Jason Fitzsimmons was named the third Head Coach in South Carolina Stingrays history on May 7, 2002. Fitzsimmons takes over after four seasons as Assistant Coach for the Stingrays. His coaching career began in 1998 when he made the transition from between the pipes to behind the bench. As head coach, Fitzsimmons is responsible for the team’s hockey operations including player personnel and contract issues. Fitzsimmons has won two Kelly Cup Championships with the Stingrays, the first on the ice in 1997 and the second behind the bench as assistant coach in 2001.
Fitzsimmons has worn many hats with South Carolina. He played three seasons between the pipes for the Stingrays, including 1996-97 when he led the team to the Kelly Cup and earned postseason Most Valuable Player honors. The native of Lumsden, Saskatchewa was a selection of the Vancouver Canucks in the 1991 National Hockey League Entry Draft, and he spent four years in the Vancouver system before signing as a free agent with the Edmonton Oilers in 1995.
Fitzsimmons and his wife, Chantel, reside in Goose Creek, South Carolina.