DULUTH — Jasen Wise, a former college hockey coach at Concordia-Wisconsin and Marian University, was named head coach of the Duluth Marshall boys hockey team on Monday.
Wise also will serve as alumni director as Marshall aims to strengthen its commitment to the hockey program and introduce developmental skills training at the middle school level.
“We are thrilled to add Jasen to our coaching staff,” Marshall athletic director Kevin Snyder said in a news release. “As we thought about the needs of the program, we knew we needed to attract a candidate who emphasized skill development and program leadership; we were impressed with Jasen’s record of rebuilding hockey programs. We also wanted to find a coach whose vision for the program aligned with Marshall’s values. Jasen checked all the boxes, and we are excited to see what he will do in the near term and as we build toward the future.”
An International Falls graduate, Wise appeared in the 1989 Minnesota state hockey tournament, then played two years in the United States Hockey League and in college at Rochester Institute of Technology and St. Thomas.
Wise spent 21 years coaching collegiate players and is the all-time leader in wins at both Concordia and Marian.
“I’m just excited to get started,” Wise said in a news release. “Duluth Marshall has a proud tradition, and I am excited to lead the team on its journey back to the state tournament. I am also confident that this is the right time to join the school. The school’s renewed commitment to ice hockey and its new affordability program will really help us attract hockey families who value education.”
Mark Vichorek was relieved of his duties after one season at Marshall, posting a 3-23 record.