Head Coach – Andrew Kolb
Andrew was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up playing travel youth hockey his whole life in Ohio as well as Michigan. Kolb brings a wealth of playing experience to the Steel staff this season, pretty much mirroring the path and philosophy the Steel has for its own players. Andrew played for the Toledo Cherokee (NA3HL) from 2007-09 and followed that up with a successful season with the Marquette Rangers of the NAHL (Tier 2). He was promoted to the Muskegon Lumberjacks the following season in the Tier 1 USHL and ended that season with the Michigan Warriors NAHL (Tier 2) losing in the NAHL Robertson Cup Final.
After a very successful junior career, Andrew played college hockey for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (NCAA Division 3) for four years and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science and a minor in Sociology. His teams also qualified for two NCAA National Championship appearances during his tenure, losing in the National Championship game 2014 & 2015. During his college summer breaks, Andrew helped hundreds of youth hockey players develop their skills at the Chris Brooks’ Elite Hockey Camps, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Andrew enters his first season as head coach for the Steel after being an assistant coach for the 2016-17 season. “Andrew did a great job last year for us,” Black said. “He puts in a lot of hours and hard work and gives back to the community. The players really like him. We didn’t have to look any further than Andrew.” Andrew is highly involved in the New Ulm Youth Hockey Association as well.
Andrew resides in New Ulm.
To reach Andrew email him at email@example.com