Jackals name Bingham as head coach

Bingham spent the last four seasons with the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Vancouver native took over as Bridgeport’s head coach this past season in mid-November. Despite not qualifying for the playoffs, the Sound Tigers ended the season with wins in seven of their final 10 games and took points in 12 of their last 15 contests. Bingham served as an assistant coach with Bridgeport from 2007-2010, helping with the growth of players on the New York Islanders’ primary developmental team. He occupied that same role in the 2005-2006 campaign.

In 2006-2007, Bingham led the UHL’s Fort Wayne Komets to the league’s best record of 51-21-4 while advancing to the second round of the playoffs.

Bingham accumulated two seasons of ECHL head coaching experience with the Wheeling Nailers from 2003-2005. He garnered the league’s coach of the year accolade in his first season in Wheeling as the Nailers notched the Eastern Conference’s best record of 51-17-4. Bingham led the Nailers to a 38-29-5 record in 2004-2005.

His early head coaching days included stints with the Adirondack IceHawks and Asheville Smoke in the UHL, including a Colonial Cup Final appearance with the Smoke in the 2000-2001 season. Bingham began his career as a head coach with the CHL’s Huntsville Channel Cats in 1999-2000, one season after serving as an assistant with the club.

As a head coach, Bingham has compiled a career record of 290-174-41 for a points percentage of .615.

Team Press Release