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.

Mike Hastings
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamMinnesota State
Biographical details
Born (1966-02-03) February 3, 1966 (age 54)
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
Alma materSt. Cloud State University
Playing career
1986–1988St. Cloud State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–1992St. Cloud State (Assistant)
1992–1993Omaha Lancers (Assistant)
1993–1994St. Cloud State (Assistant)
1994–2008Omaha Lancers
2003, 2005US World Junior Team (Assistant)
2008–2009Minnesota (Assistant)
2009–2012Nebraska–Omaha (Assistant)
2012–PresentMinnesota State
Head coaching record
Overall151–72–19 (.663) [College]
Tournaments0–4 (.000)
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)[1] and five times was named the USHL General Manager of the Year (1997, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2008).[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Head coaching recordEdit


Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
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
Minnesota State: 183–80–21 132–46–17
Total: 183–80–21

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ USHL Coach of the Year :: USHL.COM Archived 2010-10-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ USHL General Manager of the Year :: USHL.COM Archived 2010-10-18 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Minnesota State Men's Hockey Team History". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  4. ^ "Minnesota State Pays Up to Keep Mike Hastings". SB Nation. 2017-03-29. Retrieved 2017-06-02.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rick Bennett
Spencer Penrose Award
Succeeded by
Rand Pecknold
Preceded by
Mel Pearson
Bob Daniels
Grant Potulny
WCHA Coach of the Year
Succeeded by
Bob Daniels
Mel Pearson
Tom Serratore