Since entering the NHL as an expansion team in 1967, the St. Louis Blues have employed 24 men to serve as its head coach. The position has been held by such coaching legends like Scotty Bowman, or former Blues players such as Al Arbour, Red Berenson, Barclay Plager and Brian Sutter.
Below is a list of current active Blues coaches, along with their complete bios.
Ken Hitchcock was named the 24th Head Coach in Blues history on Nov. 6, 2011. Through 2015-16, Hitchcock has coached 1,404 NHL regular season games, posting a 757-453-103 record. He won a Stanley Cup with Dallas in 1999 and guided the Blues to the Western Conference Final in 2015-16.
Mike Yeo joined the Blues as an associate coach on June 13, 2016. After Hitchcock's final season, Yeo will take over as the club's head coach beginning in 2017-18. He recently spent five seasons as head coach with the Minnesota Wild, recording a 173-132-44 record along with three postseason appearances. Yeo won a Stanley Cup as an assistant with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009.
Ray Bennett joined the St. Louis Blues coaching staff as an assistant on December 13, 2006. He served seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings from 1999-2006. While with the Kings, Bennett was involved in all areas of tactical and technical play while specializing in video analysis, computer assistance and statistical support.
Rick Wilson joined the St. Louis Blues as an assistant coach on June 13, 2016. Wilson has been behind the bench in various roles for 27 seasons, including stints as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders (1988-89), Los Angeles Kings (1989-92), Minnesota North Stars (1992-93) and Dallas Stars (1993-2002).
Steve Thomas joined the St. Louis Blues as an assistant coach on June 30, 2016. Thomas spent the previous two season as an assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning. During his 20-year NHL career, Thomas dressed in 1,235 regular season games, accumulating 933 points and 1,306 penalty minutes.
Jim Corsi was named goaltending coach for the Blues on May 27, 2014. Corsi spent the past 16 seasons as the goaltending coach for the Buffalo Sabres. During his time in Buffalo, Corsi produced multiple Vezina Trophy winners, including Ryan Miller (2009-10) and Dominik Hasek (1998-99, 2001).
St. Louis native Sean Ferrell brings over 15 years of coaching and player development experience, including working with players at both the amateur and professional levels.