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Rob Dimaio - General Manager

Bob Ferguson - Assistant General Manager

Bob Ferguson enters his 15th season with the Anaheim Ducks organization and eighth in the  

San Diego Gulls Hockey Operations department. Ferguson is a hockey lifer, having been involved in either professional or amateur hockey for the past 42 years, either as a player, coach or member of a front office.  
 
In his seven seasons with the Gulls, Ferguson helped build teams that have a combined 238-164-26-15 record to lead the Pacific Division in all-time wins, points (515) and points percentage (.584%, min. three seasons) since the division’s inception in 2015. The Gulls are the only Pacific Division club to finish among the top four teams in five of the division’s seven AHL seasons. Ferguson has also led San Diego to four Calder Cup Playoffs appearances, including the club’s first appearance in the Western Conference Finals in 2019.  
 
The Gulls (three times), Toronto Marlies (four times), Charlotte Checkers (three times), Chicago Wolves (three times) and Hershey Bears (three times) are the only AHL teams to advance to the Division Finals on three-or-more occasions since the inception of the current division format in 2015. Under Ferguson, San Diego owns the most playoff wins (18) and is tied for the most series wins (4) among Pacific Division teams. 
 
Under Ferguson, San Diego completed the 2021-22 season with a 28-33-4-3 record for 63 points and finished seventh in the Pacific Division, earning the club’s fourth Calder Cup Playoffs berth. In 2020-21, San Diego finished with a 26-17-1-0 record for 53 points and finished third in the Pacific Division based on points percentage (.602%), earning a spot in the Pacific Division Playoffs. In 2019-20, the Gulls posted a 30-19-6-2 record for 68 points and tied for third in the Pacific Division, sixth in the Western Conference, before the COVID-19 pandemic ended the season in March. The 2018-19 club compiled a 36-24-5-3 record for 80 points and third in the Pacific Division, while also representing the division in the Western Conference Finals for the first time. San Diego defeated San Jose (four games) and Bakersfield (six games), before falling to Chicago in six games. 
 
The 2016-17 club went 43-20-3-2 for 91 points, second in the Western Conference and third in the AHL, while defeating Ontario in the first round of the postseason before falling in the Pacific Division Finals to San Jose (five games). The Gulls were named winners of the 2016-17 President’s Award as the AHL Team of the Year, given to an AHL organization for overall excellence as voted on by AHL team presidents. In the club’s inaugural season in 2015-16, the team finished with a 39-23-4-2 record for 84 points, earning second place in the Pacific Division and the club’s first berth in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Under Ferguson’s guidance, San Diego won its first-ever playoff series over the Texas Stars, 3-1, prior to falling to Ontario in the second round (five games).  
 
Ferguson was the Assistant General Manager of the Norfolk Admirals for the previous three seasons (2012-2015) and prior to that manned the same position for the Ducks’ prior AHL affiliates, the Syracuse Crunch (2010-12) and Iowa Chops (2008-09). He also spent one season as a college/amateur scout for the Ducks in 2009-10.  
 
Before joining the Ducks organization, Ferguson spent 26 seasons on the bench as a head coach in the professional and junior ranks. He had head coaching stints with Augusta (ECHL, 2005-08), Florida (ECHL, 1998-2001) and Indianapolis (IHL, 1995-98). In his nine seasons as a professional head coach, Ferguson’s teams never missed the playoffs. He is a two-time John Brophy Award winner as ECHL Coach of the Year, winning the honor in consecutive seasons with the Florida Everblades in 1998-99 and 1999-2000. 
 
A native of Kingston, Ontario, Ferguson’s illustrious 17-year career as a head coach in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with Sioux City (1981-90) and Des Moines (1990-95, 2001-04) garnered 517 career wins, the third-most in league history. Ferguson guided Sioux City to a pair of Clark Cup championships and won three Clark Cups with Des Moines. 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. 
 
Bob and his wife, Lisa, have two children: Brett and Kaylee. Brett and his wife, Amanda, have the family’s three grandchildren: Caleb, Aidan and Reid. The family resides in San Diego. 

Jillian Reddin - Director, Hockey Operations

Jillian Reddin, daughter of Susan and Henry Samueli, enters her 14th season with the Anaheim Ducks organization, her eighth with the San Diego Gulls. Primarily responsible for player contracts, transactions, immigration, travel and the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Reddin regularly coordinates with the Anaheim Ducks Hockey Operations department. She is also an Alternate Governor for the AHL Board of Governors. 
 
Reddin previously spent three seasons in the same role with the Norfolk Admirals (2012-14) and two with the Syracuse Crunch (2010-12). Prior to her stint with Anaheim’s AHL affiliates, Reddin spent a year in the Ducks front office. 
 
A native of Newport Beach, Calif., Reddin received a degree in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (Los Angeles). 
 
Jillian and her husband, Colin, reside in Encinitas.

Jeff Goduti - Team Services Manager

Jeff Goduti enters his eighth season as Team Services Manager with the San Diego Gulls and 11th with the Anaheim Ducks primary AHL affiliate. An inaugural member of the AHL Gulls, Goduti is responsible for all hockey club travel arrangements with airline, bus and hotel companies, overseeing the team’s season calendar, player ticket allotment and meals. In addition, Goduti also assists with training camp, player and staff travel needs, and coordinates special events. 

 

Prior to joining San Diego, Goduti spent eight seasons with the Norfolk Admirals (2007-15) as Hockey Operations Assistant and Business Manager. Goduti was part of the hockey operations staff during Norfolk's Calder Cup championship in 2012. 

 

A native of Newport News, Va., Goduti earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Radford University while playing club hockey for the Highlanders. 

Roy Sommer - Head Coach

Roy Sommer enters his first season as head coach of the San Diego Gulls, becoming the fourth head coach in Gulls AHL history. 

Named to his current position on July 12, 2022, Sommer joins the Gulls as the AHL’s all-time leader in wins (808) and games coached (1,742) after spending the last 26 consecutive seasons as a coach in the San Jose Sharks organization. Sommer collected an 808-721-48-168 (W-L-T-OTL/SOL) record as head coach with San Jose’s primary affiliates in Kentucky (1998-01), Cleveland (2001-06), Worcester (2006-15) and San Jose (2015-22). He served as associate coach for the Sharks for part of the 2019-20 NHL season, before rejoining the Barracuda as head coach prior to the 2020-21 AHL season. He was also an assistant coach with the Sharks from 1996-98.

A native of Oakland, Calif., Sommer helped guide the Barracuda to five Calder Cup Playoff appearances in seven seasons following the AHL Pacific Division’s creation in 2015. He was named the AHL Coach of the Year in 2016-17 (A.R. Pieri Memorial Award) after leading the Barracuda to a 43-16-9 record and an appearance in the Western Conference Final. Throughout his coaching career, Sommer helped develop more than 150 players from the AHL to the NHL, including Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, Timo Meier, Dan Boyle, Mikka Kiprusoff, Evgeni Nabokov and Jonathan Cheechoo.

As a head coach in the ECHL, Sommer compiled a 176-124-34 record in five seasons. He led the Richmond Renegades to a Kelly Cup Championship in 1995 and was named the ECHL Coach of the Year (John Brophy Award) in 1995-96 after leading the club to the top record (46-11-13) and a league-record 105 points.

Selected by Toronto in the sixth round (101st overall) of the 1977 NHL Draft, Sommer appeared in 741 professional games in the NHL, AHL, International Hockey League, Central Hockey League and West Coast Hockey League. He scored a goal in his NHL debut with Edmonton as a teammate of Wayne Gretzky in 1981. Sommer won a Calder Cup championship with the Maine Mariners in 1984 and helped lead Muskegon to an IHL Turner Cup championship in 1985-86. He also represented Team USA at the World Junior Championships in 1976-77 while playing junior hockey for the Calgary Centennials of the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL). He helped the Spruce Grove Mets to a Centennial Cup as Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) champions in 1975.

Jason Clarke - Assistant Coach

Jason Clarke enters his first season as Assistant Coach for the Gulls. Clarke joins the Anaheim Ducks organization after splitting the 2021-22 season between the Shawinigan Cataractes and Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), serving as head coach for the Titan for the majority of the season. Clarke guided Acadie-Bathurst to a 40-22-3-3 record, finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference and third in the Maritimes Division.

A native of Carleton Place, Ontario, Clarke was the head coach and general manager of the Carleton Place Canadians of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) from 2009-21 and led the club to four consecutive Art Bogart Cups as CCHL champions from 2014-2017 and three Fred Page Cups as Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) tournament champions from 2014-16 to earn berths into the Canadian Junior A national championship. He was also named CCHL Coach of the Year three times (2014, 2015, 2020), CCHL General Manager of Year three times (2017, 2018, 2020) and to the CCHL First All-Star Team in 2020. 

Clarke began his coaching career as head coach for the Ottawa Jr. Senators for three seasons (2002-05) before joining the Carleton Place Kings of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League (EOJHL) as head coach from 2006-09.

Kris Sparre - Assistant Coach

Kris Sparre begins his first season as Assistant Coach for the Gulls. Sparre joins the Anaheim Ducks organization after serving as associate coach for the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 2021-22, helping the club to a franchise best 42-21-1-4 record and their first Western Conference Finals appearance.

Prior to joining Flint, Sparre was an assistant coach for Salzburg of the Champions Hockey League (ICEHL) from 2019-21, assisting the club to a 43-23-11 record and a berth in the ICEHL semifinals in 2021. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the OHL’s Niagara IceDogs from 2016-19, helping guide the club to postseason appearances in each of his three seasons behind the bench. With Sparre on staff, the IceDogs posted a combined record of 102-75-20-7 and won the Emms Trophy as Central Division champions in 2019. 

A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Sparre played nine professional seasons from 2008-16. He earned 32-43=75 points and 187 penalty minutes (PIM) in 257 DEL games with Iserlohn, Ingolstadt, Berlin and Dusseldorfer. Sparre also appeared in 65 ECHL games with the Idaho Steelheads and Columbia Inferno, collecting 17-22=39 points with a +6 rating and 105 PIM.

Jeff Glass - Goaltending Coach

Lucas Hurtt - Video Coordinator

Lucas Hurtt begins his first season as Video Coordinator with the San Diego Gulls. Hurtt joins the organization after serving as Assistant Video Coach for the New Jersey Devils for two seasons from 2021-22. 

A native of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Hurtt served in various hockey operations roles with Boston College men’s ice hockey (Hockey East) from 2015-2020 and helped the Eagles to Hockey East Regular Season Championships in 2018 and 2020. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English and a master’s degree in Sports Administration from Boston College.

Joey Guilmet - Head Equipment Manager

Joey Guilmet is in his fifth season as Head Equipment Manager of the Gulls and his ninth season in the Anaheim Ducks organization. A native of Ocean Beach, Calif., Guilmet has 20-plus years of experience between the NHL and AHL. He most recently spent two seasons as equipment manager for Arizona State University’s men’s ice hockey program. He was named to ASU’s staff prior to their inaugural NCAA Division I season in 2015-16.

Guilmet spent four seasons working as the equipment manager for Anaheim’s primary AHL affiliate with the Norfolk Admirals (2012-15) and Syracuse Crunch (2011-12). He spent 12 seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers in the NHL (2000-2011) and nine seasons in the International Hockey League, splitting time with the Orlando Solar Bears (1995-99) and San Diego Gulls (1991-95). Additionally, Guilmet was an equipment manager at the 2007 NHL All-Star Game and the 1992 MLB All-Star Game.

Guilmet has represented Team USA on five occasions, serving as part of the staff at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games as well as three IIHF Men’s World Championships (2001, 2008, 2009). He was the equipment manager for Team USA’s gold medal team at the 2017 World Junior Championships.

Guilmet received a degree from Mesa College in San Diego, and Gwinnett Tech in Duluth, Ga. He earned his certification in the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) in 1995. Additionally, he conducted a workshop demonstrating equipment repair for professional and college equipment managers at the 2006 AEMA Meetings and also hosted a workshop on carbon fiber/kydex skate guard protection at the 2008 Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers Meeting. Guilmet is currently working on his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership at Arizona State University.

Joey, his wife Michele, their son Oliver and daughter June, reside in Ocean Beach.

Ryan Kelsey - Assistant Equipment Manager

Ryan Ledwon - Head Athletic Trainer

Ryan Ledwon enters his second season as Head Athletic Trainer for the San Diego Gulls after serving as the team’s Assistant Athletic Trainer the previous three seasons. Ledwon oversees injury prevention and injury rehabilitation, while working closely with team physicians and strength and conditioning coaches to ensure the safety and well-being of the club’s players.

 

Ledwon joined San Diego following two seasons with the National Hockey League Department of Player Health Management from 2016-18 and previously served as the Head Athletic Trainer with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL (2015-16).

 

A native of Chicago, Ledwon earned a master’s degree in Athletic Training from Western Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Illinois State University.

 

Ryan resides in Allied Gardens.

Jason McGee - Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jason McGee begins his first season as Assistant Athletic Trainer for the San Diego Gulls after serving as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Vermilion County Bobcats of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) during the 2021-22 season. McGee joined the Bobcats following the 2021 football season where he worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer for the University of Louisiana’s Ragin Cajun football team.  

McGee earned a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from Ohio State University and a master’s degree in Nutrition from Lamar University, where he served as Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer (2019-2021) for the university’s football team. McGee spent time in various athletic training roles with the Palm Springs Collegiate Baseball League (2020), the XFL’s Seattle Dragons (2020), Major League Lacrosse’s (MLL) Ohio Machine (2018), and Ohio State football and men’s and women's hockey teams (2016-19). 

A native of Gaithersburg, Md., McGee is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Jason now resides in San Diego.

Drew Smith - Physical Therapist

Drew Smith begins his first season as Physical Therapist for the San Diego Gulls, having worked with a variety of high school, college and professional athletes in hockey and other sports. Smith has practiced with numerous organizations, including the University of Southern California, X Games, Van's BMX and Mountain Biking, Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), Amerigol LatAm Cup International Hockey, and International Tennis Federation (ITF), among others.

Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and a doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami. Smith is a Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

A Wilmington, Del. native, Smith now resides in San Diego.

Caylin Relkoff - Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Caylin Relkoff enters his second season as the Gulls’ Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, working with the team and coaches to ensure the overall fitness, strength and conditioning, nutrition and supplementation programs of the club’s players. 

Relkoff previously spent seven years with Crash Conditioning (2014-2021) in Calgary, Alberta as their Senior Performance Coach and Head of Hockey Development. He also served as the Strength and Conditioning and Sports Science Intern for the Calgary Flames during the 2019-20 NHL season. 

Relkoff, a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), earned a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Calgary and a bachelor’s degree in Human Performance and Health Promotion from Morrisville State College while playing NCAA Division III hockey for the Mustangs. 

A native of Grand Forks, British Columbia, Relkoff now resides in San Diego.

Colin Reddin - Strength and Conditioning

An original member of the AHL Gulls, Colin Reddin enters his eighth season with the San Diego Gulls, working with Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Caylin Relkoff to ensure the overall fitness, strength and conditioning, nutrition, and supplementation programs of the club’s players.

Reddin earned both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Science & Kinesiology from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota.   

Reddin played professional hockey from 2011-13 with stints in the ECHL (Evansville, San Francisco, and Las Vegas). He also appeared in 73 career Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) games with Huntsville and Mississippi. Reddin also played five seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL), beginning with Portland (2008-2009), Prince Albert (2009-10) and Regina (2010-11). He began his hockey career with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (USNTDP) in 2007-08. 

A native of Newport Beach, Calif., Reddin and his wife Jillian reside in Encinitas.

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