Mike Yeo

Mike Yeo headshotMike Yeo

Interim Head Coach

Philadelphia Flyers

Mike Yeo was named the interim head coach of the Flyers on December 6, 2021. He originally joined the organization as an assistant coach on May 6, 2019.

Before coming to Philadelphia, Yeo had most recently been with the St. Louis Blues, where he served as associate coach from June 13, 2016 to February 1, 2017 and as head coach from that date until November 19, 2018. He led the Blues to a 22-8-2 record over the final 32 games of the 2016-17 regular season, finishing third in the Central Division. The Blues defeated the Minnesota Wild in five games in the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs before exiting in a six-game second-round series at the hands of the eventual conference champion Nashville Predators.

Yeo earned his first head coaching job when he was hired to guide the Houston Aeros, the AHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, on June 16, 2010. The Aeros reached the AHL’s Calder Cup Finals in Yeo’s one season behind the bench, after which he was named the head coach of the Wild on June 17, 2011. Yeo became the youngest head coach in the NHL at the time, at the age of 38. Yeo held the position until February 13, 2016; his teams made the playoffs in three of his four full seasons behind the Wild bench, including 98- and 100-point seasons, respectively, in 2013-14 and 2014-15. In 482 games as an NHL head coach, Yeo has a record of 246-181-55.

Yeo began his coaching career as an assistant coach with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, in 1999 and continued in that position after Michel Therrien was hired as the head coach in 2003. Yeo was promoted to Pittsburgh along with Therrien on December 15, 2005 and the pair worked together until Therrien’s departure in February 2009. Yeo remained in his role through the end of the 2009-10 season, winning the Stanley Cup in 2009.

An Ontario native, Yeo was born in Scarborough on and grew up in North Bay. He and his wife Tanya have two children, daughter Braeden and son Kyler.