Marty Wilford concluded his second season as an assistant coach with the Ducks and his ninth season overall in the Anaheim organization. Wilford spent the previous seven seasons as an assistant coach with Anaheim's AHL affiliate in San Diego (2015-18), Norfolk (2012-15) and Syracuse (2011-12).
Wilford helped the Gulls to a 118-71-10-5 record in his three seasons in San Diego, including an appearance in the Pacific Division Finals in 2016 and 2017. From 2012-15, Wilford was part of a Norfolk coaching staff that led the Admirals to a 104-99-25 record and a win over top-seeded Manchester in the opening round of the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs. Wilford made his professional coaching debut in 2011-12 at Syracuse, which went 37-29-10 and earned a berth in the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs.
Originally selected by Chicago in the sixth round (149th overall) of the 1995 NHL Draft, Wilford collected 47-228=275 points with 573 PIM as a defenseman in 539 career AHL games from 2000-07. He ranked as Norfolk's all-time leading scorer among defensemen with 32-141=173 points in 318 games from 2000-05.
Wilford began his professional career in the International Hockey League, scoring 3-29=32 points in 186 games between 1997-00. He spent his final four seasons in Europe with Hamburg and Iserlong (Germany), and Fassa HC (Italy), notching 19-121=140 points in 146 contests. Wilford and his wife, Shelly, have three children: Emma, Grayce and Nash.