|Position Left Wing|
Name Jeff Pyle
Team Texas Stars
Weight 79 kg
|NHL Draft Undrafted|
Height 1.83 m
Role Ice hockey coach
|Born October 7, 1958 (age 57)
Fort Leonard Wood, MO, USA (1958-10-07) |
Education Northern Michigan University
Played for American Hockey League, Binghamton Whalers
Similar People Travis Morin, Anthony Nigro, Matej Stransky, Hubert Labrie, Jussi Rynnas
Jeff Pyle (born October 7, 1958) is an American former ice hockey player and the current head coach of the SPHL Evansville Thunderbolts.
Pyle held the post of a head coach in the ECHL since the 1998–99 season when he coached the Mobile Mysticks. He remained as the head coach when the franchise moved to Gwinnett County to become the Gwinnett Gladiators for the 2003–04 season, staying in this position through the end of the 2010–11 season.
On July 13, 2011, Pyle was named head coach of the American Hockey League's Texas Stars.
It was announced on April 11, 2013, that Pyle would become the head coach and director of hockey operations of the ECHL's Evansville IceMen, effective July 1, 2013. On April 20, 2014, Pyle was relieved of his duties with Evansville due to disagreements on hockey operations with owner Ron Geary.
On September 2014 he moved to Italy, nominated coach by the HC Bulldogs Valpellice of Torre Pellice (TO), Piedmont.
On March 22, 2016, Pyle was announced as returning to the Evansville area as the head coach of the Southern Professional Hockey League's Evansville Thunderbolts, which was announced to replace the departing ECHL IceMen franchise.