Bemidji State named Jason Lesteberg its new women’s coach Tuesday. He replaces Ruthann Cantile, who resigned following this past season due to personal reasons.
Lesteberg led Wisconsin-Stevens Point in its inaugural season last year, going 13-13-1. Against other first-year programs, the Pointers were 11-0-1.
Lesteberg was previously the assistant men’s hockey coach at Gustavus Adolphus from 1997-2000.
Bemidji State, which started its program in 1997-98, was 9-24-1 last season. Cantile was the only coach the program had ever known.