1. Home
  2. News
  3. Komets hire Jesse Kallechy as head coach

Komets hire Jesse Kallechy as head coach

Wednesday, June 21st
Komets hire Jesse Kallechy as head coach

Fort Wayne, IN – The Komets have announced that they have hired Jesse Kallechy as the 30th head coach in franchise history. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. 

Kallechy, 33, (cahl-ick-ee) has spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with Florida, helping the Everblades capture back-to-back Kelly Cup Championships. The Sherwood Park, Alberta, native began coaching in 2015 as an assistant coach with Huntsville of the SPHL. After winning a championship with the Havoc in 2018, Kallechy took his first head coaching position with the SPHL’s Fayetteville Marksmen, posting a record of 56-29-17 over two seasons. He was named Coach of the Year after the shortened 2019-20 season. 

“I am honored to be here in Fort Wayne. It’s a great organization with a great history, and I can’t wait to get started,” said Kallechy.

Before coaching, Kallechy was a goaltender for four different SPHL teams from 2011-2015.

“The Fort Wayne Komets are very pleased to name Jesse Kallechy our new head coach. Jesse is a winner. He is young and hungry and loves to recruit teams. We are looking forward to a great run with Jesse and hope the community welcomes him with open arms,” said Komet president Michael Franke. 

Kallechy replaces Ben Boudreau, whose contract was not renewed after four seasons. The first day players can sign ECHL contracts is Friday, June 23.

“We’re excited to welcome Jesse and his wife to Komet Land. Jesse has an outstanding track record as a head and assistant coach. He has worked under one of the best coaches in the ECHL, Brad Ralph, the past two seasons, winning back-to-back Kelly Cups, and we hope he can bring his winning ways to Fort Wayne,” said general manager David Franke.

Season tickets are on sale now for the 2023-24 season. For more information, visit Komets.com or call 260-483-0011.

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Cincinnati Cyclones
Fort Wayne Komets
Friday, October 25th
Cincinnati Cyclones @ Fort Wayne Komets
Puck Drops:
7:35 PM EDT
Memorial Coliseum
Cincinnati Cyclones
CIN Cincinnati Cyclones
at
Fort Wayne Komets
FW Fort Wayne Komets
Memorial Coliseum
Kalamazoo Wings
Fort Wayne Komets
Saturday, October 26th
Kalamazoo Wings @ Fort Wayne Komets
Puck Drops:
7:35 PM EDT
Memorial Coliseum
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
at
Fort Wayne Komets
FW Fort Wayne Komets
Memorial Coliseum
Kalamazoo Wings
Fort Wayne Komets
Saturday, November 9th
Kalamazoo Wings @ Fort Wayne Komets
Puck Drops:
7:35 PM EST
Memorial Coliseum
Kalamazoo Wings
KAL Kalamazoo Wings
at
Fort Wayne Komets
FW Fort Wayne Komets
Memorial Coliseum

Latest News

More News
Kelly Cup Champ Anthony Petruzzelli Returns to Komets
Kelly Cup Champ Anthony Petruzzelli Returns to Komets
Flash Gorniak returning to Fort Wayne
Flash Gorniak returning to Fort Wayne
Ganske, Haš return to Komet blue line
Ganske, Haš return to Komet blue line

Get Hockey Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about news and upcoming games!