Malcolm Cameron enters his third season as head coach for Wichita after being named to the position on May 20, 2016. In 2017-18, Cameron led the Thunder to their first-ever berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. He returned to the pro ranks after spending three seasons with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League.
The Cole Harbor, Nova Scotia native boasts an impressive coaching resume. Cameron spent eight seasons as a head coach in the ECHL with Cincinnati, Long Beach, Texas, Florida and Elmira. His teams reached 40 or more wins in four of those eight seasons and qualified for the playoffs seven times, advancing past the first round in each of their seven appearances. Other highlights of his ECHL tenure include three All-Star game appearances and a runner-up for Coach of the Year three times. Cameron led two ECHL teams to significant turnarounds, which rank seventh and eighth-best for improving a team from one year to the next in ECHL history. Cameron took over as the bench boss of the Texas Wildcatters in 2006-07 and led them to a 41-22-9 record and 46-point improvement. In 2004-05, he took over as head coach for the Long Beach Ice Dogs and guided them to a 43-20-9 record and a 44-point improvement. In 2007-08, he set an ECHL record for fewest regulation losses in a season, going 52-9-11 and recorded 115 points, which is tied for second-most in league history.
After leaving Elmira in 2010-11, Cameron joined Regina as an assistant coach for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. He was promoted to head coach the following year, winning the WHL’s East Division regular season title with a record of 39-26-4-3. Cameron is sixth in ECHL history in wins (372), while ranking fifth in games coached (699), tied for 13th in playoff wins (36), and ninth in playoff games coached (74).
After a five-year playing career, Cameron joined the coaching ranks as an assistant with the Lubbock Cotton Kings of the WPHL. Cameron and his wife, Heather, have two sons, Brett and Logan.
|Coaching Record||Reg. Season||Playoffs|
|2002-03||Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)||72||36||29||7||15||9||6|
|2003-04||Corpus Christi (CHL)||29||10||19||0||—||—||—|
|2004-05||Long Beach Ice Dogs (ECHL)||72||43||20||9||7||3||4|
|2005-06||Long Beach Ice Dogs (ECHL)||72||36||27||9||7||3||4|
|2006-07||Texas Wildcatters (ECHL)||72||41||22||9||10||5||5|
|2007-08||Texas Wildcatters (ECHL)||72||52||9||11||9||5||4|
|2008-09||Florida Everblades (ECHL)||72||49||17||5||11||6||5|
|2009-10||Florida Everblades (ECHL)||72||38||25||9||9||3||6|
|2010-11||Elmira Jackals (ECHL)||52||22||23||7||—||—||—|
|2016-17||Wichita Thunder (ECHL)||72||21||44||7||—||—||—|
|2017-18||Wichita Thunder (ECHL)||72||34||30||8||6||2||4|