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Brett Larson Named Men's Hockey Head Coach

04/13/2018 - 4:20 PM

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Brett Larson Named Men's Hockey Head Coach
Men's Hockey Head Coach Brett Larson

St. Cloud State University has announced Brett Larson to be the new head coach of the men’s hockey program. Larson will inherit a SCSU team who is coming off a conference championship season and a loss in the first round of the NCAA tournament to Air Force.

News broke just before 2 p.m. on April 13th that Larson would become the predecessor to Bob Motzko who resigned on March 27th to accept the head coaching position at the University of Minnesota. Larson is the third coach at St. Cloud State in the history of the University's NCAA Division I men's hockey program, and SCSU's 17th head coach since the program stared intercollegiate play in 1931-32.

Larson is a former assistant coach to Scott Sandelin at the University of Minnesota Duluth whose men’s hockey team just won a National Championship. Larson was also a part of the UMD coaching staff in the same role back in 2011 when UMD won the National Championship.
"Brett is a tremendously talented coach and has played a significant role in the success of the University of Minnesota Duluth's men's hockey program," said Heather Weems, St. Cloud State Director of Athletics. "As an assistant coach during both of UMD's National Championships, and with a stop at Ohio State University during their program's elevation, Coach Larson has proven himself a top recruiter and helped to develop multiple players during their collegiate careers and as they advance to the next level of play.”
"I am thrilled to welcome Coach Larson to the St. Cloud State community and look forward to seeing men's Huskies Hockey continue its tradition of excellence under his leadership," said Interim President Ashish Vaidya. "This is yet another reason to be excited as the University enters its sesquicentennial year of celebration in the fall."
After his introductory press conference Larson stopped by KVSC to discuss accepting the coaching position at SCSU and the future of the men’s hockey program. Listen to that interview below.