Fetter, Schroeder named new St. Cloud women’s assistants

St. Cloud State has named Jim Fetter and Brita Schroeder as women’s assistant coaches for the upcoming season.

“After a long process, I am very excited to have a full staff in place,” said SCSU head coach Jeff Giesen in a statement. “Jim and Brita will be a great coaching mix of knowledge and expertise and will definitely help Husky hockey grow into one of the top programs in the WCHA.”

Fetter completed his eighth season as Wayne State’s head coach coach in 2010-11 before the school eliminated the program in May. A three-time CHA coach of the year, he was also a finalist for the AHCA women’s Division I coach of the year award in 2006 before winning the award in 2008.

“I am looking looking forward to this new opportunity at St. Cloud State and am grateful to Jeff for allowing me to stay in the world of coaching,” added Fetter. “There are multiple responsibilities off the ice that I held as a head coach. As an assistant coach here at St. Cloud State, I’ll truly have the chance to be on the ice and work on individual skill development.”

Schroeder was an interim assistant coach for St. Cloud last season and played four years at the school from 2005-09, including being team captain during her senior season.

“I am really excited to be back on staff at St. Cloud State and feel fortunate to be in this position as a young female hockey coach,” noted Schroeder. “We have a great group of women who have worked really hard last spring and this summer to prove to the rest of the hockey world that Husky hockey is back on track.”