Krueger named interim head coach, Dixon assistant coach at Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Wisconsin-Stevens Point has announced that associate head coach Tyler Krueger will serve as interim head coach for the 2017-18 season.   

Additionally, Evan Dixon has been tabbed as an assistant coach on the staff. 

Both appointments will be for the 2017-18 season and a full national search will begin following the conclusion of the upcoming season.

“We are excited to have Tyler take the reins for the 2017-18 season,” said UWSP director of athletics Brad Duckworth in a statement.  “He is a bright hockey mind and we saw great value in keeping consistency with this highly successful program.”

Krueger spent the last three seasons on the staff of former head coach Chris Brooks, most recently as associate head coach. 

Prior to joining the coaching staff, Krueger was a four-year member of the Pointers hockey team. He skated in 79 games as a Pointer with two goals, 15 assists and a plus/minus of plus-34 for his career.  He captained the 2014 team that reached the NCAA title game.

Dixon captained the 2016 UWSP team that captured the fifth national title in program history. That season, he was an Elite 90 Award winner and the WIAC Max Sparger Scholar-Athlete. 

He skated in 117 games in a Pointer jersey over four seasons with 22 goals, 16 assists and 38 points. In his final three seasons at UWSP, Dixon was named to the WIAC All-Sportsmanship team.  Following his senior season, Dixon went on to play professionally with the Fayetteville FireAntz of the SPHL.

Krueger and Dixon were both members of the Pointers hockey team, playing together in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.

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