ECHL Coaches Biography
Martin St. Amour – San Diego Gulls

This is the 17th 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.

Martin St. Amour was named the second head coach in San Diego Gulls history on May 3, 2004.

The 35-year-old St. Amour was an associate coach for the Gulls for three seasons from 2001-04 after beginning his coaching career as an assistant coach with the Gulls in 2000-01.

St. Amour played 14 professional seasons, including one season with Cincinnati in the ECHL in 1991-92 and eight years with San Diego in the West Coast Hockey League, helping the Gulls win the WCHL title in 1996, 1997 and 1998. St. Amour holds the San Diego career records for points (394), goals (180) and assists (214) while ranking third in games (292), plus-minus rating (+161) and penalty minutes (927). In February of 2001, St. Amour’s jersey number 18 was retired by the Gulls, becoming only the second player in San Diego professional hockey history to have his jersey retired. The first was the number 20 worn by Willie O’Ree.

St Amour lives in the Del Mar area with his wife, Jennifer, and their children, M. J. and Veronica.