Assistant Coach 

Nachbaur joins the Heat ahead of the 2021-22 season for his third AHL coaching stint, previously serving as head coach of the Binghamton Senators in 2009-10 and as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Phantoms in 2000-01 and 2001-02. The Kitimat, British Columbia native most recently split the 2020-21 campaign between head coaching duties with SC Bern in Switzerland and an associate coach role with the WHL’s Tri-City Americans.

In his 26-year coaching career, Nachbaur has accumulated 20 seasons of WHL experience, three campaigns in the AHL, two behind an NHL bench as an assistant with the Los Angeles Kings (2017-18 and 2018-19) and one with HKM Zvolen in Slovakia. He won the WHL’s Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy, awarded to the league’s coach of the year, in 2010-11 and had a role with Canadian national junior teams at the 2011-12 U-18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and 2012-13 World Junior Championship.