DULUTH, Ga. – The Atlanta Gladiators announced that Chuck Weber has been named the fifth Head Coach and General Manager of Hockey Operations in team history.
The Gladiators are the ECHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.
Weber, 44, returns to the ECHL after seven seasons in the AHL, KHL and EIHL. The Lockport, N.Y. native previously served as the Vice President of Hockey Operations and Head Coach of the Cincinnati Cyclones from 2006-10. Weber led his team to the ECHL Conference Finals in three of his four years behind the bench, capturing the Kelly Cup championship twice (2008 and 2010). With the 2010 Kelly Cup title, Weber earned his 45th career Kelly Cup playoff win, passing Davis Payne (Alaska Aces) for most by a coach in any four-year period in ECHL history. The veteran bench boss was voted ECHL Coach of the Year in 2007-08, after being named runner-up in 2006-07. Weber holds an overall regular season record as an ECHL head coach of 177-92-19.
|Coaching Record||Reg. Season||Playoffs|
|2006-07||Cinicnnati Cyclones (ECHL)||72||37||29||6||10||6||4|
|2007-08||Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)||72||55||12||5||22||16||6|
|2009-09||Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)||72||41||26||5||15||8||7|
|2009-10||Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)||72||44||25||3||24||15||9|
|2011-12||San Antonio (AHL)||76||41||30||5||10||4||6|
|2012-13||San Antonio (AHL)||76||29||38||9||—||—||—|