The 2011-12 season will be the last on the bench for longtime Acadmey of Holy Angels coach Greg Trebil, who will assume the role of director of hockey operations for both the boys and girls programs, according to a media release from the school.
At the same time, Stars boys associate head coach Billy Hengen will become the boys head coach.
Both positions become effective in 2012-13.
According to the school, in his new role, Trebil will lead the development and implementation of both Stars hockey programs and be responsible for all “off ice” operations. He will have oversight of player and coach development programs, hockey alumni relations, and program promotion.
“Coach Trebil has established a great tradition of hockey here at AHA. We are grateful for all he has done, and we’re looking forward to his new role in helping to maintain and build the best of the tradition in both our boys and girls programs,” said Michael Kautzman, AHA’s director of activities.
Trebil led AHA to five state tournament appearances and two state championships, five section championships and more than a dozen conference championships. About 50 of his players have competed at the college level, some 30 of them in Division I programs. Among them, at least 10 became collegiate team captains.
Hengen is a 2000 Holy Angels grad and hockey alumnus. He became the Stars’ associate head coach last March.
Hengen coached at Holy Angels for three seasons from 2006-2009 as an assistant coach. He was an assistant coach at Providence Academy in Plymouth during the 2010-2011 season, helping Providence to a program-best 18-6-1 record. In 2007 he coached the Blake Bantam B team to a state championship.
Hengen Holy Angels’ all-time leading goal scorer with 102. He also had 118 assists for 220 points in his career.
Hengen played college hockey at St. Cloud State University from 2002 to 2006 where he finished as a top three-point getter and assist leader on the team for three straight seasons. He also tied the school record for most points in a weekend series with eight against Yale and Princeton.
“It is an honor to be on the bench with Coach Trebil in his final season as head coach, and I’m looking forward to working with him in a new role next year,” Hengen said. “He is a legendary coach in Minnesota hockey, and this change in roles will provide a unique and special opportunity for Coach Trebil and Holy Angels.”