Gary Rost - Head Coach
Erie Community College head coach Gary Rost was named the 2011 NJCAA national ice hockey coach of the year after guiding the Kats to their first NJCAA national title. Rost returned behind the bench in 2007-08 after previously serving as interim head coach from 2001 to 2003.
In his six seasons as head coach, the Kats have appeared three times in the NJCAA national championship game.
He is the past president of the NJCAA Ice Hockey Coaches Association and is the most senior member of the ECC Athletic Department, serving over 30 years on the hockey staff and with the school.
In 2009, Rost was named the Region 3 Coach of the Year and the Buffalo Fans Award Network College Coach of the Year.