COACHING STAFF

Michigan Ice Hockey Associate Head Coach Bill Muckalt

BILL MUCKALT

Title: Associate Head Coach

Bill Muckalt enters his second season as associate head coach for the University of Michigan ice hockey team in 2018-19 after being named to the position in the summer of 2017.
A four-year letterwinner (1995-98) and two-time national champion at U-M, Muckalt returns to his alma mater after spending the past two seasons as head coach and general manager of the Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League. Prior to his stint with the Storm, Muckalt served as an assistant coach at Michigan Tech for four years under Pearson after a successful career in the NHL.

"Billy has had great success everywhere he has coached," Pearson said. "Having won two national championships, he is familiar with the winning tradition of Michigan hockey. Billy will be a great addition to our staff, and I'm extremely excited to be bringing him back to Ann Arbor. Our players will really benefit from his experience and knowledge of the game""I am humbled and privileged to be back at Michigan -- it's a special place," said Muckalt. "I'm excited to work with Mel again and looking forward to working with Brian (Wiseman), Steve (Shields) and the rest of the staff. I can't wait to start getting to know our student-athletes and helping them develop and help them reach their dreams and goals. I look forward to embracing the tradition and enriching the future of Michigan Hockey."

The Muckalt File

  • Helped lead Michigan to a 22-15-3 record and an NCAA Frozen Four Berth during his first season behind the bench in 2017-18. The Wolverines advanced to a record 25th Frozen Four on the heels of an NCAA Northeast Regional Championship, where they defeated Northeastern and Boston University.
  • In his two seasons with Tri-City, Muckalt's team recorded 49-46-16-9 record and captured its first Clark Cup in franchise history during the 2015-16 season.
  • During the 2015-16 championship season, Muckalt's team went on a franchise-record 13-game point streak and ended the playoffs with the most goals scored and fewest goals allowed in the USHL.
  • Muckalt became the fifth coach in Tier-1 history of the USHL to win a championship in the first season as head coach, joining current Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill.
  • In 2014-15 alongside Pearson, Muckalt helped guide Michigan Tech to a 29-10-2 record, which was tied for the most wins in college hockey, and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies earned their first No. 1 national ranking since 1976 while boasting the largest goal differential in NCAA DI, with a 1.80 goals against average and 3.51 goals per game.
  • Previously held head coaching positions at the junior level with the Valencia Flyers of the Western States Hockey League (2009-10) and New Mexico Mustangs of the North American Hockey League (2010-11).
  • Began his coaching career at Eastern Michigan with its American Collegiate Hockey Association DI team in 2006-07 before moving up to head coach the following season.
  • Had a five-year NHL career with the Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators and Minnesota Wild. Muckalt tallied 97 career points (40 goals, 57 assists), with his most productive season coming as a rookie with Vancouver when he posted 16 goals and 20 assists in 73 games.
  • Over his four-year career at U-M, helped the Wolverines to 133 wins and two national championships while posting 105 career goals and 226 total points. Ranks seventh in program history with 226 points, sixth in goals (105), and ninth in assists (121). Earned All-America first team honors and was a Hobey Baker Award finalist during senior season in 1997-98.
  • A Surrey, British Columbia, native, Muckalt graduated from Michigan in 1998 with a degree in sports management and communications.

Michigan Ice Hockey Assistant Coach Brian Wiseman

BRIAN WISEMAN

Title: Assistant Coach

Brian Wiseman enters his eighth season as an assistant coach for the University of Michigan ice hockey team in 2017-18; being named to the position in the summer of 2011. His duties include evaluating and recruiting future players, developing on-ice practice plans and implementing in-game strategies.

Wiseman was a standout center for the Wolverines from 1990-91 to 1993-94. Wiseman returned to Michigan in June 2011 after spending the 2010-11 season as an assistant coach for the American Hockey League's Houston Aeros, a Minnesota Wild affiliate. He also served as an assistant coach at Princeton University in 2003-04 under head coach Leonard Quesnelle. Wiseman was a video coach for the Dallas Stars in 2002-03 with head coach Dave Tippett and served as the Michigan ice hockey team's administrative assistant in 2000-01 and '01-02.

The Wiseman File

  • Helped lead Michigan to a 22-15-3 record and an NCAA Frozen Four Berth during his first season behind the bench in 2017-18. The Wolverines advanced to a record 25th Frozen Four on the heels of an NCAA Northeast Regional Championship, where they defeated Northeastern and Boston University.
  • In 2015-16, Wiseman coached Michigan's nation-leading power play unit, as the Wolverines finished the season 48/150 (32.0%) on the man advantage
  • In 2010-11 was an assistant coach for the American Hockey League's Houston Aeros, a Minnesota Wild affiliate. Wiseman helped the Aeros reach the Calder Cup final after a second-place division finish.
  • Wiseman also served as an assistant coach at Princeton University in 2003-04 under head coach Leonard Quesnelle. Wiseman was a video coach for the Dallas Stars in 2002-03 with head coach Dave Tippett and served as the Michigan ice hockey team's administrative assistant in 2000-01 and '01-02.
  • In 166 career games for the Maize and Blue, Wiseman racked up 348 points, which rank third all-time for the program. His 164 assists are second best in U-M annals. A member of the U-M Deker Blue Line Club Hall of Fame, he is one of just seven U-M players to notch 50 assists in one season (1993-94).
  • Was a member of U-M's first CCHA regular-season championship team (1991-92) and its first CCHA Tournament winner (1994), and won a second CCHA regular-season crown in 1993-94. His four years at Michigan started the school's streak of 21 consecutive NCAA Tournament berths, a national record. His teams reached the 1992 and 1993 Frozen Four.
  • As a senior captain in 1993-94, he led U-M in scoring (19-50-69), was voted a Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist, earned All-America first team, and picked up All-CCHA first team recognition.
  • A selection of the New York Rangers in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft (12th round, 257th overall), Wiseman appeared in three NHL games, all with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1996-97.
  • He had six strong seasons between the International Hockey League and the American Hockey League. In 446 career minor league games, he totaled 515 points on 145 goals and 370 assists. In 1998-99, he was the IHL's leading scorer and Most Valuable Player while leading the Aeros to the Turner Cup. He also captained the Aeros in 1999-2000.

A native of Chatham, Ontario, Wiseman and his wife, Brandee, reside in Ann Arbor with their two daughters Chloe and Cameron.


Michigan Ice Hockey Volunteer Assistant Coach Steve Shields

STEVE SHIELDS

Title: Volunteer Assistant Coach

Steve Shields enters his fourth season as goaltending coach for the University of Michigan ice hockey team in 2018-19 after being named to the position in the spring of 2015.

The Shields File

  • Helped lead Michigan to a 22-15-3 record and an NCAA Frozen Four Berth during the 2017-18 season. The Wolverines advanced to a record 25th Frozen Four on the heels of an NCAA Northeast Regional Championship, where they defeated Northeastern and Boston University.
  • During the 2017-18 season, helped establish Hayden Lavigne as one of the top goaltenders in the country, where the sophomore was named Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year Finalist, Northeast Regional All-Tournament Team (3/25), Big Ten Honorable Mention (3/13), Hero Sports Hero of the Week (2/22), NCAA Third Star of the Week (2/20) and Two-time Big Ten First Star of the Week (1/23) (2/20) all within the last two and a half months of the season.
  • Following the end of his playing career, Shields has been involved in the development of hockey players of all levels. He served under Mel Pearson as a volunteer assistant coach at Michigan Tech for two seasons from 2011-2013 before joining the Florida Panthers as a goaltending consultant in the summer of 2013.
  • Shields had a standout four-year career at Michigan 1990-94, becoming the first NCAA goalie to ever reach 100 career wins with the Wolverines at 111, a record surpassed by Marty Turco '98 (125 wins) in the NCAA record book.
  • A classmate of current Michigan assistant coach Brian Wiseman, Shields helped lead the hockey program back to prominence, as part of first class in Red Berenson's tenure to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament in four straight seasons.
  • With Shields in net, Michigan won two regular-season Central Collegiate Hockey Association titles and made back-to-back Frozen Four appearances in 1992-93. Shields earned All-CCHA First Team and All-America Second Team recognition as both a junior and senior.
  • A Buffalo Sabres draft pick, Shields played 12 years of professional hockey, including 10 seasons as a goaltender in the NHL from 1996-2006.
  • The North Bay, Ontario, native played for six different NHL teams (Buffalo, San Jose, Anaheim, Boston, Florida and Atlanta), appearing in 246 games with an 80-104-40 career record, a 2.67 goals-against average and .907 save percentage.
  • During his time as a player, Shields was taught by four of the hockey world's most respected goaltending coaches: Mitch Korn (Buffalo), Warren Strelow (San Jose), Wayne Thomas (San Jose) and Francois Allaire (Anaheim).

Michigan Ice Hockey Director of Operations Rick Bancroft

RICK BANCROFT

Title: Director of Operations

Hired by Athletic Department: 1991
Credentials: MS, AT, ATC, FMS-1, 3DMAPS

Previous Experience

  • 1991 - 2018 Head Athletic Trainer, University of Michigan
  • 1990 - 1991 Athletic Trainer, Catholic Central High School

Education

  • Master of Science, University of North Dakota, 1990
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan, 1987

Professional Certifications

  • Board of Certification Certified Athletic Trainer
  • State of Michigan Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • American Red Cross Instructor
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider
  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid
  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Certified (FMS-1)
  • Three-Dimensional Movement Assessment and Performance System (3DMAPS)
  • Owens Recovery Science Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation

Professional Memberships

  • National Athletic Trainer's Association
  • Michigan Athletic Trainer's Society
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainer's Association

Hometown: Dryden, Michigan


Michigan Ice Hockey Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Joe Maher

JOE MAHER

Title: Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Hired by Athletic Department: 2013

Education

  • M.Ed. - Physical Education/Strength and Conditioning, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, 2005
  • B.S. - Exercise Science, University of Rhode Island, 2003

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, (NSCA), 2004
  • USA Weightlifting Club Coach, 2005
  • USA Hockey Level 3, 2006
  • Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach, (NSCA), 2014
  • CPR/AED

Professional Experience

  • Associate Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Yale University, 2007-2013
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of Richmond, 2005-2007
  • Graduate Assistant, USA Weightlifting Development Center, LSU-Shreveport, 2004-2005
  • Assistant Sport Physiologist (Intern), USOC, 2003

Athletic Experience / Interests

  • Four-Year Member of Ice Hockey Team at University of Rhode Island, 1999-2003, Olympic Weightlifting, Baseball, Football
  • My Kids, Fishing, Boating, Hunting, Camping

Sport Assignments: Ice Hockey, Rowing


Michigan Ice Hockey Athletic Trainer Brian Brewster

BRIAN BREWSTER

Title: Athletic Trainer

Year Hired by Athletic Department: 2018
Credentials: MAT, AT, ATC

Previous Experience

  • 2016 - 2018, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine & Performance, Michigan Tech University
  • 2007 - 2016, Coordinator of Sports Medicine, UP Heath Portage
  • 2005 - 2007, Staff Athletic Trainer, Portage Health
  • 2002 - 2005, Staff Athletic Trainer, Hastings College

Education

  • Doctorate in Athletic Training, AT Still University, Expected graduation Fall 2019
  • Master of Arts, Hastings College, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2000

Professional Certifications

  • Board of Certification Certified Athletic Trainer
  • State of Michigan Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • American Heart CPR/AED Instructor

Professional Memberships

  • National Athletic Trainers' Association
  • Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society
  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association
  • Profession Hockey Athletic Trainers Society

Professional Interests: Hip / Groin Injury, Manual Therapy, Human Body Movement / Biomechanics
Hometown: Butte, Nebraska
Hobbies: Golf, Traveling, Running

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