Mike Yeo Biography – Former Philadelphia Flyers Head Coach

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The Philadelphia Flyers former head coach, Mike Yeo also played professionally for several years. Image Source: Tanya Yeo's Instagram.

  • Birth DateJuly 31, 1973
  • Birth Name Michael Yeo
  • Age 49
  • Height 6' 1"
  • Weight 190 lbs
  • Father's Name Wayne Yeo
  • Mother's Name Barbara Yeo
  • Birth Place Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
  • Birth Sign Leo
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Profession Ice Hockey Head Coach
  • Partner Tanya Yeo
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Eye Color Hazel
  • Children Braeden Yeo, Kyler Yeo
  • Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nipissing8/
  • Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Yeo

Like field hockey, ice hockey has become one of the most popular sports worldwide. Not only players but coaches too have made a good name for themselves, all thanks to the sport. Mike Yeo is one of the familiar names on the coaches’ list.

The former head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, Mike has served several teams in his professional career. He has gained significant fame and fortune but has only revealed a few facts about himself in the media. So, to know more about the coach, stick with us till the end.

Grew Up With Two Siblings

The former Flyers head coach was born Michael Yeo on July 31, 1973, to Barbara Yeo and Wayne Yeo. He grew up in Scarborough, Ontario, with his two siblings, Karen Caciagli Rocha and Paul Yeo. Furthermore, Mike Yeo’s parents, brother, and sister are extremely supportive of his career. Also, his father worked as an inspector for an insurance company, while his mother taught her whole life.


The coach’s childhood and even youth revolved around hockey. He played pickup games for hours with his friends, and even when they went home, he kept skating. During summer, Yeo used to battle with his brother in street hockey. The former’s hard work and determination helped him reach the maximum height of success.

Talking about his educational background, he attended Widdifield Secondary School.

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Mike Yeo Net Worth And Career

In several years of his professional career as an ice hockey coach, Mike’s income must be notable. As it is primarily based on his salary, we can assume that Mike Yeo’s net worth is a significant amount.

Yeo made his ice hockey debut as a player in 1989 in North Bay Trappers. After spending a season there, he played for different teams such as Sudbury Wolves for four seasons, Houston Aeros for five, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for a season. Unfortunately, a severe knee injury resulted in the end of his playing career.

Although Mike’s playing days were over, he continued to be involved in the sport as an assistant to then-head coach Glenn Patrick in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He served the team for five years from 2001 to 2005. Then, he worked with Pittsburgh Penguins from 2006 to 2010. Yeo’s first head coaching job was at Houston Aeros of AHL. After a season there, he moved to be a head coach of the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues.

In 2019, Philadelphia Flyers hired Mike as an assistant coach and, in 2021, named him the interim head coach after Alain Vigneault was fired. Unfortunately, after the 2021-22 season ended, he was also fired. Now, take a look at a few of Wayne Yeo’s coaching records.

Season Team League GP PTS Finish
2012-13 Minnesota Wild NHL 48 55 2nd
2015-16 Minnesota Wild NHL 55 56 5th
2017-18 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 94 5th
2021-22 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 60 41 8th

Table Source: Hockey Reference

In his coaching career, the Ontario-born coach signed different contracts with several teams. Also, an ice hockey head coach earns $51,727 annually, and an assistant coach makes around $43,808 yearly. So, Mike Yeo’s salary must have been notable during his tenure with various NHL teams.

Thus, looking at his income source, Mike Yeo’s net worth can be considered to be a substantial sum.

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Over Two Decades Of Conjugal Life

Only lucky are those people who get to enjoy a blissful marital life and successful professional career. The former Minnesota Wild head coach shares a happy marriage with Tanya Yeo. In 1990, the couple met for the first time via a mutual friend. Mike, who was 17 at that time, was in his first season of playing junior hockey in Sudbury. On the other hand, Mike Yeo’s wife was 14 months younger than him.

Shortly after, the duo began their relationship. Whenever the pair went out, Tanya never went home late as Mike always made it before the curfew time at his house, i.e., 10 on nights before games and otherwise at 11. In July 1997, seven years after their first encounter, the smitten couple walked down the aisle.

Mike Yeo's Wife Tanya Yeo
Mike is married to his wife, Tanya Yeo. Image Source: Tanya Yeo’s Instagram.

It already has been over two decades of their conjugal life. But, the pair’s bond continues to grow stronger than ever. Let’s hope their marriage lasts a lifetime.

Welcomed Two Children With His Wife

In over twenty years of being married, Mike and his beau have welcomed two kids together. Mike Yeo’s daughter, Braeden Yeo, was born in November 1996, a year before his marriage. Likewise, three years later, in March, their son, Kyler Yeo, arrived.

 

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Mike Yeo’s son has followed in his footsteps and plays in the NCAA III league for Augsburg University. Who knows, he might try in NHL upon completing his collegiate career. Likewise, Braeden also played ice hockey. Nevertheless, Mike’s children seem to be doing great.

All in all, the ice hockey coach must be living a comfortable lifestyle. Hopefully, an NHL team will hire him soon, and he will continue his work. We wish the sports personality blissful days ahead.

Trivia And Facts

  • Mike loves fishing and once caught a 42-inch lake trout.
  • He has a private Instagram account with over 100 followers.