Larson rejoins Minnesota-Duluth coaching staff

Brett Larson is returning for a second stint as an assistant coach at Minnesota-Duluth, the school announced Friday.

The Duluth native and former Bulldogs player helped the team to the 2011 national championship before leaving for the USHL.

After two seasons with the Sioux City Musketeers, he joined Ohio State as an associate head coach.

“I could not be more thrilled to be coming home to work at my alma mater,” Larson said in a statement released by Minnesota-Duluth. “I loved my time playing and coaching at UMD and cannot wait to once again be part of the Bulldog family.”

Larson, 42, worked alongside former Minnesota-Duluth assistant Steve Rohlik in two seasons at Ohio State.

“We want to thank Brett for the impact he has had on our players, staff and program over the last two years,” Ohio State coach Steve Rohlik said in a news release. “We wish him nothing but the best as he returns to Duluth.”

Larson spent three seasons as an assistant to Scott Sandelin in Duluth from 2008 to 2011, culminating in the Bulldogs’ first national championship.

He replaces Derek Plante, who left UMD for personal reasons in June after five years as an assistant.

An 11th-round pick by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1990 NHL draft, Larson played 12 professional seasons before turning to coaching.

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