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.
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 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.
In 2018, Pyle returned to Gwinnett, Georgia, as the head coach of his old team, the since renamed Atlanta Gladiators.
- The ECHL – Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League | Gwinnett’s Pyle named head coach of AHL’s Texas StarsArchived 2012-03-14 at the Wayback Machine
- The ECHL – Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League | Pyle named Evansville head coach
- “Jeff Pyle returning to coach Evansville’s SPHL hockey team”. Evansville Courier & Press. March 22, 2016.
- “Atlanta Gladiators bring back winningest coach in franchise history”. Gwinnett Daily Post. July 6, 2018.
- “CCHA All-Teams”. College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- James Gatschene Memorial Trophy hockey award winners of the IHL at hockeydb.com
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