List of World Hockey Association head coaches

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The list of the coaches of the World Hockey Association lists all head coaches of the World Hockey Association, which led the league during the period of 1972-1979 a team through at least a WHA game.

Alphabetical Listing[edit]

Abbreviations:

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, Win % = Points percentage

Comments: In this table, only the games of the regular season listed.

Name Seasons Teams Games W L T Pts Win %
Bassett, JohnJohn Bassett 1977/78 Birmingham Bulls 3 0 3 0 0 0.000
Bathgate, AndyAndy Bathgate 1973/74 Vancouver Blazers 59 21 37 1 43 0.364
Baun, BobbyBobby Baun 1975/76 Toronto Toros 55 15 35 5 35 0.318
Blackburn, DonDon Blackburn 1975/76
1978/79
New England Whalers 44 18 23 3 39 0.443
Boileau, MarcMarc Boileau 1976/77–1977/78 Nordiques de Québec 140 74 61 5 153 0.546
Brophy, JohnJohn Brophy 1978/79 Birmingham Bulls 80 32 42 6 70 0.438
Crozier, JoeJoe Crozier 1974/75
1975/76–1976/77
Vancouver Blazers
Calgary Cowboys
239 109 117 13 231 0.483
Demers, JacquesJacques Demers 1975/76–1976/77
1977/78
1978/79
Indianapolis Racers
Cincinnati Stingers
Nordiques de Québec
311 144 145 22 310 0.498
Dineen, BillBill Dineen 1972/73–1977/78
1978/79
Houston Aeros
New England Whalers
545 318 199 28 664 0.609
Drake, ClareClare Drake 1975/76 Edmonton Oilers 48 18 28 2 38 0.396
Filion, MauriceMaurice Filion 1972/73
1977/78
Nordiques de Québec 97 45 46 6 96 0.495
Gendron, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Gendron 1974/75–1975/76 Nordiques de Québec 159 96 59 4 196 0.616
Goldsworthy, BillBill Goldsworthy 1977/78 Indianapolis Racers 29 8 20 1 17 0.293
Guidolin, BepBep Guidolin 1976/77 Edmonton Oilers 63 25 36 2 52 0.413
Hanna, JohnJohn Hanna 1974/75 Cleveland Crusaders 33 14 18 1 29 0.439
Harris, BillyBilly Harris 1972/73
1973/74–1974/75
Ottawa Nationals
Toronto Toros
197 99 89 9 207 0.525
Henry, CamilleCamille Henry 1972/73
1973/74
New York Raiders
New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights
97 38 55 4 80 0.412
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman 1977/78–1978/79 Winnipeg Jets 141 78 55 8 164 0.582
Howell, HarryHarry Howell 1973/74
1974/75
New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights
San Diego Mariners
136 69 61 6 144 0.529
Hucul, SandySandy Hucul 1974/75–1975/76 Phoenix Roadrunners 158 78 66 14 170 0.538
Hull, BobbyBobby Hull 1972/73–1974/75 Winnipeg Jets 169 81 79 9 171 0.506
Hunter, BillBill Hunter 1974/75–1975/76 Edmonton Oilers 52 15 33 4 34 0.327
Ingram, RonRon Ingram 1975/76–1976/77
1977/78
San Diego Mariners
Indianapolis Racers
212 92 106 14 198 0.467
Kelley, JackJack Kelley 1972/73
1974/75–1975/76
New England Whalers 116 63 48 5 131 0.565
Kelly, PatPat Kelly 1976/77 Birmingham Bulls 57 24 30 3 51 0.447
Kinasewich, RayRay Kinasewich 1972/73 Alberta Oilers 78 38 37 3 79 0.506
Kromm, BobbyBobby Kromm 1975/76–1976/77 Winnipeg Jets 161 98 59 4 200 0.621
Leduc, BobBob Leduc 1974/75 Toronto Toros 37 20 16 1 41 0.554
Leger, GillesGilles Leger 1975/76
1976/77
Toronto Toros
Birmingham Bulls
50 16 33 1 33 0.330
Mayorov, BorisBoris Mayorov 1977/78–1978/79 Soviet All-Stars 14 7 5 2 16 0.571
McCartan, JackJack McCartan 1973/74
1974/75
Minnesota Fighting Saints 3 2 1 0 4 0.667
McCaskill, TedTed McCaskill 1973/74 Los Angeles Sharks 59 20 39 0 40 0.339
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie 1972/73
1973/74
Philadelphia Blazers
Vancouver Blazers
14 4 10 0 8 0.286
McVie, TomTom McVie 1978/79 Winnipeg Jets 19 11 8 0 22 0.579
Moore, GerryGerry Moore 1974/75–1975/76 Indianapolis Racers 83 19 61 3 41 0.247
Neale, HarryHarry Neale 1972/73–1975/76
1975/76–1977/78
Minnesota Fighting Saints
New England Whalers
404 208 175 21 437 0.541
Needham, BillBill Needham 1972/73–1973/74 Cleveland Crusaders 156 80 64 12 172 0.551
Neveselý, StanislavStanislav Neveselý 1977/78 Czechoslovakia 8 1 6 1 3 0.188
Pilous, RudyRudy Pilous 1974/75 Winnipeg Jets 65 34 26 5 73 0.562
Plante, JacquesJacques Plante 1973/74 Nordiques de Québec 78 38 36 4 80 0.513
Pronovost, MarcelMarcel Pronovost 1972/73 Chicago Cougars 78 26 50 2 54 0.346
Rafter, JerryJerry Rafter 1977/78 Cincinnati Stingers 5 2 3 0 4 0.400
Richard, MauriceMaurice Richard 1972/73 Nordiques de Québec 2 1 1 0 2 0.500
Rollins, AlAl Rollins 1976/77 Phoenix Roadrunners 80 28 48 4 60 0.375
Ryan, RonRon Ryan 1973/74–1974/75 New England Whalers 151 83 59 9 175 0.579
Sather, GlenGlen Sather 1976/77–1978/79 Edmonton Oilers 178 95 76 7 197 0.553
Shaw, BrianBrian Shaw 1973/74–1974/75 Edmonton Oilers 137 68 63 6 142 0.518
Slater, TerryTerry Slater 1972/73–1973/74
1975/76–1976/77
Los Angeles Sharks
Cincinnati Stingers
258 116 130 12 244 0.473
Smith, FloydFloyd Smith 1978/79 Cincinnati Stingers 80 33 41 6 72 0.450
Sonmor, GlenGlen Sonmor 1972/73
1976/77
1977/78
Minnesota Fighting Saints
Birmingham Bulls
178 83 84 11 177 0.497
Stapleton, PatPat Stapleton 1973/74–1974/75
1978/79
Chicago Cougars
Indianapolis Racers
181 73 100 8 154 0.425
Talbot, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Talbot 1975/76 Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics 41 14 26 1 29 0.354
Vivian, JackJack Vivian 1974/75 Cleveland Crusaders 45 21 22 2 44 0.489
Watson, PhilPhil Watson 1972/73
1973/74
Philadelphia Blazers
Vancouver Blazers
80 40 43 0 80 0.482
Wilkie, IanIan Wilkie 1972/73 New York Raiders 1 1 0 0 2 1.000
Wilson, JohnnyJohnny Wilson 1974/75
1975/76
Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades
Cleveland Crusaders
158 56 93 9 121 0.383

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