Behind the ECHL Benches – Andy Brandt, Atlanta Gladiators

Andy Brandt enters his second full season as head coach for the Gladiators, after serving as the team’s interim head coach for the final 55 games of the 2014-15 season after serving as the team’s assistant coach since the start of the 2013-14 campaign. In his first season behind the bench, Brandt led the team to a 34-31-7 record.


Brandt’s pro playing career spanned six seasons, with all but one coming in a Gladiators’ uniform. In total, the Wausau, Wis. native compiled 224 points (90g-134a) in 435 regular-season games. As a Gladiator, Brandt played in a team-record 357 games, racking up 192 points (76g-116a) while serving as an assistant captain from 2007-12, and team captain for the 2012-13 season.


Among the many ways that Brandt has given back to the community, he has taken leadership of the Gladiators’ “Movember” charity efforts to raise awareness for prostate cancer research, he regularly participates in events at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and he is the Hockey Director at The Cooler. The ECHL recognized Brandt for his work in the community with the 2013 Community Service Award.


Coaching Record

Reg. Season



2014-15Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL)5514356
2015-16Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL)7234317
ECHL Totals