Head Coach & General Manager
Drake Berehowsky was named the fourth head coach in Solar Bears history on Nov. 14, 2016, after previously serving as the team’s head coach during the Out of Hibernation 2012-13 season, in which he guided the club to a 20-11-1-4 record on home ice.
The native of Toronto, Ontario had been the associate coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves since 2015 and from 2013-15 he had been the head coach of the Western Hockey League’s Lethbridge Hurricanes.
Prior to his first stint with Orlando, Berehowsky was the assistant coach of the American Hockey League’s Peoria Rivermen from 2009-12.
Berehowsky enjoyed a 549-game career in the NHL from 1990-2004 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Vancouver Canucks and Phoenix Coyotes. Known for his rugged play as a defenseman, Berehowsky amassed 149 points (37g-112a) and 848 penalty minutes in the NHL. Berehowsky was a first-round selection of the Maple Leafs (#10 overall) in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.
Drake and his wife Lori have six children – Duke, Dawson, Dalton, Dylan, Daniel and Diesel.
Associate Head Coach
John Snowden enters his first season as the associate head coach and third overall as part of the coaching staff of the Orlando Solar Bears, after being elevated to his current position prior to the start of the 2017-18 season.
Snowden was named to the assistant coach position on August 5, 2015.
A native of Snohomish, Wash., Snowden completed an 11-year professional playing career in 2013-14 with the Allen Americans and St. Charles Chill of the Central Hockey League. In his career, Snowden appeared in 305 ECHL games with the Texas Wildcatters, Greenville Grrrowl, Reading Royals and Idaho Steelheads, recording 210 points (106g-104a) and 288 penalty minutes.