Mike Hastings (ice hockey)
Mike Hastings (born February 3, 1966) is the current head ice hockey coach of the Minnesota State University, Mankato Mavericks. He was formerly the head coach and general manager of the Omaha Lancers in the United States Hockey League. He is also the coach for the United States World Juniors team.
|Born||February 3, 1966|
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
|Alma mater||St. Cloud State University|
|1986–1988||St. Cloud State|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1990–1992||St. Cloud State (Assistant)|
|1992–1993||Omaha Lancers (Assistant)|
|1993–1994||St. Cloud State (Assistant)|
|2003, 2005||US World Junior Team (Assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||151–72–19 (.663) [College]|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2014 WCHA Tournament Champion|
2015 WCHA Champion
2015 WCHA Tournament Champion
2016 WCHA Champion
2018 WCHA Champion
|2013 WCHA Coach of the Year|
2015 WCHA Coach of the Year
2015 Spencer Penrose Award
He was the head coach of the Omaha/River City Lancers from 1994–2008 where he was twice named the USHL Coach of the Year (1996–97 and 2001–02) and five times was named the USHL General Manager of the Year (1997, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2008).
After a successful 14-year run in the USHL Hastings returned to the college ranks, joining the staff at Minnesota as an assistant for a year before becoming an associate head coach at Nebraska–Omaha. After three years with the Mavericks Hastings accepted the head coaching position at Minnesota State. Then Hastings arrived in Mankato the program had only one winning season in the previous nine years and he immediately turned the program around. In his first year the team doubled their win total, going 24–14–3 and making the second NCAA tournament appearance since joining Division I in 1996. The team improved in each of the next two seasons, winning the WCHA tournament both years and was the #1 seed in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
While postseason success has eluded him, Hastings' 5 consecutive 20+ win seasons to start his career led to Minnesota State giving him a 10-year contract extension in the spring of 2017.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Minnesota State Mavericks (WCHA) (2012–present)|
|2012–13||Minnesota State||24–14–3||16–11–1||t-4th||NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinals|
|2013–14||Minnesota State||26–14–1||20–7–1||2nd||NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals|
|2014–15||Minnesota State||29–8–3||21–4–3||1st||NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinals|
|2015–16||Minnesota State||21–13–7||16–5–6||t-1st||WCHA Runner-Up|
|2016–17||Minnesota State||22–13–4||15–9–4–2||3rd||WCHA Semifinals|
|2017–18||Minnesota State||29–10–1||22–5–1–0||1st||NCAA West Regional Semifinals|
|2018–19||Minnesota State||32–8–2||22–5–1–1||1st||NCAA East Regional Semifinals|
Postseason invitational champion
- USHL Coach of the Year :: USHL.COM Archived 2010-10-30 at the Wayback Machine
- USHL General Manager of the Year :: USHL.COM Archived 2010-10-18 at the Wayback Machine
- "Minnesota State Men's Hockey Team History". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
- "Minnesota State Pays Up to Keep Mike Hastings". SB Nation. 2017-03-29. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
|Awards and achievements|
| Spencer Penrose Award
| WCHA Coach of the Year