Pat Bingham entered the 2010-11 season as assistant coach and was promoted to head coach on November 15, 2010.
This marks Bingham’s first stint as a head coach in the American Hockey League. The Vancouver, BC native joined the Islanders organization in 2005 as an assistant coach of the Sound Tigers. Bingham became head coach of the Fort Wayne Komets of the United Hockey League for the following season, then returned to the Sound Tigers where he has been an assistant coach since the 2007-08 season.
Bingham has previous head coaching experience in the Central Hockey League, United Hockey League, and East Coast Hockey League. In his six combined seasons as a head coach, Bingham has lead each of those teams to a winning record, including a 51-17-4 mark with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL during the 2003-04 campaign where he won the ECHL Coach of the Year award. His coaching career has included stints with the Huntsville Channel Cats from 1998-00 in the Central Hockey League, the Asheville Smoke from 2000-01 in the United Hockey League and the Adirondack IceHawks from 2002-03, also of the United Hockey League. Over that six-season span, Bingham compiled an impressive 266-144-30 overall record.
Bingham finished a pro playing career in 1996 that included time in the ECHL, AHL, Colonial Hockey League and the Southern Hockey League.