Mark Strobel has been named the new associate head coach at Wisconsin.
Strobel had previously been in the same role at Ohio State since the summer of 2015.
“[Wisconsin is] where my heart has always been,” Strobel said in a news release.
Strobel fills the void created June 13 when Don Granato left to become an NHL assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks.
“It’s a special place, that’s all I can say,” Strobel added. “It’s family to me.”
“He’s a guy you want to be around,” said UW head coach Tony Granato. “Every time you see Mark Strobel, you see a happy, energetic, passionate guy that loves life, loves hockey, loves the Badgers and has always been a big part of our program.
“He’s a phenomenal person, a great coach, who’s going to add a lot to our program. He’s one of those guys you meet one time and you feel like you’ve known him your whole life.”
Strobel, a defenseman, played four seasons for the Badgers from 1991 to 1995.