Columbus, OH (NNCNOW.com) --- Duluth, Minn. native and former University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) assistant men's hockey coach Brett Larson has been hired at Ohio State University (OSU) as associate head men's hockey coach, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Larson will join head coach Steve Rohlik, another former UMD assistant coach who was given the Buckeyes' top job this past April, after spending the past two years as head coach and general manager of Sioux City in the United States Hockey League (USHL).
"I am excited to be back on a campus and part of a premier university and hockey program," Larson said. "I look forward to building on the foundation that is already here and making it even better. I wouldn't be here without the great opportunity I had to grow and learn as a coach with Sioux City. I thank the organization for helping me get to the next step in my career."
Larson spent three seasons coaching with UMD and was part of the staff that helped win the 2011 NCAA Division I championship. He helped coach or recruit five players who combined for seven All-Americans and a Hobey Baker Award.
Also having played for the Bulldogs, Larson was part of the last UMD team to win the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) regular season championship. He served his senior season as a captain, finishing his career with 24 goals and 43 assists in 133 games played.