Chuck WeberSan Antonio Rampage Director of Hockey Operations | Associate Coach
Chuck Weber enters his third season as a member of the San Antonio Rampage coaching staff and his first season in his expanded role of director of hockey operations and associate head coach. Weber served as head coach of the Rampage for two seasons (2011-13) and owned a 70-68-5-9 record at the helm of the Silver and Black. Weber also earned his milestone 100th career AHL victory in the Rampages 4-1 win over Grand Rapids on March 28. Weber led the Rampage to a 41-30-3-2 record and their third playoff berth in franchise history during the 2011-12 season. San Antonio also won their first-ever playoff series under Weber in his first year at the helm. Weber was named the head coach of the Florida Panthers AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans, on July 27, 2010 after guiding the ECHLs Cincinnati Cyclones to their second Kelly Cup championship in three years.
Weber, 40, joined the Rampage following one season with the Amerks, as the Panthers switched affiliation from Rochester to San Antonio following the 2010-11 season. Prior to his first head coaching position in the AHL, Weber served as the vice president of hockey operations and head coach of the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL) from 2006-10. The Lockport, N.Y. native led his club to the ECHL conference finals in three of his four years at the helm, capturing the ECHL Kelly Cup title in 2008 and 2010. With the victory to secure the 2010 Kelly Cup, Weber won his 45th career Kelly Cup playoff game. He passed former Alaska Aces coach (and current Los Angeles Kings assistant coach) Davis Payne for most playoff wins by a coach in any four-year period in ECHL history. Weber was named ECHL Coach of the Year in 2007-08 and finished second in voting in 2006-07. Prior to joining the Cyclones, Weber served as an assistant coach and assistant director of hockey operations with the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL).
Weber began his coaching career during the 1999-2000 season as an assistant with the Orlando Solar Bears (IHL). In just his second season (2000-01) as an assistant coach to new Rampage head coach Peter Horachek, he was part of the Turner Cup championship team. The following year (2001-02), Weber was the assistant coach with Trenton (ECHL), again with Horachek at the helm, and the Titans posted the ECHLs second-best record (46-16-10). In 2002-03, Weber and Horcheck teamed up for a third-straight season, this time with the Milwaukee Admirals, and helped direct the team to a 32-27-14-7 record and a playoff berth.
Weber, a 1995 graduate of the University of Albany, majored in communications and had minors in athletic training and business. He was also a member of the Great Danes hockey program and captained the team during his junior and senior seasons.