Stingrays Head Coach Ryan Warsofsky Named Assistant With Charlotte Checkers

Posted July 23, 2018

The Charlotte Checkers, AHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes have announced the Hurricanes have hired Ryan Warsofsky, 30, as an assistant coach for the upcoming season. Warsofsky has been the head coach for the South Carolina Stingrays for the past two seasons after serving as an assistant starting in 2013. Warsofsky went 88-44-10-2 in his to years as head coach for the Stingrays.

The Marshfield, Mass. native guided the club to 40 wins in his first year behind the bench, then guided the Rays to their best regular season in team history this past year with a mark of 48-16-7-1 and 104 points. It was the highest number of wins and points secured during any season in 25 years of Stingrays hockey.Warsofsky also oversaw the best defensive team in the history of the ECHL last season, breaking records for least goals allowed (153), lowest team goals-against average (2.13) and fewest power play goals allowed (27).

“I would like to thank Ryan for his passion and commitment to our organization over the last 5 years,” said Stingrays President Rob Concannon. “Over that time, I’ve enjoyed watching him grow into one of the brightest young coaches in hockey. This is a tremendous and deserving opportunity. I will miss working with Ryan and Todd and I wish him and his wife Caroline the best of luck in Charlotte.”

“Ryan has had a lot of success for a young coach,” said Hurricanes GM Don Waddell in a press release. “We’re excited to have him work with our prospects in Charlotte.”

The Stingrays have already started the search for a new head coach.