This is the 13th 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.
Glen Gulutzan is in his third season as general manager and head coach of Las Vegas. Gulutzan led the Wranglers to a 31-33-8 regular season record in 2004-05 and is 74-55-15 all-time as the only coach in team history.
The Wranglers were 43-22-7 and finished second in the division in their inaugural season, losing in five games to Kelly Cup Champion Idaho in the postseason. Before stepping behind the Las Vegas bench, the 34-year-old Gulutzan spent four seasons as player-assistant coach with Fresno of the West Coast Hockey League. He was named All-WCHL in 1999 and 2000 and helped the Falcons win the championship in 2002 and advance to Game 7 of the finals in 2003.
Gulutzan began his professional career in 1996-97 with Fresno and had a team record 80 assists and 110 points in 60 games while also playing in the International Hockey League with Utah and Las Vegas. In addition to six seasons in Fresno, the native of The Pas, Manitoba also played in both Finland and Sweden. Glen and his wife, Nicole, live in Las Vegas with their son, Landon, and their daughters, Emma and Brielle.