April 10, 2012

Scott Steffen Resigns as HU Men's Hockey Coach

 

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.