Behind the ECHL Benches – Spencer Carbery, South Carolina Stingrays

Spencer Carbery enters his first season as head coach and director of hockey operations for South Carolina after being named to the position on July 26, 2011. The sixth head coach in Stingrays’ history, Carbery is the youngest coach in the ECHL at 29 years old (Nov. 9, 1981).


Carbery, who served as the Stingrays’ assistant coach in 2010-11, joined the organization as a player during the 2008-09 season and helped the club capture its ECHL-record third Kelly Cup championship in 2009. The Victoria, British Columbia native recorded 22 goals and 26 assists for 48 points in 94 games with the Stingrays. He was also named the inaugural recipient of the Jerry Zucker Community Service Award in 2009.


As a player, Carbery skated for four professional seasons with the Bakersfield Condors, Stockton Thunder, Fresno Falcons and Stingrays of the ECHL and the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League totaling 117 points (48g-69a) in 244 games.