ECHL Coaches Biography
Doug McKay – Trenton Titans

This is the 24th in a series of biographies on the head coaches of the 25 teams in the ECHL in 2005-06.

ECHL.com will post a different coach’s biography each weekday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Doug McKay was named head coach and director of hockey operations for Trenton on August 15, 2005, replacing Mike Haviland who became head coach of the Norfolk Admirals in the American Hockey League.

McKay, who is the sixth coach in Titans history, returns to North America after more than 10 years abroad coaching in Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands from 1990-2005. He was a head coach for three seasons in the International Hockey League and for one season with Binghamton in the American Hockey League where he coached future National Hockey League players Jody Hull, Jim McKenzie and Todd Krygier. He was an assistant coach with Toronto of the NHL from 1981-83 and with New Jersey from 1987-89, which included the Devils first-ever postseason appearance falling one game short of the Stanley Cup Finals in 1988.

McKay played four professional seasons including 1979-80 when his father Doug, who played for the Detroit Red Wings in 1949-50, coached his son and the Kalamazoo Wings to the IHL Championship.