Ryan Warsofsky enters his second season as Chicago Wolves head coach after leading the team to the 2021 Central Division title.
The 33-year-old North Marshfield, Massachusetts, native ranks as the American Hockey League’s youngest head coach and launched his coaching career in 2012 at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts.
After one season as a Curry assistant, Warsofsky became an assistant coach for the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays working with current Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Spencer Carbery. After three years as an assistant, Warsofsky was promoted to head coach and led South Carolina to the Kelly Cup Finals in his first year.
Warsofsky posted an 88-44-10-2 record (.653) in two seasons at South Carolina before joining the Charlotte Checkers prior to the 2018-19 season. Serving as an assistant for Mike Vellucci, Warsofsky helped lead the Checkers to the 2019 Calder Cup championship.
Upon Vellucci’s departure for the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton squad, Warsofsky became Charlotte’s head coach on July 10, 2019, and directed the Checkers to a 34-22-5-0 mark (.598) during the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season.
Warsofsky hails from a hockey-oriented family as he and his three brothers — Adam, Jarod and David — all played collegiately or professionally. David appeared in 55 NHL games from 2014-18 and spent most of the 2021 season with the Wolves.
Ryan split his college years between Sacred Heart University and Curry College before enjoying a brief run as a pro defenseman for the Turnhout White Caps (Belgium), Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (Central Hockey League) and Cape Cod Bluefins (Federal Hockey League).