This is the third 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.
Marty Raymond returns for his second full season as head coach of Bakersfield. In his first full season in 2004-05, the Condors finished 40-22-10 and qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs, losing in five games to Alaska in the West Division Semifinals.
He joined the organization on February 20, 2002 when he was named associate head coach. The Condors are 117-89-28 with Raymond behind the bench, including 2002-03 when the team was 41-22-9 and set more than 30 individual and team records, including wins (41) and points (91).
He took over Phoenix of the West Coast Hockey League in 1999-2000 and helped the Mustangs go 22-5-1 in the final 28 games, including 10-2 in the playoffs en route to the league title. Raymond, who was also head coach of Tucson in the WCHL in 1997-98, played five seasons in Sweden, including three in the Swedish Elite League. He also played in France with Cergy-Pontoise, who he later coached to a second division championship and qualification for the first division. Raymond was awarded his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he also played college hockey. Raymond resides in Las Vegas and has a son, Shane.