Jeff Pyle (ice hockey)

Jeff Pyle (born October 7, 1958) is an American former ice hockey player and the current head coach of the ECHLAtlanta Gladiators.

American ice hockey player and coach
Jeff Pyle
Born (1958-10-07) October 7, 1958 (age 63)
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Left wing
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Binghamton Whalers
IHL
Saginaw Gears
Flint Generals
Saginaw Hawks
ACHL
Mohawk Valley Stars
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 19811993

Pyle has been 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.[1]

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.[2] On April 20, 2014, Pyle was relieved of his duties with Evansville due to disagreements on hockey operations with owner Ron Geary.[3]

On September 2014 Pyle moved to Italy to become head coach of the HC Bulldogs Valpellice of Torre Pellice (TO), Piedmont.

On March 22, 2016, Pyle returned 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.[3]

In 2018, Pyle returned to Gwinnett, Georgia, as the head coach of his old team, the since renamed Atlanta Gladiators.[4]

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Award Year
All-CCHAFirst Team 1980–81 [5]
CCHAplayer of the year 1980–81
James Gatschene Memorial TrophyIHL most valuable player 1986–87 [6]
Leo P. Lamoureux Memorial TrophyIHL leading point scorer 1986–87 [7]

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