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Boston Braves 1973
|Born||November 19, 1949|
|Previous team(s)||Norfolk Admirals |
New York Islanders
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Lowell Lock Monsters
|Years as an NHL coach||2003–2006|
|Alma mater||Boston University|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1998–2001||Lowell Lock Monsters (Assistant)|
|2001–2003||Bridgeport Sound Tigers|
|2003–2006||New York Islanders|
|2010–2017||Binghamton Senators (Assistant)|
|2017–Present||Ottawa Senators (Scout)|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||290–120–28 (.694) [College]|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1985 Hockey East Tournament Champion|
1990 ECAC East Champion
1992 ECAC East Tournament Champion
|1980 Edward Jeremiah Award|
1982 Edward Jeremiah Award
Steve Stirling (born November 19, 1949) is an assistant coach of the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League. He is the former head coach of the American Hockey League's Norfolk Admirals, the Springfield Falcons, and the National Hockey League's New York Islanders.
Before coaching the Admirals to their worst finish in franchise history, he spent a season and a half as coach of the Islanders before his dismissal in January 2006. During his rookie campaign in the NHL, Stirling led the Islanders to a pretty impressive record of 38–29–11–4. In the NHL playoffs, Stirling's Islanders were beaten by the eventual Stanley Cup winning Tampa Bay Lightning in five games.
He has also played centre for various teams in the NCAA, AHL and NAHL. He has previously served as head coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Springfield Falcons, Babson College, and Providence College and as assistant coach of the Islanders and the Lowell Lock Monsters. While in college Stirling never had a losing season. He is also one of the few people to coach as three different levels of NCAA hockey.
After the disappointing season with the Admirals, general manager Jay Feaster announced that Steve Stirling would not be the coach heading into the 2008–09 AHL season. Stirling has been given a job as a scout for the hockey club. On June 16 the German DEL club Iserlohn Roosters announced that Stirling signed a 2-year contract as their head coach. After 44 games and a 0–6 series he was dismissed by the German DEL-Club on February 5, 2009.
Steve was signed as an assistant coach of the Binghamton Senators (Ottawa's farm team) in 2009. The Binghamton Senators won the AHL Calder Cup National Championship one season later.
Head coaching record
|Babson Beavers (ECAC 2) (1978–1983)|
|Providence Friars (ECAC Hockey) (1983–1984)|
|Providence Friars (Hockey East) (1984–1985)|
|Babson Beavers (ECAC East) (1985–1993)|
Postseason invitational champion
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|NYI||2003–04||82||38||29||11||4||91||3rd in Atlantic||Lost in First round (TB)|
|NYI||2005–06||42||18||22||–||2||(78)||4th in Atlantic||(fired)|
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||1970–71|||
|AHCA East All-American||1970–71|||
|ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Second Team||1971|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||1971|||
- "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
|Awards and achievements|
| Edward Jeremiah Award
Mike Gibbons/Peter Van Buskirk
| Head coach of the New York Islanders