St. Cloud State has announced the hiring of a familiar face as the team’s new assistant coach as Garrett Raboin will take over in that role for the 2012-13 season.
Raboin, who played at SCSU from 2006-10 and ranks fourth all-time in defensemen scoring with 83 points, played pro hockey in Europe the past two years.
“We are very excited to have Garrett return to our program,” Huskies’ coach Bob Motzko said in a news release. “He is a natural fit for this position and our team. As a player, Garrett was one of the all-time great team leaders in our program’s history and he has all the makings of an outstanding coach.”
A three-year captain at St. Cloud State, helped lead the Huskies to three NCAA tournament bids and 83 victories during his collegiate tenure.
“This is a great opportunity for me to come back to St. Cloud State,” Raboin added in the same news release. “I had a great four years here as a player and as an alumni to return to this university as a coach is a dream come true for me.
“I am really looking forward to being part of the coaching staff here at St. Cloud State. I worked well with coach Motzko and coach [Mike] Gibbons as a player and I think that relationship will carry over in my role as a coach.”
Raboin starts his new role immediately.