Born August 21, 1923. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Totems' coach 1957-1965. Keith Allen was hired in 1956 as player-coach for the Seattle Americans before hanging up the skates to become a full-time coach. Under the newly-named Totems, Allen led the team to their first Western League championship in 1959. In his 8 years as coach of the Americans/Totems, Allen only had one losing season. In 1967-68, when the National Hockey League expanded from six to twelve teams, Allen was hired as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, where they finished first in their division in their inaugural year. After the 1968-69 season, Allen became general manager of the Flyers and helped build the Flyers into a league powerhouse winning two Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975. Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992, Allen served as the Flyers' executive vice president and lived in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He passed away on February 4, 2014.
Bobby Kromm
Born June 8, 1928. Calgary, Alberta. Totems' coach 1965-66. Bobby Kromm played and coached for the famed Trail Smoke Eaters of the Western International Hockey League, leading the team to victory at the 1961 World Hockey Championships in Geneva, Switzerland. Kromm coached the Totems for one year in 1965-66, then moved onto the Central Hockey League Dallas Blackhawks, where he coached for eight years winning three league championships. In 1975, Kromm was hired as head coach of the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association, and with stars such as Bobby Hull, Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson won the Avco Trophy the same year. In 1977-78, Kromm joined the NHL Detroit Red Wings and led the team back to respectability with only their second playoff appearance in 10 years. Kromm coached the Red Wings for three seasons before retiring at the end of the 1979-80 season. Following his hockey career, Kromm settled in the Detroit area working in the automotive industry. This great coach with a seemingly magic touch passed away on June 9, 2010.

Born Apr 4, 1932 Toronto, Ontario. Totems' coach 1966-1970. Bill MacFarland has a storied career in hockey. From playing junior hockey with the Toronto Marlboros to Senior A hockey with the Owen Sound Mercurys to captaining the University of Michigan to two NCAA titles in 1955 and 1956. After his first pro season with the Edmonton Flyers in 1957, MacFarland asked to be traded to Seattle so he could attend law school at the University of Washington. He joined Seattle, where he starred as a player for the Totems for 9 years. During that time he also earned his law degree and passed the Washington State bar exam. In the 1966-67 season, MacFarland hung up the skates and went behind the Totems' bench, winning the Lester Patrick Cup in his very first season as coach and repeating the feat the following year. MacFarland continued to coach until 1970, then served as president of the Western Hockey League for three years. After his work with the WHL, MacFarland joined the World Hockey Association first as co-owner of the Phoenix Roadrunners, then as league president and legal counsel. MacFarland passed away in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2011.

Born August 11, 1930 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Totems' coach 1970-71.Larry Popein had a lengthy playing career as a center in both the WHL (Vancouver Canucks) and NHL (New York Rangers-Oakland Seals). When his playing days were over, Popein took over head coaching duties for the CHL's Omaha Knights, where they won the league championship in 1969-70. The next year, Popein went behind the Totems' bench for one season (72-27-36-9) before returning to Omaha.

Born September 21, 1934 Edmonton, Alberta. Totems' coach 1971-72. Chuck Holmes played his hockey in the Edmonton system, playing junior with the Edmonton Oil Kings and joining the pro ranks with the Edmonton Flyers. Holmes had a brief stint with the NHL Detroit Red Wings before landing in Seattle, where he played six seasons, winning back-to-back championships with the Totems in 67 and 68. Holmes also captained the club for two seasons in 1969-70 and 1970-71 before leaving the ice to go behind the bench for one season as coach.

Born Oct 6, 1927 in Ottawa, Ontario. Totems' coach 1972-1974. As a player Phil Maloney had a lengthy career with various teams including some stops in the NHL with Toronto, Boston and Chicago. But it was with the Vancouver Canucks, where he became a Western League star spending parts of 14 seasons with Vancouver, helping the club to win three of their four Lester Patrick Cups. Maloney became head coach of the Totems in the 1972-73 season, and the team started to gel under their new coach. The parent club, now the NHL Vancouver Canucks, took notice of Maloney's work down on the farm and called him up to take over the big club in mid-season 73-74. Maloney spent two seasons as coach of the Canucks taking them to the playoffs both years.

Born April 3, 1927 in Cornwall, Ontario. Totems' coach, January-April 1974. Filion was one of the all-time great Seattle hockey stars. He started with the Tacoma Rockets then went onto Seattle playing for the Ironmen, Bombers, Americans and Totems, where he helped the Totes to their first Western Hockey League championship in 1959 leading the team in playoff scoring with 7 goals and 11 assists. One of the more gentlemanly players in hockey, Rudy was a fan favorite in Seattle and was even given a "Rudy Filion Night" by the Seattle faithful. Filion went on to the Eastern Hockey League, where he also became a favorite of the fans with Philadelphia and New Jersey. After his playing days Rudy worked in the Totems' front office and also in scouting. When coach Phil Maloney was called up to the parent Vancouver Canucks in January 1974, Filion went behind the bench as Totems head coach for the remainder of the season. Rudy Filion passed away February 25, 2011.

Born Sep 7, 1936 in Cudworth, Saskatchewan. Totems' coach 1974-75. Orland Kurtenbach's playing career spans three decades (1954-1974) half which was played in the NHL with New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks, where he served as the team's very first captain. Kurtenbach took over as Totems' coach in the team's last year, which was played in the Central Hockey League. When the Totems folded, the majority of the players along with Kurtenbach were transferred to the CHL Tulsa Oilers, where the team won the Adams Cup in 1975-76. In mid 1976-77, Kurtenbach was given the reins of the Vancouver Canucks. He coached the Canucks for two seasons.