Rohlik named Ohio State head coach

St. Paul native Steve Rohlik, a former Minnesota Duluth assistant, good guy and one of the best-dressed coaches in Division I, was named head coach at Ohio State on Wednesday.

The school’s news release is here.

Rohlik, 44, had been an associate head coach for three seasons under former Wisconsin teammate Mark Osiecki. On April 15, Osiecki was fired after a 16-17-7 season and a three-year mark of 46-50-16.

Rohlik was named interim head coach following the firing.

Rohlik was a Nebraska-Omaha assistant under Mike Kemp for three seasons through 2000, then joined Scott Sandelin’s staff at UMD as Sandelin began his tenure in 2000-01. Rohlik remained through 2009-10.

Rohlik played four seasons as a Wisconsin winger from 1986-90, and later coached at Hill Murray High School.

U.S. College Hockey Online has a story here.

College Hockey News has a story here.

Chris Dilks of Western College Hockey has a story here.