Stephane Waite is in his 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks as the club’s Goaltending Coach after joining the team during the 2003-04 campaign.
A native of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Waite has over 30 years of experience as a goaltending coach and consultant. At an early age, he knew he wanted to teach the art of goaltending and pursued that goal by honing his playing and coaching skills at every level of hockey. Prior to joining the Blackhawks, he served as Sherwood Hockey’s Pro Goaltender Representative (2001-04). He was also a Goaltending Consultant for IMG Hockey (2000-04).
Waite has served as Goaltending Coach for several minor league and junior teams throughout his career, including: Lewiston Maineiacs, QMJHL (2003-04); Magog Cantonniers, Midget AAA (1997-04); Sherbrooke Castors, QMJHL (1998-2003); Coaticook Frontaliers, Junior AAA (1997-2001); Team Quebec, U17 World Challenge (1990, 2000-01); Le Triolet High School (1998-2001); Head Coach of Waterloo 94’s (semi-pro); Sherbrooke Faucons, QMJHL (1993-96); Saint-Jean Lynx, QMJHL (1990-91); Saint-Jean Castors, QMJHL (1987-89); Trois-Rivieres Draveurs, QMHJL (1986-87); Shawinigan Cataractes, QMHJL (1985-86); Cantonniers De L’Est, Midget AAA (1983-89); Quebec Hockey Federation (1985-86); and Sherbrooke Inter City (1981-83).
Waite runs his own hockey camp for goaltenders in Quebec, which he has hosted since 1988, and has worked at a variety of other hockey camps over the years in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has coached many current and past NHL goaltenders (Jocelyn Thibault, Brian Boucher, Felix Potvin, Jean-Sébastien Aubin, Jimmy Waite, Craig Anderson, Michael Leighton, Patrick Lalime, Nikolai Khabibulin, Cristobal Huet, Antti Niemi, Marty Turco and Corey Crawford), in addition to NHL prospects.
Waite and his wife, Annie, have a son, Frederick.