Head CoachRyan Warsofsky became the fifth head coach in the Checkers' AHL history on July 10, 2019. He spent the previous season as the team's assistant coach and helped lead Charlotte to its first Calder Cup.
At 31 years old, Warsofsky is the youngest head coach hired in the AHL since 2000.
Prior to joining the Checkers, Warsofsky spent two seasons as head coach of the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays. The native of North Marshfield, MA, went 88-44-10-2 during his tenure from 2016-2018 and became the second-youngest coach in league history to lead a team to the finals when he guided the Stingrays to a Kelly Cup appearance in 2017. Warsofsky served as South Carolina’s assistant coach for the three seasons prior to that after beginning his pro coaching career in 2012-13 as an assistant at Curry College.
As a player, Warsofsky appeared in 71 NCAA games over four years at Sacred Heart and Curry College, posting 47 points (13g, 34a) from the blue line. He then played a season of pro hockey in 2011-12, making appearances in Belgium, the CHL and the FHL.