Minnesota-Crookston Names New Coach

After five months and a pair of interim head coaches, Minnesota-Crookston has named Gary Warren its permanent replacement for Mark Huglen, though he won’t begin his role until this season is over.

Warren has been the head coach at Minot State University-Bottineau (N.D.) for the last 16 years, where he won three junior college championships (1986, 1991, 1998). The Bottineau native is a 1977 graduate of Minnesota-Duluth.

Prior to arriving at MSU-Bottineau, Warren was assistant coach at Air Force, and was the Director of the USAFA Youth Summer Hockey Camp from 1980-83.

“Gary has been a very successful coach,” said Minn.-Crookston athletic director Lon Boike. “He is experienced, is a proven recruiter, and is exceptionally knowledgeable in the game of hockey. We are happy to have him.”

The Golden Eagles are currently being led by Mike Swentik on an interim basis. They are 7-2-1 overall (5-0-1 MCHA). Warren will take over as soon as this season is completed.

Huglen resigned in July to pursue his academic career full-time.