Brett Larson has been named associate head coach at Ohio State.
Larson, who played at Minnesota-Duluth from 1991-95, captaining the team as a senior, and was later an assistant coach with the Bulldogs, spent the last two seasons as the head coach and general manager of the Sioux City Musketeers in the United States Hockey League.
“I am excited to be back on a campus and part of a premier university and hockey program,” Larson said in a statement. “I look forward to building on the foundation that is already here and making it even better. I wouldn’t be here without the great opportunity I had to grow and learn as a coach with Sioux City. I thank the organization for helping me get to the next step in my career.”
With the Musketeers, Larson led the team to the playoffs in 2011-12 and had two players selected to Team USA for the 2013 World Junior A Challenge, as well as a 2012 NHL draft pick. Four players from the 2012-13 team are also listed in the most recent NHL Central Scouting rankings heading into the 2013 draft.
Larson was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1990 NHL draft and played professional hockey in a number of leagues over parts of 12 seasons, winning three championships along the way.