Name Current /Last position Age Definitely Available Years coaching Years NHL coaching Years head coaching Comments
Jeff Blashill AHL Grand Rapid Griffins head coach 41 With Babcock hired by TML, nope 16 1 6 May be the heir apparent if Babcock does not return to Detroit
Dan Bylsma former NHL Pittsburgh Penguins head coach 44 Yes 10 7 6
Randy Carlyle former NHL Toronto Maple Leafs head coach. 59 Yes 19 13 16 Sharks received permission to talk to him. Interviewed week of May 17.
Mike Babcock NHL Detroit Redwings head coach 52 Yes
Nope. Hired by Toronto
23 12 23 Contract expires 6/30/15. At the top of every team-without-a-headcoach'ls list. 5/8: Given permission to talk to other NHL teams. (Thinking that means he won't be back with Detroit next season.) Appears to be looking for "winning" team (rather than a rebuilding team, like Buffalo or Toronto, etc.). Plans on making decision on future by 5/25.
Peter DeBoer former NHL New Jersey Devils head coach 46 Yes 21 7 20 Report from Dreger that Edmonton and Sharks have talked to him. And came back for 2nd interview week of May 17.
Kevin Dineen NHL Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach 51 10 4 9
Guy Boucher SC Bern of the Swiss National League A head coach 43 Yes 11 3 9 Reports that NHL team has approached him.
Dean Evason AHL Milwaukee head coach 50 16 7 9 original Shark player
Greg Gilbert OHL Saginaw Spirit head coach 53 19 3 19
Tony Granato NHL Detroit Red Wings assistant coach 50 12 3 12 former Shark player
Travis Green AHL Utica Comets head coach 44 4 0 3
Benoit Groulx QMJHL Gatineau Olympiques head coach 47 15 0 14 Hockey Canada World Juniors head coach
Mike Haviland NCAA Colorado College head coach 47 16 4 9 Just started rebuilding project at college level. May have the determination/loyalty to "see it through" rather than walk for a "more prestigous" HC job in NHL.
Ken Hitchcock NHL St Louis head coach 63 No 29 21 26

Contract expires 6/30/15. 4/28 - currently considering options going forward. (Could decide to retire) He's a candidate that might be more a 3+ year coach for the Sharks rather than the 5-7 years the Sharks have said they're looking for.

5/26 - signs one year extension

Claude Julien NHL Boston Bruins head coach 55 15 12 15

(with change of GM, could be out)

6/4 - new GM retains him for 2015-16

Mike Kitchen NHL Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach 59 25 24 24
Dave Lowry WHL Victoria Royales head coach 50 10 3 3 former Shark player
Paul MacLean former NHL Ottawa Senators head coach 57 Yes 21 13 12
Adam Oates co-coach NHL New Jersey Devils 52 6 6 3 New GM could mean change of coach. Said to be talking with Sharks 5/20.
Dave Quinn NCAA Boston University 48 15 1 4 5/25 - Friedman reports Sharks have interest.
Luke Richardson AHL Binghamton Senators head coach 46 6 3 3
Joe Sacco NHL Boston Bruins assistant coach 46 10 6 6 (with change of GM, could be out)
John Stevens NHL Los Angeles Kings associate coach 48 17 9 11 Has Lombardi forgiven the Sharks for firing him and willing to let a division rival take a coach?
Mike Sullivan Former NHL Vancouver Assistant 47 Yes 9 9 3 former Shark player
Dave Tippett NHL Arizona Coyotes head coach 53 19 15 16 (under contract for 3 more seasons). But Sharks would be interested if he became available (although he might have more of a connection to STL if Hitchcock should leave).
John Tortorella former NHL Vancouver Canucks head coach 56 Yes 26 21 16 Wants to get back to being head coach; in hindsight believes he should have taken a year off after being fired from NYR rather than take another job immediately.
Trent Yawney NHL Anaheim Ducks assistant coach 49 15 7 10 Former Shark assistant coach
Rob Zettler AHL Syracuse Crunch head coach 47 12 9 3 Former Shark, Shark assistant coach. Name has popped up in media reports.