Tim Coghlin

Tim Coghlin (born March 24, 1964) is a college men's ice hockey coach. He has been the men's ice hockey head coach at St. Norbert College since 1994. Among the 100 all-time winningest college men's ice hockey coaches, Coghlin ranks second in winning percentage at .757.

Tim Coghlin
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamSt. Norbert
Record556–142–53 (.776)
Biographical details
Born (1964-03-24) March 24, 1964 (age 57)[1]
Summerland, British Columbia
Playing career
1988–1989Wisc.–Stevens Point
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992-1993Wisc.–Stevens Point (assistant)
1993–presentSt. Norbert
Head coaching record
Overall556–142–53 (.776)[2]
Accomplishments and honors
2008 Edward Jeremiah Award
2011 Edward Jeremiah Award

Hockey playerEdit

Coghlin grew up in western Canada and enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. He was the captain of the 1989 Stevens Point team that won the NCAA Division III national championship for the first time in school history.[3] He was twice selected as an All-American defenseman.[4]

Coghlin signed with the Vancouver Canucks in October 1989,[5] and played with the Milwaukee Admirals in 1989. In 1990, he played for the Fife Flyers as a player and assistant coach.[4]

Hockey coachEdit

Coghlin returned to Stevens Point in 1992 as an assistant hockey coach. He was part of the coaching staff on the Stevens Point teams that won the national title in 1993 and finished as the runner-up in 1992.[3][4] Since 1994, he has been the head hockey coach at the St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. Coghlin recalled the lack of talent when he arrived at St. Norbert, "When I came to St. Norbert, they weren't actively recruiting the same type of hockey players that other schools in the state were. We went immediately into western Canada and brought some kids in."[3] Despite coaching at a private Catholic institution serving 2,100 students, Coghlin had success attracting quality players from Canada and Europe.[6][7]

Coghlin led the St. Norbert Green Knights to their first national championship in 2008, winning both Frozen Four games by shutouts.[4] St. Norbert finished the 2008 season with a record of 27–1–4, the fewest losses ever for an NCAA Division III men's ice hockey champion. Coghlin was named NCAA Division III Coach of the Year in 2008.[4] Coghlin also led his team to the Frozen Four in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.[2][4] In 17 years as a head coach, Coghlin compiled a record of 365 wins, 104 losses, and 39 ties. At the end of the 2009-2010 hockey season, Coghlin ranked 41st all-time among college men's ice hockey coaches.[8] Among the 100 all-time winningest college men's ice hockey coaches, Coghlin ranks second in winning percentage at .757.[8]

Head coaching recordEdit

  • 2019-20: 17-10-2
  • 2018-19: 23-5-3
  • 2017-18: 27-4-1 (national champion)
  • 2016-17: 22-6-1 (finished 3rd in the Frozen Four)
  • 2015-16: 25-4-2 (finished 2nd in the Frozen Four)
  • 2014-15: 20-6-2
  • 2013-14: 28-3-1 (national champion)
  • 2012-13: 23-6-1
  • 2011-12: 21-5-5 (national champion)
  • 2010-11: 25-4-1 (national champion)
  • 2009-10: 24-4-3 (finished 2nd in the Frozen Four)
  • 2008-09: 19-8-1
  • 2007-08: 27-1-4 (national champion)
  • 2006-07: 25-4-2 (finished 3rd in the Frozen Four)
  • 2005-06: 25-5-2 (finished 2nd in the Frozen Four)
  • 2004-05: 24-3-3
  • 2003-04: 27-3-2 (finished 2nd in the Frozen Four)
  • 2002-03: 27-2-2 (finished 3rd in the Frozen Four)
  • 2001-02: 23-5-3
  • 2000-01: 18-8-3
  • 1999-00: 22-5-2
  • 1998-99: 25-5-3
  • 1997-98: 27-6-0
  • 1996-97: 21-9-1
  • 1995-96: 12-13-3
  • 1994-95: 9-14-4
  • 1993-94: 10-9-1

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "NCAA Career Statistics". NCAA. Retrieved 2010-06-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Tim Coghlin Year-by-Year Record". USCHO.
  3. ^ a b c Art Kabelowsky (1998-03-11). "Pointers know their foe St. Norbert coach is former assistant at Stevens Point". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Tim Coghlin profile". St. Norbert College. Retrieved 2010-06-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Deals". USA Today. 1989-10-09.
  6. ^ Art Kabelowsky (1998-05-16). "St. Norbert has no easy answer on question of upgrading hockey De Pere school ponders switching to Division I". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  7. ^ Art Kabelowsky (2000-01-28). "St. Norbert makes splash as big fish in small hockey pond". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  8. ^ a b "All-Time Coaching Records". USCHO. Archived from the original on 2010-08-21. Retrieved 2010-06-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ed Gosek
Mike McShane
Edward Jeremiah Award
Succeeded by
Dominik Dawes
Jack Arena