ECHL Coaches Profiles
Bill Armstrong
Trenton Titans

This is the 30th in a series of biographies on the 31 men behind the benches of the ECHL in 2003-04.

Tomorrow: Pat Bingham of the Wheeling Nailers

Bill Armstrong is in his second season as Head Coach of Trenton. Prior to joining the Titans, the 34-year-old Armstrong coached four seasons in the American Hockey League with Providence, including two seasons as head coach. In 2000-01, Armstrong led Providence 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 in Providence as an assistant to Peter Laviolette, who coached the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League from 2001-03 and the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL in 1997-98. Providence won the AHL Championship in 1999 and 2000 and advanced to the Conference Finals in 2001. Selected in the third round (46th overall) by Philadelphia in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, Armstrong played 10 seasons in the AHL and the International Hockey League, appearing in 543 games and being named Best Defenseman for Hershey in 1992-93.

Coaching Record

 Regular Season PlayoffsSeason Team G W L T G W L2002-03 Trenton (ECHL) 72 38 24 10 2 0 2 ECHL Totals 72 38 24 10 2 0 2