Mike Hastings (ice hockey)

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Mike Hastings
Hastings in April 2023
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamWisconsin Badgers
ConferenceBig Ten
Biographical details
Born (1966-02-03) February 3, 1966 (age 57)
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
Alma materSt. Cloud State University
Playing career
1986–1988St. Cloud State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–1992St. Cloud State (Assistant)
1992–1993Omaha Lancers (Assistant)
1993–1994St. Cloud State (Assistant)
1994–2008Omaha Lancers
2003, 2005US World Junior Team (Assistant)
2008–2009Minnesota (Assistant)
2009–2012Nebraska–Omaha (Assistant)
2012–2023Minnesota State
2022US Olympic Team (Assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall309–113–25 (.719) [College]
Tournaments5–8 (.385)
Accomplishments and honors

Mike Hastings (born February 3, 1966) is an American ice hockey coach at the collegiate level. Since 2023, he has been the head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey team. He was head coach of the Minnesota State Mavericks men's ice hockey team from 2012 to 2023.


Hastings was the head coach of the Omaha/River City Lancers from 1994 to 2008 where he was twice named the USHL Coach of the Year (1996–97 and 2001–02)[1] and five times was named the USHL General Manager of the Year (1997, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2008).[2]

After a successful 14-year run in the USHL Hastings returned to the college ranks, joining the staff at Minnesota as an assistant for a year before becoming an associate head coach at Nebraska–Omaha. After three years with the Mavericks Hastings accepted the head coaching position at Minnesota State. When Hastings arrived in Mankato the program had only one winning season in the previous nine years and he immediately turned the program around. In his first year the team doubled their win total, going 24–14–3 and making the second NCAA tournament appearance since joining Division I in 1996.[3] The team improved in each of the next two seasons, winning the WCHA tournament both years and was the #1 seed in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

In the 2021 Tournament, Hastings and Minnesota State won 2 games on their way to the Frozen Four. Hastings' 5 consecutive 20+ win seasons to start his career led to Minnesota State giving him a 10-year contract extension in the spring of 2017.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]


Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Minnesota State Mavericks (WCHA) (2012–2021)
2012–13 Minnesota State 24–14–3 16–11–1 t-4th NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals
2013–14 Minnesota State 26–14–1 20–7–1 2nd NCAA Northeast Regional semifinals
2014–15 Minnesota State 29–8–3 21–4–3 1st NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals
2015–16 Minnesota State 21–13–7 16–5–6 t-1st WCHA Runner-Up
2016–17 Minnesota State 22–13–4 15–9–4–2 3rd WCHA semifinals
2017–18 Minnesota State 29–10–1 22–5–1–0 1st NCAA West Regional semifinals
2018–19 Minnesota State 32–8–2 22–5–1–1 1st NCAA East Regional semifinals
2019–20 Minnesota State 31–5–2 23–4–1–1 1st Tournament cancelled
2020–21 Minnesota State 22–5–1 13–1–0 1st NCAA Frozen Four
Minnesota State Mavericks (CCHA) (2021–2023)
2021–22 Minnesota State 38–6–0 23–3–0 1st NCAA Runner-Up
2022–23 Minnesota State 25–13–1 16–9–1 1st NCAA West Regional Semifinal
Minnesota State: 299–109–25 207–63–19
Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten) (2023–present)
2023–24 Wisconsin 10–4–0 4–2–0
Wisconsin: 10–4–0 4–2–0
Total: 309–113–25

      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


  1. ^ USHL Coach of the Year :: USHL.COM Archived 2010-10-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ USHL General Manager of the Year :: USHL.COM Archived 2010-10-18 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Minnesota State Men's Hockey Team History". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  4. ^ "Minnesota State Pays Up to Keep Mike Hastings". SB Nation. 2017-03-29. Retrieved 2017-06-02.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Spencer Penrose Award
2020–21, 2021–22
Succeeded by
Preceded by WCHA Coach of the Year
Succeeded by
Preceded by CCHA Coach of the Year
Succeeded by