Doc DelCastillo has been named the new head coach at Hamline, replacing Scott Steffen, who resigned in April.
“I am thrilled to be getting back to Saint Paul,” DelCastillo said in a news release. “This is a great opportunity. In the last three years (coaching at Alexandria in the North American Hockey League), I have gotten to know several of the league’s coaches and had some of my former players play in the MIAC. I have tremendous respect for the school and the success the program has had in recent years. There is a very good foundation here to build on.”
DelCastillo previously coached one season at Alaska and spent several years as an assistant at his alma mater of St. Cloud State and Nebraska-Omaha.
“I was very impressed with how I was treated by [Hamline AD] Jason [Verdugo] and [search committee members] Tim Ostroot and Steve DeBus,” DelCastillo added. “They’re classy guys. I hope to be able to contribute and add to what has already been built here.”
DelCastillo assumes his new duties immediately and intends to hire assistant coaches as soon as possible.