President/General Manager, hired in 2002
Chris Stewart was the franchise's first Head Coach (2003-04 thru 2007-08), leading the Eagles to two Central Hockey League titles (2005 & 2007) in their first five seasons. As president and general manager, Stewart is also responsible for the day-to-day operations in the Eagles office and all player transactions.
In his five seasons behind the bench, Stewart guided the Eagles to five consecutive playoff berths - winning the Northwest Division each time - and three appearances in the President's Cup Finals. In that time, the Eagles won the Governors' Cup with the best regular season record twice (2004-05 & 2005-06) and the President's Cup as league champions two times as well (2005 & 2007). Colorado produced the best cumulative record (213-77-26) in the CHL during that time and set a CHL expansion-team record with a .711 winning percentage in 2003-04.
Stewart is one of just two coaches in CHL/WPHL history to win the league title with two different teams (he also won with the Huntsville Channel Cats in 1999). He ranks first on the CHL's all-time coaching winning percentage list (.678), and third on the all-time wins list (375), trailing only Scott Muscutt (395) and Doug Sauter (544).
Before coaching at the CHL level, Stewart spent 15 seasons coaching Canadian Junior 'A' hockey where he produced 46 National Hockey League draft picks, coached in six All-Star games and was named Coach of the Year four times.