Bill Armstrong became the Trenton Titans fourth head coach on July 9, 2002.
The 32-year-old Armstrong spent the past four seasons coaching with Providence of the American Hockey League, including the last two seasons as head coach going 70-64-18-8 in the regular season and 8-11 in the postseason. In 2000-01 he led the Bruins to the best start in team history (16-4-1-2) and was named head coach of the Planet USA All-Star Team.
Armstrong began his career with Providence as an assistant to current New York Islanders head coach Peter Laviolette, who was head coach of the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League in 1997-98. The Bruins won the 1999 Calder Cup Championship and the following season, Armstrong’s first as head coach, they returned to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Selected in the third round (46th overall) by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1990, Armstrong played 10 seasons in the AHL and the International Hockey League. He appeared in 543 games amassing 1,443 penalty minutes and in 1992-93 was named Best Defenseman for Hershey in the AHL.