Gary Agnew (born May 24, 1960 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is an ice hockey coach who is currently an assistant coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. He has a Master's Degree in coaching from the University of Western Ontario.

As a player, Agnew played four years for the University of New Brunswick and then for the Fredericton Express of the American Hockey League and the Milwaukee Admirals of the International Hockey League.

In 1990 Agnew took over the head coaching job of the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. He won the Matt Leyden Trophy as Coach of the Year in 1992–93. In 1994–95 Agnew took over the coaching job of the Kingston Frontenacs and led them to what remains their only division title in 1994–95. He moved back to the Knights from 1997 to 2000 and won another Matt Leyden Trophy in 1997–98. From 2000–2006 he assumed the reins of the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. In 2006 he graduated to become the assistant coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

With the November 13, 2006 firing of Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Gerard Gallant, Agnew was named interim head coach. On November 22, Ken Hitchcock was named the new head coach. Agnew led the team in that evening's game, with Hitchcock set to take over the following day. Agnew's record as interim head coach was 0–4–1.

Coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
LDN1990–91 6638253-793rd in EmmsLost in First Round
LDN1991–92 6637254-783rd in EmmsLost in Second Round
LDN1992–93 6632277-713rd in EmmsLost in First Round
LDN1993–94 6632304-685th in EmmsLost in First Round
KGN1994–95 6640197-871st in EasternLost in Second Round
KGN1995–96 6629316-645th in EasternLost in First Round
KGN1996–97 6625356-564th in EasternLost in First Round
LDN1997–98 6640215-851st in WesternLost in Third Round
LDN1998–99 6834304-723rd in WestLost in OHL Finals
LDN1999–00 68223673545th in WestMissed Playoffs
SYR2000–01 803330125833rd in Mid-AtlanticLost in First Round
SYR2001–02 803923135961st in CentralLost in Second Round
SYR2002–03 80274184664th in CentralMissed Playoffs
SYR2003–04 803825107932nd in NorthLost in First Round
SYR2004–05 803633-11835th in NorthMissed Playoffs
SYR2005–06 804725-81022nd in NorthLost in First Round
CBJ2006–07 504-1(73)4th in CentralInterim Coach

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Preceded by
Wayne Maxner
Head Coaches of the London Knights
Succeeded by
Mike Fedorko
Preceded by
Dave Allison
Head Coaches of the Kingston Frontenacs
Succeeded by
Larry Mavety
Preceded by
Paul McIntosh
Head Coaches of the London Knights
Succeeded by
Lindsay Hofford
Preceded by
Stan Smyl
Head Coaches of the Syracuse Crunch
Succeeded by
Ross Yates
Preceded by
Gerard Gallant
Head Coaches of the Columbus Blue Jackets
2006 (interim)
Succeeded by
Ken Hitchcock

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