St. Louis Blues - Assistant Coach
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Gary Agnew was named assistant coach of the St. Louis Blues on June 15, 2012.
Prior to becoming the Blues' assistant coach, Agnew joined the Blue Jackets as an assistant coach in July 2006 after serving as the head coach of the Syracuse Crunch, the club's American Hockey League affiliate for the previous six seasons. During his tenure, he became the winningest and longest-serving coach in Crunch history as he led the club to a 200-177-43-40 mark in 480 games (.545 winning percentage). Agnew served as Interim head coach of the Blue Jackets from Nov. 14-22, 2006, posting an 0-4-1 mark in five games after Gerard Gallant was relieved of his duties.
Agnew guided the Crunch to its first division and regular season conference titles in 2001-02 with a 39-23-13-5 mark, which set a then-club record for points in a season with 96. In 2005-06, Syracuse set numerous franchise marks including wins (47) and points (102).
Prior to joining the Crunch, he spent 10 seasons as a head coach in the Ontario Hockey League, the last three with the London Knights. Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Agnew began his coaching career with the London Knights in 1990-91 before moving to the Kingston Frontenacs in 1994-95. He returned to the Knights for the 1997-98 season and coached them to a Western Division Title. In 664 OHL games, he posted a 329-282-53 record and was named OHL Coach of the Year and First Team All-Star Coach in both the 1992-93 and 1997-98 seasons.
Before coaching, Agnew played for the University of New Brunswick (CIAU), Fredericton Express (AHL) and Milwaukee Admirals (IHL). He has a Masters' Degree in Coaching from the University of Western Ontario.
Gary and his wife, Barbara, are the parents of a son, Brett, and daughter, Lindsay. The family resides in Dublin.
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.