SNC names Brandt as assoc. hockey coach

Andy Brandt (Photo courtesy Atlanta Gladiators)

DE PERE (WLUK) -- St. Norbert College named Wisconsin alum Andy Brandt as associate head coach for the men's hockey team.

Brandt arrives at St. Norbert after spending the last two-and-a-half seasons as the head coach and general manager of the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL. He was also an assistant coach with the Gladiators for the 2013-14 season and into the 2014-15 season before being promoted. He played for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2003-07, and was a member of the national championship squad of 2006, before playing minor league hockey for seven years.

"My family and I are excited and honored to have the opportunity to join such a prestigious program," Brandt said in a statement. "I was thrilled when the opportunity arose to coach at the collegiate level with St. Norbert and I'm eager to jump in and get started.

"Andy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to St. Norbert College," said head coach Tim Coghlin. "He experienced Division I hockey at its highest level with the national championship at Wisconsin, and most recently completed his time as a player and coach in the ECHL. He has a clear understanding of player development and how to reach the next level."

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