Bethel Women’s Coach Burggraf Tabbed as New Men’s Coach

Bethel didn’t have to look far for its next men’s hockey coach.

Charlie Burggraf, the Royals’ women’s hockey coach, is moving over to lead the men’s program.

He replaces Joel Johnson, who became an assistant coach with the Minnesota women’s program.

Burggraf led the Bethel women’s team to a 37-51-9 record in four seasons. He was named the MIAC coach of the year in 2009.

“I am excited to have Charlie move into this position,” Bethel athletic director Bob Bjorklund said in a statement. “He has established himself as a valued and respected member of the athletic department. He has done a remarkable job in creating a culture of success within his team, and he has made a mark on the Bethel community with his devoted effort and charismatic spirit.”

Burggraf played for North Dakota from 1975 to 1979, scoring 52 goals and 154 points.