UMD announces Laura Schuler as next women’s hockey head coach

On Wednesday the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) named Laura Schuler their next women’s hockey head coach.

Schuler becomes the third head coach in the program’s 25 year history. She takes over for Maura Crowell who led the team from 2015-2023. Shannon Miller was their first head coach (1999-2015).

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A Scarborough, Ontario native, Schuler just completed her third consecutive season as associate head coach of the Bulldogs. In total, she spent 10 seasons on the bench for UMD beginning as an assistant coach in 2008 until 2015. She then went on to serve three seasons as head coach of Dartmouth College from 2016-2020, with one year off to guide the Canadian Olympic team in the 2018 Olympics. Schuler then returned to UMD in 2021 as the Bulldogs associate head coach.

Schuler played a part in leading UMD to six NCAA Division I national tournaments, including three NCAA Frozen Fours and an NCAA championship title in 2010.

She will be officially introduced during a press conference Thursday at 3 p.m. at AMSOIL Arena. Follow WDIO for coverage of that event. For UMD’s full story, Click Here.