STEVENS POINT, Wis. – UW-Stevens Point Director of Athletics Brad Duckworth announced today (July 20) that associate head coach Tyler Krueger will serve as interim head coach for the UWSP men's hockey program for the 2017-18 season. Additionally, former Pointer Evan Dixon has been tabbed as an assistant coach on the staff. Both appointments will be for the 2017-18 season and a full national search will begin following the conclusion of the upcoming season.
"We are excited to have Tyler take the reins for the 2017-18 season," said Duckworth. "He is a bright hockey mind and we saw great value in keeping consistency with this highly successful program."
Krueger (pronounced CREE-ger) spent the last three seasons on the staff of former head coach Chris Brooks, most recently as associate head coach. He was a pivotal part of the Pointers' three-year run to the National Championship game in 2014, 2015 and 2016. From behind the bench, Krueger helped UWSP win its first WIAC Tournament title and fifth National Championship in 2016.