Hamline names Steffen new head coach

Scott Steffen has been named Hamline’s head coach and will coach the Pipers on familiar ice this year at the Vadnais Heights Sports Center.

Steffen, the owner of Steffen Elite Hockey Training and a 1997 Hamline graduate, runs his programs at the home rink of Hamline.

Since 2001, Steffen has been the head strength and conditioning coach for the Hill-Murray High School boys’ hockey program and has also been the head coach of the Minnesota Blades Midget AAA hockey team since 2008.

“Scott Steffen brings back an incredible depth in experience and technical knowledge to his alma mater,” said Hamline director of athletics Bob Beeman in a statement. “His influence in the Minnesota hockey community extends to all levels. His connection with, understanding of, and passion for Piper hockey further endorses the Hamline athletic department vision of building nationally-acclaimed programs through excellence on and off the fields (or ice) of competition.”

Steffen, who replaces Scott Bell behind the Hamline bench, was a two-year captain and was three times named to the All-MIAC team as a forward from 1993-1997.