This is the 16th 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.
Ron Filion was named the first head coach of the Phoenix Roadrunners on February 28, 2005. The 40-year-old Filion has coached professional hockey in both the United States and France. He coached five seasons with Cholet of the European First Division, leading the team to the league championship in 1997.
He was an assistant coach with Augusta of the ECHL in 1999-2000 and was a player assistant coach for the Tucson Gila Monsters of the now defunct West Coast Hockey League in 1998-99. Filion played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1982-85 with Quebec, Trois Riveres, Verdun and St. Jean, scoring 163 points (66g-97a) in 173 regular season games and played eight seasons in the French Elite Division from 1989-98.