St. Cloud State Assistant Rud Heads to USHL

Assistant coach Eric Rud is leaving St. Cloud State to become the head coach and general manager of the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers.

Rud spent the last five years at St. Cloud State following one season at Colorado College, his alma mater.

He was an assistant coach with the USHL’s Cedar Rapids Roughriders from 2002 to 2004.

“I’m excited to be the head coach for an outstanding organization like the Green Bay Gamblers,” Rud said in a statement. “The USHL is a great league and I am proud to be a part of it. Green Bay is a great family town and that was a big part of it for me.”

Said St. Cloud State coach Bob Motzko: “We hate to lose Eric because he has done an outstanding job for us over the past five seasons. He has become a great friend and was one of our team’s top assets. This is a well deserved job opportunity for Eric and a chance to run his own program in a great league. We certainly wish him the best at Green Bay.”