Bob Ferguson entered his fifth season with the Anaheim Ducks organization and his first as Assistant General Manager of the Norfolk Admirals in 2012-13.
Ferguson had previously spent three seasons as Assistant General Manager of the Ducks' AHL affiliates, the Iowa Chops (2008-09) and Syracuse Crunch (2010-11 – 2011-12), and also spent one season as an amateur/college scout for the Ducks (2009-10).
Ferguson has been involved in professional and amateur hockey as a player, coach or member of management for the past 35 years. Prior to joining the Anaheim organization, Ferguson spent nine years as a head coach in the professional ranks with Indianapolis (IHL, 1995-98), Florida (ECHL, 1998-2001) and Augusta (ECHL, 2005-08). In his nine seasons as a professional coach, Ferguson’s teams never missed the playoffs. He is a two-time winner of the John Brophy Award as ECHL Coach of the Year, winning in 1998-99 and 1999-2000 with the Florida Everblades.
A native of Kingston, Ontario, Ferguson has also spent 17 years as a head coach in the United States Hockey League with Sioux City (1981-90) and Des Moines (1990-95 and 2001-04). He is a three-time Gold Cup winner (U.S. ‘Junior A’ National Champion), five-time USHL Coach of the Year and five-time USHL General Manager of the Year. With 517 career USHL coaching wins, he ranks third all time in league history. During his USHL tenure, he led Sioux City (2) and Des Moines (3) to multiple Clark Cup championships.