Stirling joined the B-Sens for the 2010-11 season, returning to the American Hockey League after coaching the Iserlohn Roosters of the German elite hockey league (DEL) in 2008-09. He spent the 2007-08 season as head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning's AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, following one year with the Springfield Falcons (the Lightning's former affiliate) in 2006-07.
The 62 year-old native of Clarkson, Ont. spent more than three seasons in the New York Islanders' organization from 2001-02 to 2005-06, including a season and a half as head coach of the NHL club, where he registered 56 wins in 124 games and a post-season berth in his first year with the team in 2003-04. Stirling had been promoted from the Islanders' AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, where he served as head coach during their first two years of AHL action in 2001-02 and 2002-03. The Hockey News named Stirling Minor Pro Coach of the Year in 2001-02 after he led the Sound Tigers to a 43-25-8-4 record and a spot in the Calder Cup Final. He led the Sound Tigers to the playoffs again in 2002-03 and finished with a record of 83-51-19-7 in two seasons.
Prior to his arrival in Bridgeport, Stirling spent three seasons as assistant coach with the AHL's Lowell Lock Monsters, where he worked the final two years for current Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau.
Undrafted, Stirling played professionally for six seasons after a collegiate career at Boston University. He spent the majority of the 1975-76 season with the North American Hockey League's Binghamton Dusters, where he ranked second in team scoring with 66 points (24 goals, 42 assists). Stirling played in the AHL with Boston (1971-72 to 1973-74) and Rochester (1974-75 to 1976-77) before concluding his career with one season in Austria. He began his coaching career in 1978-79 with the NCAA's Babson College, where he spent 11 of the next 13 seasons. Stirling's two-year hiatus from Babson occurred in the 1983-84 and 1984-85 seasons, when he served as head coach at Providence College.
Stirling and his wife Francesca have two children; sons Todd and Scott.
|Executive Vice President of Operations||Tom Mitchell|
|Vice President of Marketing & Business Development||Terrance Buczkowski|
|Vice President of Sales||Jason Camp|
|Director of Media Relations/Corporate Partnerships Representative||Joe Battaglini|
|Director of Merchandising/Corporate Partnerships Representative||Dan Mallery|
|Director of Broadcasting||Grady Whittenburg|
|Director of Video Operations||Josh Williams|
|Finance Coordinator||Janette Kemmerer|
|Accounting/Administrative Assistant||Kara Kellett-Williams|
|Assistant Ticketing Manager/Accounts Receivable Specialist||Lori Stanton|
|Personal Group Sales Representative||Patrick Vargo|
|Personal Group Sales Representative||Stephen Popoloski|
|Head Coach||Luke Richardson|
|Assistant Coach||Steve Stirling|
|Video Coach||Tim Marks|
|Equipment Manager||Tom Severance|
|Athletic Therapist||Jeff Andrews|
|Assistant Equipment Manager||John Crawley|
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