The 2007- 2008 season was the eighth for Tom Renney with the New York Rangers and his third as the team's Head Coach. After being named the 33rd Head Coach in franchise history on July 6, 2004, Renney had led the Rangers to 40 or more wins in three consecutive seasons.
In 2007-2008, Renney compiled a 42-27-13 record during the regular season and helped the Blueshirts make the playoffs for the third time in as many years. The team made it to the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs, defeating the New Jersey Devils in the opening round and eventually falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the following series.
Renney was appointed as the Rangers interim head coach on Feb. 25, 2004 after beginning the 2003-2004 season as an assistant coach. He was originally named to the Rangers' coaching staff on July 21, 2003.
Renney spent his first two seasons with New York as Director of Player Personnel, where he oversaw all facets of the team's amateur scouting operation, while assisting with the professional scouting development. He was promoted to Vice President of Player Development on June 21, 2002. In that position, Renney oversaw all facets of the team's amateur scouting operations, while also assisting with the professional scouting process and player development within the organization. During this time, Renney was instrumental in bringing in current Rangers' impact players such as Fedor Tyutin, Petr Prucha, Ryan Hollweg and Marc Staal.
Renney's coaching experience spans 14 years and includes several accolades. He began his tenure behind the bench with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League and immediately established himself as one of the league's best coaches. He led the club to consecutive WHL titles, along with a Memorial Cup championship as the Canadian Hockey League's top team. His Kamloops clubs compiled a 101-37-6 record for a .714 winning percentage, which ranks as the all-time highest winning mark in CHL history.
Following the noteworthy junior career, Renney joined Team Canada in 1993, where he also found great success. After being appointed head coach of the team in August 1993, Renney guided the club to a silver medal finish at the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. In total, Renney has coached in 10 World Championship tournaments, capturing three gold medals, three silver and two bronze.
In addition to his extensive career with Team Canada, Renney also served as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League from June 1996 through November 1997.
A native of Cranbrook, British Columbia, Renney and his wife Glenda have two daughters, Jessica and Jamie.