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Rud one of six finalists for SCSU women’s job

Published: May 22, 2014, 3:50 pm, by Joe Paisley

Rud2010-11gb31CC assistant Eric Rud is one of six finalists for the open St. Cloud State women’s hockey head coaching position.

On-campus interviews concluded on Wednesday. An announcement is expected soon.

Rud was a St. Cloud State men’s assistant (2005-10) and at CC since June 2011. The former Tigers All-American defenseman spent the 2010-11 season leading the Green Bay Gamblers of the junior U.S. Hockey League.

Other SCSU finalists include current Huskies women’s assistant Jim Fetter, 1980 Miracle on Ice player and former SCSU men’s assistant John Harrington, current Wisconsin women’s assistant Daniel Koch, four-time Olympian Jenny Potter and high school coach Tracy Cassano, a former Minnesota women’s standout.

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association program has three winning seasons since it started in 1998. Its league has won 14 of 16 NCAA championships since its founding in 1999.