This is the 14th in a series of biographies on the head coaches of the 25 teams in the ECHL in 2005-06.
ECHL.com will post a different coach’s biography each weekday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Malcolm Cameron is in his second season as head coach and director of hockey operations for Long Beach. In his first season in 2004-05, the Ice Dogs were 43-20-9 and finished with 95 points, a 44-point improvement over their expansion season in 2003-04, to advance to the Kelly Cup Playoffs where they lost in the division finals to Alaska. The 44-point improvement is the fifth-largest single-season point improvement in the 17-year history of the ECHL.
Cameron, who finished third in balloting for ECHL Coach of the Year, returned to the league after spending 2003-04 in the United Hockey League and the Central Hockey League. The 35-year-old Cameron began the season as head coach of Columbus of the UHL which suspended operations in January 2004.
Prior to suspending operations, Columbus was in first place and Cameron was selected as a coach for the UHL All-Star Game. Cameron spent the final two months as head coach of Corpus Christi in the CHL. In his first head coaching job in 2002-03, Cameron helped Cincinnati finish 36-29-7 and advance to the conference finals where it lost by a goal in Game 7 to Kelly Cup Champion Atlantic City. Cincinnati finished third in the division with 79 points and upset Peoria (103 points) and Toledo (104 points) to reach the conference finals. Cameron spent the 2001-02 season as an assistant coach with the Columbia Inferno. He has also worked as an assistant coach with Lubbock of the Western Professional Hockey League and with Acadia University.
In his playing days, Cameron’s career spanned five seasons, two of which were spent in the ECHL with Huntington (1993-94) and Johnstown (1995-96). He also played in the former Colonial Hockey League with Saginaw (1994-95), in the CHL with San Antonio (1994-95), Fort Worth (1995-97), and Nashville (1996-97), and in the WPHL with Amarillo (1997-98) and El Paso (1997-98). The native of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia and his wife, Heather, have a son, Brett.