Columbus, OH (NNCNOW.com) --- Former University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) assistant men's hockey coach Steve Rohlik will assume the head coaching job at Ohio State University (OSU) on an interim basis, it was announced on Tuesday.
The news comes just one day after it was announced that Mark Osiecki had been relieved of his duties as head coach, with OSU athletics director Gene Smith citing a "difference of opinion" as reasoning for the move.
Rohlik has been with the Buckeyes as associate head coach since the 2010-11 season, that after spending the past 10 years as an assistant coach with UMD.
The St. Paul, Minn. native has helped OSU to an overall record of (47-40-16) during his three seasons with the program, but his tenure has not included any NCAA tournament appearances.
There has been no timetable laid out for naming a permanent replacement for Osiecki, nor has there been an indication of whether Rohlik is being considered for the permanent job.