Barry Trotz (born July 15, 1962) is the head coach of the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators. He was previously the coach of the American Hockey League's Baltimore Skipjacks and Portland Pirates, with whom he won an AHL championship in 1994. That same year, he won the Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award, which is awarded to the outstanding coach in the AHL as voted upon by the AHL Broadcasters and Writers. Prior to becoming a coach, Trotz played for the WHL's Regina Pats from 1979 to 1982 winning the WHL Championship in 1980. Barry played his final year of junior hockey in his home town of Dauphin, Manitoba, where the Kings won the MJHL title as well as the Anavet Cup. Trotz began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Manitoba in 1984. The following season Trotz became the GM and Head coach for the Dauphin Kings.
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