Tom RoweSan Antonio Rampage Head Coach
Peter Horachek enters his first season as head coach of the San Antonio Rampage and became the eighth head coach in the 12-year history of the franchise when he was named the bench boss on June 25, 2013. Horachek has spent the last nine seasons working for the NHLs Nashville Predators (2003-2013), serving his last two years as an associate head coach and his first seven seasons as an assistant coach. Horachek helped the Predators reach the playoffs and the 40-win plateau in seven of the nine years he was behind the bench. Horachek will take the reins of an American Hockey League club for the second time, as he served as head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals the top affiliate of the Nashville Predators from the 2002-03 season and helped the club win their first playoff series since 1998, alongside Rampage head associate coach Chuck Weber. As a result of his success in Milwaukee, Horachek was promoted to Nashville the following season as an assistant coach, a position he held for seven years (2003-10) before being promoted to associate coach on June 15, 2011.
Prior to his season at the helm in Milwaukee, Horachek helped the Trenton Titans of the ECHL to the Eastern Conference Finals, again with Weber serving as an assistant coach. Horachek also served as the head coach of the Orlando Solar Bears of the IHL for two seasons (1999-2001), amassing an impressive 94-51-0 record as head coach. Horachek helped the team to an IHL Championship after a 12-4-0 run in the Turner Cup Playoffs and was named 2001 IHL Coach of the Year for his efforts. Before being promoted to head coach of the Solar Bears, Horachek served as an assistant coach in Orlando for four seasons (1995-99).
Horachek began his coaching career in the IHL as an assistant coach with the Saginaw Spirit in 1987-88. He spent one year as a player and an assistant coach with the Flint Spirits (1988-89) before becoming the head coach and director of hockey operations for the Nashville Knights of the ECHL (1990-91). Horachek then spent two seasons at the helm of the St. Thomas Wildcats (1991-93) and Flint Generals (1993-95) before becoming the assistant coach in Orlando.
As a player, Horachek held the title of team captain in four of his five seasons with the Saginaw/Flint Generals and won a Turner Cup Championship in 1984. He started his playing career with the AHLs Rochester Americans, playing in parts of four seasons (1979-83) with the club. He tallied 188 goals and 238 assists in 545 professional games throughout his career.