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Kallechy named Komets head coach

Wednesday, June 21st
Kallechy named Komets head coach

The Fort Wayne Komets have named Jesse Kallechy as the team's new head coach.

The 33-year-old has spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Florida Everblades, capturing Kelly Cup titles in 2022 and 2023. Prior to joining the Everblades, he spent the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons as the head coach for the Fayetteville Marksmen of the Southern Professional Hockey League. Named the SPHL Coach of the Year in 2019-20, Kallechy guided the Marksmen to an impressive 31-6-9 record. In addition, over those two seasons, the Sherwood Park, Alberta native had more than 25 of his players called up to the ECHL.

Kallechy started his coaching career as an assistant coach with the SPHL’s Huntsville Havoc, where he spent three seasons from 2015-18, highlighted by winning the President’s Cup championship in 2018.

Prior to his coaching career, Kallechy was a goaltender in the SPHL over four seasons from 2011-15 suiting up with the Knoxville Ice Bears, Pensacola Ice Flyers, Louisiana IceGators and Huntsville.

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