Chris Brown has been named head hockey coach at Hamline University. He succeeds Pat Cullen, who stepped down in June after four seasons.
Brown moves from Marian College, where he compiled a record of 65-36-7 in four seasons. The Sabres were MCHA champions in 2001 and 2002 and captured the league’s regular season titles in 2002 and 2004.
Brown, who was named MCHA Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2004, has been a member of the NCAA Division III Hockey Committee for the past three seasons.
“I’m looking forward to coaching in the MIAC,” Brown said. “It’s a league with a lot of tradition, with great rivalries and great coaches.”
“We are excited to add Chris to the Hamline athletics family,” said Hamline Athletic Director Dan O’Brien. “He brings a proven track record of success on the ice, in the classroom and in his recruiting. I am confident that he will achieve the same type of success here at Hamline.”
Brown graduated in 1994 from Wisconsin-River Falls, where he captained the Falcons’ national championship team his senior year. He was an assistant coach at Augsburg and Alaska-Anchorage before accepting the head coaching position at Marian in 2000.
Cullen was 35-83-7 at Hamline, including a 7-7-2 conference record in 2002-2003, the team’s best finish in 16 years.
Hamline was just 1-15 in the MIAC and 3-22 overall last season.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Brown. “It was a challenge when I started at Marian, and I’m looking forward to another one.
“Hamline is ready to take the next step forward.”