Scott Steffen has resigned as
head men’s hockey coach at Hamline University. Steffen, who was hired in late
July 2011 when his predecessor suddenly resigned, guided the Pipers to 10 wins
and a MIAC playoff spot this past season, his first as a head coach.
Steffen said he is resigning
to return to his private business enterprises.
HU athletic director Bob
Beeman said he was very appreciative of Steffen’s efforts and understood the
reasons for his departure. “Scott accepted our offer to coach this past season
even though he knew it would have an impact on his other business interests and
family commitments,” he said. “But he’s a loyal Hamline alum (class of ’97) and
he wanted to help his alma mater in our time of need. To that end, Scott has
said he will help the program in the future in any way he can. I am very
appreciative for all Scott has done and will continue to do for Hamline hockey.”
Despite having just four
seniors and 10 first year players on the roster, the Pipers got off to a good
start, winning five of their first eight games in 2011-12. After a rough patch
in mid-season, Steffen’s team recovered to win three of four games down the
stretch to qualify for the MIAC playoffs.
The position will be posted
immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.