This is the 20th 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.
Malcolm Cameron was hired as head coach of the Texas Wildcatters on June 8, 2006. Cameron spent the past two seasons as head coach and director of hockey operations for the Long Beach Ice Dogs, who were 79-47-18 and advanced to the Kelly Cup Playoffs both seasons.
In his inaugural season in 2004-05, Long Beach was 43-20-9 and had 95 points which was a 44-point improvement from their expansion season in 2003-04. The 44-point improvement is the fifth-largest single-season point improvement in the 18-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 36-year-old began 2003-04 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.