|The Stoney Creek, Ontario native served as head coach of the American Hockey League’s (AHL) San Antonio Rampage at the beginning of the 2013-14 season before his appointment with the Panthers. Prior to his stint in San Antonio, Horachek spent nine seasons as an assistant coach with the Nashville Predators (2003-2013), serving his last two years as associate head coach. While working for the Predators, he helped the club advance to the postseason on seven occasions.
Horachek has also served as head coach for the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals (2002-2003), ECHL’s Trenton Titans (2001-2002) and the International Hockey League’s (IHL) Orlando Solar Bears (1999-2001), where he led the Bears to the 2001 Turner Cup.
Horachek played 10 years of professional hockey as a forward in the AHL and IHL with the Rochester Americans (1979-80 to 1982-83), Flint Generals (1982-83 to 1984-85), Saginaw Generals (1985-86 to 1986-87) and Flint Spirits (1988-89). He also played three seasons of junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals from 1977-78 to 1979-80.