Fetter leaves Stevenson for St. Cloud State women’s assistant position

Shera Fetter will be coaching alongside her husband, Jim Fetter, this season as the former Elmira women’s assistant is the new assistant at St. Cloud State, where Jim has been an assistant the past two seasons.

“That’s probably the bonus [coaching with her husband], but she’s somebody that I interviewed before and with different circumstances, she might have been here a few years ago,” SCSU head coach Jeff Giesen said to the St. Cloud Times. “She was a very good player in the league for Mankato. Her coaching qualities make her a good candidate, first and foremost.”

Fetter played at Minnesota State from 2003-07 and was also head coach at first-year Stevenson in 2012-13.

“The WCHA is the best [women’s] hockey conference and it’s an honor to be a part of it,” Fetter added. “Not many people can say they started a program from scratch. To be honest, I don’t know if I knew half the things I would be getting into, especially in Maryland, which is not a hockey hotbed. It was an incredible experience to be involved in, every single aspect of building a college program and it’s an invaluable experience that I’m proud of.

“Ultimately, my goal was to get back to the Midwest to get closer to my family and everything fell into place.”