Name Gary Agnew
|Playing career |
NHL Draft Undrafted
|Born May 24, 1960 (age 55)
Niagara Falls, ON, CAN (1960-05-24) |
Education University of New Brunswick, University of Western Ontario
Played for Fredericton Express, Milwaukee Admirals
Gary Agnew (born May 24, 1960) is a Canadian ice hockey coach. He was formerly an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. He has also served as an assistant coach with the St. Louis Blues and Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. He has a master's degree in coaching from the University of Western Ontario.
As a player, Agnew played four years for the University of New Brunswick, and then for the Fredericton Express of the American Hockey League and the Milwaukee Admirals of the International Hockey League.
In 1990 Agnew took over the head coaching job of the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. He won the Matt Leyden Trophy as Coach of the Year in 1992–93. In 1994–95 Agnew took over the coaching job of the Kingston Frontenacs and led them to what remains their only division title in 1994–95. He moved back to the Knights from 1997 to 2000 and won another Matt Leyden Trophy in 1997–98. From 2000–2006 he assumed the reins of the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. In 2006, he graduated to become the assistant coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
With the November 13, 2006 firing of Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Gerard Gallant, Agnew was named interim head coach. On November 22, Ken Hitchcock was named the new head coach. Agnew led the team in that evening's game, with Hitchcock set to take over the following day. Agnew's record as interim head coach was 0–4–1. It was reported on June 16, 2010 that new Blue Jackets head coach Scott Arniel had fired Agnew as assistant coach.
On June 15, 2012, the St. Louis Blues announced Agnew had been hired as an assistant coach, under the direction of Ken Hitchcock. He was relieved of his duties on May 7, 2014.
It was announced on July 10, 2014, that the Pittsburgh Penguins had hired Agnew as an assistant coach.
Agnew and head coach Mike Johnston were fired on December 12, 2015.