Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Krueger selected winner of 2019 Edward Jeremiah Award as top D-III men’s coach

Coach Tyler Krueger of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP Athletics – Kylie Bridenhagen)
Tyler Krueger has Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the national semifinals after an unbeaten regular season (photo: Kyle Bridenhagen/UWSP Athletics).

For leading Wisconsin-Stevens Point into the NCAA Division III men’s national semifinals, Tyler Krueger has been named winner of the Edward Jeremiah Award as the AHCA Division III Men’s Coach of the Year.

The award is named in honor of the great Dartmouth head coach and was first presented in 1970.

In his first season as head coach without the interim tag, Krueger has guided the Pointers to the only unbeaten record in the country this season (27-0-2). The current 29-game unbeaten streak is the longest in program history.

He was named WIAC Coach of the Year after leading UWSP to its third straight regular-season title and an unblemished 8-0-0 record in league play.

His career record over two seasons at UWSP is 48-6-5.

Krueger spent the previous 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. A Stevens Point native, Krueger graduated from UWSP in 2014 with a bachelor of science degree in health promotion and wellness.

Krueger was assisted this year by Evan Dixon and Zach Badalamenti.

The runner-up for the Jeremiah Award is Geneseo’s Chris Schultz, recipient of the award in both 2014 and 2016.