This is the 13th in a series of biographies on the head coaches of the 25 teams in the ECHL in 2006-07.
ECHL.com will post a different coach’s biography each day.
Glen Gulutzan is in his fourth season as general manager and head coach of Las Vegas. Gulutzan was named ECHL Coach of the Year in 2005-06 after the Wranglers finished second overall with 112 points and a 53-13-6 record, tying the league record for second-most wins and finishing with the third-highest point total in the 18-year history of the ECHL. The Wranglers tied the ECHL record for longest road winning streak with 10 consecutive wins from Nov. 22-Dec. 31 and tied the third-longest winning streak in league history with 12 wins in a row from Dec. 3-30. Las Vegas set team records with 53 wins, 28 home wins and 25 road wins.
The Wranglers are 127-68-21 and have reached the Kelly Cup Playoffs twice in three seasons, losing to the eventual Kelly Cup champion each time.
Before stepping behind the Las Vegas bench, the 34-year-old Gulutzan spent four seasons as player-assistant coach with Fresno of the West Coast Hockey League. He was named All-WCHL in 1999 and 2000 and helped the Falcons win the championship in 2002 and advance to Game 7 of the finals in 2003.
Gulutzan began his professional career in 1996-97 with Fresno and had a team record 80 assists and 110 points in 60 games while also playing in the International Hockey League with Utah and Las Vegas. In addition to six seasons in Fresno, the native of The Pas, Manitoba also played in both Finland and Sweden.
Glen and his wife, Nicole, live in Las Vegas with their son, Landon, and their daughters, Emma and Brielle.