Tim Branham was named Head Coach/General Manager of Utah on July 8, 2013. He has compiled a record of 178-136-45 over five seasons, leading the Grizzlies to four playoff appearances. Shortly after being named the Grizzlies Head Coach, Branham announced an affiliation agreement with the NHL's Anaheim Ducks. The two teams announced a multi-year extension to the current affiliation on February 19, 2016. Grizzlies players have made over 250 public appearances in the community the last four seasons: at local youth hockey practice, elementary schools, hospitals and more. Branham, 36, joined the Grizzlies from the Reading Royals, where he spent four seasons as an assistant coach from 2009-2013. During his time with the Royals, the team went 143-89-23 in the regular season and captured the 2013 Kelly Cup title. In addition, during his tenure as the Royals Assistant Coach, Reading won seven playoff series, two division titles and was second in the ECHL in wins during the four-year period. Since 2003, Branham has owned and operated Branham Hockey Camps in Wisconsin. The school, for youth hockey players, has multiple locations in the Midwest. A native of Eagle River, Wisconsin, Branham played 284 professional games in the ECHL and AHL during his playing career from 2002-2010. A defenseman, he was selected in the third round by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.