Tim Coghlin

Last updated
Tim Coghlin
Current position
Title Head coach
Team St. Norbert
Conference NCHA
Biographical details
Born (1964-03-24) March 24, 1964 (age 59) [1]
Summerland, British Columbia
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
Playing career
1985–1989Wisconsin–Stevens Point
1990–1991 Fife Flyers
Position(s) Defenseman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991-1993Wisconsin–Stevens Point (assistant)
1993–present St. Norbert
Head coaching record
Overall596–157–58 (.771) [2]
Accomplishments and honors
NCHA Regular Season Champion (16):
1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2019

NCHA North Division Champion (5):
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

NCHA Tournament Champion (15):
1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019

NCAA Division III National Champion (7):
1989 (player), 1993 (assistant), 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018
2008 Edward Jeremiah Award
2011 Edward Jeremiah Award

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.


Hockey player

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 was assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals for the remainder of the year, though he didn't appear in any games. He injured his shoulder in training camp the following fall and ended up missing the entire season. In 1990, he played for the Fife Flyers as a player and assistant coach. [4]

Hockey coach

Coghlin returned to Stevens Point in 1991 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] After the '93 championship, he was named head coach for the 5-year-old program at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, and has been there ever since (as of 2021). 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 at the time. 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] When St Norbert suspended operations for the 2020–21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was just 4 victories shy of 600 for his career and possessed the best winning percentage of any coach with at least 400 wins. [8]


Regular season and playoffs

  Regular Season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1982–83 Shuswap Totems BCJHL 54235275108
1983–84 Shuswap Totems BCJHL 52214566124
1984–85 Salmon Arm Totems BCJHL 229182735
1985–86 Wisconsin–Stevens Point NCHA 246131922
1986–87 Wisconsin–Stevens Point NCHA 213242759
1987–88 Wisconsin–Stevens Point NCHA 304252968
1988–89 Wisconsin–Stevens Point NCHA 308253364
1990–91 Fife Flyers BHL 174111534
BCJHL totals12853115168267
NCAA totals1052187108213

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
St. Norbert Green Knights (Independent)(1993–1994)
1993–94 St. Norbert 10–9–1
St. Norbert:10–9–1
St. Norbert Green Knights (NCHA)(1994–present)
1994–95 St. Norbert 10–14–36–12–26th NCHA Quarterfinal
1995–96 St. Norbert 12–13–29–9–24th NCHA Semifinal
1996–97 St. Norbert 21–9–116–4–01st NCHA Semifinal
1997–98 St. Norbert 27–6–017–3–01st NCAA Quarterfinals
1998–99 St. Norbert 25–5–312–2–21st NCAA Quarterfinals
1999–00 St. Norbert 22–5–210–3–12nd NCHA Semifinal
2000–01 St. Norbert 18–8–39–4–13rd NCHA Semifinal
2001–02 St. Norbert 23–5–312–0–21st NCAA Quarterfinals
2002–03 St. Norbert 27–2–212–1–11st NCAA Frozen Four
2003–04 St. Norbert 27–3–211–2–11st NCAA Runner-Up
2004–05 St. Norbert 24–4–312–0–21st NCAA Quarterfinals
2005–06 St. Norbert 25–5–210–2–21st NCAA Runner-Up
2006–07 St. Norbert 25–4–210–3–1T–1st NCAA Semifinals
2007–08 St. Norbert 27–1–410–0–41st NCAA Champion
2008–09 St. Norbert 19–8–18–5–14th NCHA Semifinal
2009–10 St. Norbert 24–4–314–2–21st NCAA Runner-Up
2010–11 St. Norbert 25–4–114–3–11st NCAA Champion
2011–12 St. Norbert 21–5–512–4–21st NCAA Champion
2012–13 St. Norbert 23–6–113–4–12nd NCAA Quarterfinals
2013–14 St. Norbert 28–3–116–2–01st NCAA Champion
2014–15 St. Norbert 20–6–213–4–12nd NCHA Runner-Up
2015–16 St. Norbert 25–4–217–2–1T–1st NCAA Runner-Up
2016–17 St. Norbert 22–6–114–3–12nd NCAA Frozen Four
2017–18 St. Norbert 27–4–115–3–02nd NCAA Champion
2018–19 St. Norbert 23–5–314–3–11st NCAA Quarterfinals
2019–20 St. Norbert 18–9–113–7–03rd NCHA Runner-Up
2021–22 St. Norbert
St. Norbert:586–148–57319–87–32

      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

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Edward Jeremiah Award
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