Matt McIlvane was recently hired as the new Head Coach of the AHL’s San Diego Gulls. The former Head Coach of EC Red Bull Salzburg, fresh off a second consecutive win2day ICE Hockey League championship, began his coaching career at just 26-years old with the Danville Dashers of the now defunct Federal Hockey League. Since then he’s coached various teams and took over at EC Red Bull in 2019 at the age of 33.
In addition to his club duties, he was a member of Germany’s coaching staff during their cinderella run at the 2018 Winter Olympics, where they captured a Silver medal. He was also recently a part of Germany’s entry at the 2021 World Hockey Championships, where Germany advanced to the final four.