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San Jose Sharks Coaching Staff 2024 and Assistant Coaches

By Kapil Sapkota / 8 November 2023 09:09 AM

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San Jose Sharks coaching staff comprises Scott Gordon, Brian Wiseman, Ryan Warsofsky, and Evgeni Nabokov. Cody Ward works as an assistant video coach.

Gordon, Wiseman, and Warsofsky are serving the Sharks franchise as assistant coaches for the team. All the assistant coaches were newly hired in August 2022.

The former goalie, Nabokov will be working for the team as the goaltending director. He has been with the Sharks franchise since September 2015.

Similarly, San Jose has selected Thomas Speer as an NHL goaltending coach. Speer previously worked for the Calgary Flames as a development goalie coach from 2019 to 2022.

Nick Gialdini is working for the team as a video coach. Gialdini worked for the Sharks AHL affiliate, San Jose Barracuda in the same position for over six years before his NHL job.

San Jose Sharks Coaching Staff 2023-24

Coaching StaffPosition
Scott GordonAssistant Coach
Brian WisemanAssistant Coach
Ryan WarsofskyAssistant Coach
Evgeni NabokovDirector, Goaltending
Thomas SpeerNHL Goaltending Coach
Nick GialdiniVideo Coach
Cody WardAssistant Video Coach

Head Coach Of San Jose Sharks

David Quinn was appointed as San Jose Sharks head coach on July 26, 2022, becoming the 11th head coach for the franchise, replacing Bob Boughner.

The new head coach worked for the US men's ice hockey team for the 2022 Winter Olympics before joining the Sharks.

Quinn was named the head coach of the New York Rangers in May 2018. After serving the team for 3 seasons, he was fired by the Rangers in May 2021 following their failure to make the playoffs.

He became the eleventh head coach of Boston University in March 2013 replacing Jack Parker. Previous to his head coaching career at BU, Quinn served the Colorado Avalanche as its assistant coach from June 2012 through March 2013.

With his promotion to the Avalanche's assistant coach, he served Colorado's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters as their head coach from 2009 to 2012.

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As a player, Quinn was drafted into the NHL by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1984 NHL Draft. However, he didn't play for the North Stars and rather started playing for Boston University.

In February 1992, Quinn signed a professional contract with the New York Rangers and was assigned to the team's AHL affiliate the Binghamton Rangers.

After playing the 1991-92 season with the Rangers, Quinn played the following season with the International Hockey League's Cleveland Lumberjacks.

The player retired after playing the 1992-93 season without playing any games in the NHL.

San Jose Sharks Assistant Coaches List 2023-24

Assistant coaches of the Sharks for the 2023-24 season are Scott Gordon, Brian Wiseman, and Ryan Warsofsky.

Brian Wiseman

San Jose welcomed Wiseman as its assistant coach on August 19, 2022.

Wiseman also worked for the New York Islanders as an assistant but was fired immediately as John MacLean stepped into the Islanders to replace him in July 2022.

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Wiseman began his coaching career with the Dallas Stars as a video coach. He also worked for Princeton University as an assistant. The coach served at the University of Michigan as an assistant for varsity ice hockey from 2012-2019.

He played in 3 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1996-97 season. He played in the IHL with the Chicago Wolves and Houston Aeros.

The former player competed in the NCAA games 4 seasons from 1991-91 with the University of Michigan. Brian was inducted into the Chatham (Ontario) Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

Scott Gordon

Gordon was hired by the Sharks on August 12, 2022. Gordon used to work as the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley Phantoms from 2015-2021.

He also worked as an interim head coach of the Flyers organization from December 2018 to April 2019 following the firing of their head coach, Dave Hakstol.

The coach also served the Toronto Maple Leafs as an assistant coach from 2011 through 2014.

Gordan started his NHL coaching career with the New York Islanders. He was selected in the head coaching position of the Islanders franchise in October 2008.

Previously, the coach served the Providence Bruins, Roanoke Express, Quebec Rafales, and Atlanta Knights. Gordon started his coaching career with the Knights in 1994.

As a player, Scott appeared in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques. He spent most of his playing career playing for different AHL and ECHL franchises.

Ryan Warsofsky

Before being named an assistant coach of San Jose in August 2022, Warsofsky worked as the head coach of the AHL's Chicago Wolves for 2 seasons. 

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During his last season with the Wolves, he led the Wolves to the league's best regular season record with a 50-16-5-5. The team won the 2022 Calder Cup, creating a 14-4 record throughout four different series during the playoffs.

In his first season with the Wolves, the franchise had the third-best record (21-9-1-2) in the AHL. During his coaching stint with the Wolves, the club accumulated a 71-25-6-7 record.

Before joining the Wolves, Warsofsky worked two seasons for the Charlotte Checkers for two seasons. Ryan started as an assistant coach before the 2018-19 season.

He helped Charlotte win the Calder Cup in the 2017-18 season. When he was promoted in the next season, he became the youngest head coach in the league.

The veteran coach also worked for the ECHL's South Carolina Stingrays for five seasons, two as head coach/director of hockey operations from 2016 through 2018.

San Jose Sharks Past Coaching History

Here are the past Sharks head coaches in the franchise history mentioned below:

George KingstonApril 12, 1991 – April 18, 1993
Kevin ConstantineJune 16, 1993 – December 1, 1995
Jim WileyDecember 1, 1995 – June 5, 1996
Al SimsJune 5, 1996 – May 9, 1997
Darryl SutterJune 8, 1997 – December 1, 2002
Cap RaederDecember 1, 2002 – December 4, 2002
Ron WilsonDecember 4, 2002 – May 12, 2008
Todd McLellanJune 11, 2008 – April 20, 2015
Peter DeBoerMay 28, 2015 – December 11, 2019
Bob BoughnerDecember 11, 2019 – July 1, 2022
David QuinnJuly 26, 2022 – present

George Kingston was named the first head coach in the Sharks' history after the team was founded in 1991.

During Kingston's stint with the Sharks in both the 1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons, the team finished sixth in Smythe missing the playoffs.

Before the 1993-94 season, Kingston was replaced by Kevin Constantine as the first American coach of the team.

Under Constantine's coaching, the Sharks had the largest improvement by completing 58 points higher in the standings than the previous seasons.

Constantine became a finalist for the Jack Adams Award in 1994 for the top NHL coach. Jim Wiley and Al Sims coached the Sharks team for the 1995-96 and 1996-1997 seasons respectively.

In the 1997-98 season, San Jose hired Darryl Sutter as their new head coach. During his first season with the Sharks, Darryl led the club to a 34-38-10 record finishing eighth in the Western Conference and sixteenth in the league.

In the 2001-02 season, Sutter had his career-best record with the Sharks completing the regular season with a 44-27-8-3 record and placed third in the Western Conference.

After the dismissal of Sutter, Cap Raeder became an interim head coach of the franchise for one game in 2002.

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The San Jose organization named Ron Wilson as the next head coach for the team in December 2002.

In his first full 2003-04 season, Wilson led the club to a 43-21-12-6 record for 104 points and finished first in the Pacific Division and second in the Western Conference.

After leaving San Jose in May 2008, Wilson started working for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Todd McLellan was hired as the new coach of the team in June 2008 following the departure of Wilson.

The Sharks captured their first Presidents' Trophy in the 2008-09 season with an NHL-leading 117 points under McLellan's coaching. He also became the head coach for the Western Conference All-Star team.

McLellan was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award during the season. With 207 victories from 434 total games played, Todd became the winningest coach in Sharks' history.

In May 2015, Peter DeBoer was hired for the head coaching position of the Sharks franchise. The team finished third in the Pacific Division during DeBour's season with the club.

The Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup Finals in 2016. However, the Western Conference champion San Jose lost 4-2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Bob Boughner became the interim head coach of the Sharks franchise following the firing of DeBour in December 2019. He was named the permanent head coach of the team in September 2020.

San Jose Sharks coach Boughner was fired from the position in July 2022 after missing playoffs three seasons in straight.

Sharks General Manager

Mike Grier (Michael) joined as the general manager of the San Jose Sharks on July 5, 2022, becoming the first Black general manager in NHL history.

The Sharks' president Jonathan Becher and assistant GM Joe Will introduced Grier as the team's new GM. 

Following his retirement from professional playing, Grier worked for the Chicago Blackhawks as a scout, with whom he earned a Stanley Cup ring in 2015.

Grier then became an assistant coach of the New Jersey Devils. In May 2021, he was named the hockey operations advisor of the New York Rangers. The Sharks' executive also coached at Saint Sebastian's School and the Boston Jr. Terriers 03 AAA team.

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As a player, Grier appeared in 1,060 NHL games during his 14-season career with the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals, and Buffalo Sabres in addition to the Sharks.

He was drafted into the NHL by the St. Louis Blues but didn't play any games for the team. Grier spent his early playing career with Saint Sebastian's School and Boston University.

Grier played his 1,000th NHL career match with the Sabres in November 2010 against the Boston Bruins. He became the 254th player to reach the milestone in NHL history.

He retired from the NHL as a player on December 1, 2011.

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