Former Connecticut, Wesleyan assistant McKenna named new head coach at Wisconsin-Superior

Wisconsin-Superior announced Wednesday that Rich McKenna is the new head coach of the Yellowjackets men’s team.

“It’s really exciting to be part of the Yellowjacket family,” said McKenna in a statement. “It has a rich hockey tradition and is a great school. I am looking forward to moving my family here and raising them in the community. I’m very thankful for the opportunity.”

McKenna served as head coach of the New Jersey Titans of the NAHL last season, taking the Titans to a 34-22 record. He also spent two seasons as the assistant general manager and assistant head coach for the USHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks.

On the college side, McKenna spent two seasons as the assistant coach for Connecticut and also spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Wesleyan.

He is a 2007 graduate of Castleton State, where he played two seasons and later served as an assistant coach.

“I would like to thank the search committee, [interim AD] Nick Bursik and chancellor Renée Wachter and the hockey alumni that I have talked with along the process,” added McKenna. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the passion of the alumni. I look forward to contributing to the rich tradition of Yellowjacket hockey.”


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