Wethington to Step Down at SCSU

St. Cloud State women’s hockey coach Kerry Brodt Wethington has announced that she will resign from her position effective June 30, 2002.

“At this stage of my life I want to focus on my family,” said Wethington.

Wethington became the first women’s hockey coach in SCSU athletics in the summer of 1998. She has transformed the program from what was essentially a college club team to a competitive program at the NCAA Division I level.

Wethington will complete her fourth season as head coach this year. She has compiled a 38-47-7 record in her first three seasons and led the Huskies to fourth-place WCHA finishes in 2000 and 2001. Last year, she was voted the WCHA co-Coach of the year.

A 1995 graduate of SCSU, Wethington majored in physical education with a minor in coaching. She gained All-American golf honors with the Huskies and was the team captain for three seasons. She also played club hockey at SCSU.

A true pioneer in the sport of women’s hockey, Wethington played at all levels of youth hockey and competed with the Minnesota Blue Jays of the Senior A women’s league that won a national title in 1998-99.

“It has been my pleasure to work with Kerry over the past four years,” said SCSU athletic director Morris Kurtz. “She has been a capable leader, a diligent worker and a highly professional person. Kerry has played an invaluable role in the development of women’s hockey here at St. Cloud State, but more importantly, played a significant and positive role in the lives of numerous student-athletes.”

According to Kurtz, the search for a new coach will begin following the completion of the hockey season.