Former ECHL player and coach Colin Chaulk has been named head coach of the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors.
Chaulk was in his first season as an assistant coach with the team, and takes over following the Edmonton Oilers naming former Condors' head coach Jay Woodcroft as their interim head coach on Thursday.
Over his 10-year professional playing career, Chaulk skated in 62 career ECHL games with Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Wheeling and Fort Wayne. Following his retirement as a player after the 2012-13 season, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Kalamazoo Wings before being named head coach of the Brampton Beast prior to the 2015-16 season.
Chaulk went 127-125-36 in four seasons as the Beast's head coach, leading the club to the Kelly Cup Playoffs in 2017 and 2019. He spent one season as an assistant coach with the AHL's Belleville Senators in 2019-20.
With Chaulk assuming the head-coaching position with Bakersfield, 13 of the 31 head coaches in the AHL were head coaches in the ECHL.