Marian brings back Gaynor as Sabres’ new head coach

Zach Gaynor has been named the new head coach at Marian. 

Gaynor replaces Lincoln Nguyen, “who recently accepted a Division I assistant coaching position,” according to a Marian news release.

“I am pleased to announce that Zach Gaynor will be taking over the leadership of our men’s hockey program,” said Marian director of athletics Jason Bartelt in the release.  “As a Marian hockey alum and coach, he has been around NCAA hockey and the grueling NCHA for nine years.  It is great to get him back home and behind our bench. I look forward to watching him continue the strong tradition of Marian hockey.”

Gaynor begins his second stint for the Sabre hockey program after serving as an assistant from 2009 to 2012. 

Most recently, Gaynor served as the associate head coach for Concordia (Wis.) since 2012. 

“I would like to thank Lincoln Nguyen, Jason Bartelt, and President Manion for this opportunity,” added Gaynor. “I am very excited to be the head coach where my career first started almost a decade ago. It has been a goal of mine to return and be the head coach at my alma mater. Coach Nguyen has played a vital role in this programs success and I look forward to continuing that success moving forward.

“Marian hockey has a rich history of athletic and academic excellence and I am grateful and humbled to be a part of that once again.”

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