Both Saturday Sessions
2pm & 7pm
$25 add-on ticket required-includes complimentary cigar to take home and enjoy
Steve Coates is a 39-year veteran of the Flyers broadcast team. He currently serves as the color analyst for Flyers radio broadcasts on 97.5 the Fanatic and 93.3 WMMR.
A former right wing who appeared in five games with the Detroit Red Wings during the 1976-77 season, Coates has filled several roles with the Flyers since retiring as a player in 1980, when he joined Gene Hart in the Flyers radio booth. Coates served as studio host on Flyers telecasts on both WTAF-TV (Channel 29, 1984 through 1986) and WGBS-TV (Channel 57, 1987 through 1991), and then spent six seasons as the color analyst on WIP-AM.
Coates joined the Comcast SportsNet telecast in 1999 and spent 16 seasons as a member of its broadcast team. He first worked in the booth alongside Jim Jackson and Gary Dornhoefer, and in 2006-07 moved to a new rinkside position that is now widely used in the hockey world. In 2014, Coates returned to the Flyers radio broadcast in his current role.
Coates has won two Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards (2000 & 2004) for Best Live Sports Coverage Series, and has also served as the television color commentator for Philadelphia Phantoms and Flyers Cup telecasts during his broadcast career.
Coates played professional hockey for seven different minor league clubs from 1973 through 1980 in addition to his time with the Red Wings in 1976-77. He has also played for the Des Moines Capitals (IHL, 1973-74); Richmond Robins (AHL, 1974-76); Springfield Indians (AHL, 1976-77); Kansas City Red Wings (CHL, 1977-78); Maine Mariners (AHL, 1978); and the Philadelphia/Syracuse Firebirds (AHL, 1978-80). He is a 1973 graduate of Michigan Tech University with a degree in Business Administration.
Steve and his wife, Lynn, reside in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. He has a stepdaughter, Kerrie Lynne, who is a pharmacist living in Galloway, New Jersey, with her husband, Keith.