List of Herb Brooks Coach of the Year

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NCHC Herb Brooks Coach of the Year
Sport Ice hockey
Given for The Coach of the Year in the NCHC
First award 2014
Most recent Bob Motzko

The Herb Brooks Coach of the Year is an annual award given out at the conclusion of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference regular season to the best coachin the conference as voted by the coaches of each NCHC team.[1]

The Coach of the Year was first awarded in 2014 and is a successor to the CCHA Coach of the Year which was discontinued after the conference dissolved due to the 2013–14 NCAA conference realignment.[2]

It is named in honor of Herb Brooks who, though having died ten years prior to the NCHC beginning play, coached founding member St. Cloud State for one season. He is more famously known for coaching Minnesota to their first three national championships in the 1970s as well as leading Team USA to the 1980 gold medal.

A Herb Brooks Award is given out annually by the Minnesota State High School League.

Award winners[3][4][edit]

Year Winner School
2013–14 Bob Motzko St. Cloud State
2014–15 Dave Hakstol North Dakota
2015–16 Brad Berry North Dakota
2016–17 Andy Murray Western Michigan
2017–18 Bob Motzko St. Cloud State

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners
North Dakota 2
St. Cloud State 2
Western Michigan 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archibald, Dowd, LaLeggia Headline NCHC Award Winners". NCHC Hockey. 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  2. ^ "The CCHA is going away, but its history will have a final resting place". 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  3. ^ "NCHC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  4. ^

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