason replacement


# Name Term Games Record (W-L-T) W – L % Achievements
1 Glenn Patrick 1999-2003 320 115–152–15 .221 AHL Eastern Conference Champions (2001)
2 Michel Therrien* 2003-2005 185 94–56–52 .750 AHL Eastern Conference Champions (2004)
3 Rick Kehoe*+ 2005 3 2-1–0 .667
4 Joe Mullen+ 2005-2006 52 28-16-3 .767
5 Todd Richards 2006-2008 160 98–49–13 .825 AHL Eastern Conference Champions (2008)
6 Dan Bylsma* 2008-2009 54 35-16-1 .676
7 Todd Reirden+ 2009-2010 106 55-43-2 .570
9 John Hynes 2010–Present


  1. ^ A running total of the number of coaches of the Penguins. Thus any coach who has two separate terms as head coach is only counted once.

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