April 16, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Steve Rohlik, associate head coach for the Ohio State men’s hockey program the last three seasons, has been named the interim head coach for the program, Chris Schneider, senior associate athletics director for sport administration, announced Tuesday.

Rohlik joined the Ohio State staff in 2010 after 10 seasons on the coaching staff at Minnesota Duluth (2001-10) where the squad advanced to two NCAA tournaments, including a Frozen Four appearance in 2004, and won the 2009 WCHA playoff title. He coached three seasons at Nebraska-Omaha (1998-2000) and spent one year on the Wisconsin staff (1991). He served as the head coach at Hill-Murray High School, his alma mater, from 1993-97, after spending a year as an assistant coach at Stillwater High School (1991-92).

A native of St. Paul, Minn., Rohlik is a 1990 graduate of Wisconsin. He was a two-time captain for the squad’s hockey program and won a national title as a senior. He was a sixth-round selection by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.