Former Alaska goaltender Erik Largen has left the head coaching position at Division III Marian to join the Nanooks as an assistant coach.
Largen, a Fairbanks, Alaska, native, replaces Corbin Schmidt, who left for a new career opportunity in Minnesota.
Largen was 18-7-3 in one season at Marian after coaching stints in the USHL, NAHL and Minnesota Junior Hockey League.
“I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Fairbanks community and the Nanook hockey family once again,” Largen said in a news release. “I would like to thank Coach [Dallas] Ferguson and the Alaska Nanooks Department of Athletics for providing me this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Largen was as assistant coach for the NAHL’s Fairbanks Ice Dogs from 2009 to 2011, helping the team win the league championship in his final season.
“Erik brings a unique coaching resume with him,” Ferguson said. “He has worked in the NAHL, the USHL and most recently the NCAA. Through all of his experiences, Erik has built up a great reputation amongst his peers.”