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Head Coach

Richard McKenna
Head Coach

The 2019-20 season will be the fourth for Richard McKenna as head coach of the UW-Superior men's hockey program. McKenna was named to the position May 11, 2016, becoming just the sixth head coach to lead the Yellowjackets since the program was reinstated in 1965.

In McKenna's first three seasons, he had five players earn All-WIAC honors and helped both Eric Shand and Anton Svensson earn professional contracts.

McKenna came to the Yellowjackets following a season as the head coach and general manager of the New Jersey Titans of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). He led the Titans to a record of 34-22-4 and a second-place finish in the NAHL's East Division in 2015-16.

McKenna began his coaching career as an assistant coach at NCAA Division III Castleton State in Vermont in 2008-09 where he helped the Spartans to a 15-win season and a berth in the ECAC East playoffs. From there, McKenna spent two seasons (2009-11) as an assistant coach at Division III Wesleyan (Middletown, Conn.) before moving to the Division I ranks at UConn. While there, McKenna helped guide the Huskies to the Atlantic Hockey quarterfinals in 2011-12 and then the semifinals in 2012-13.

He moved into the junior game as the assistant coach and assistant general manager of the Muskegon (Michigan) Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League (USHL). There, McKenna worked under head coach and former NHL player Todd Krygier for two seasons, helping the Lumberjacks reach the Clark Cup finals in 2014-15 where they ultimately lost to the Sioux Falls Stampede.

McKenna played his college hockey at Castleton State and graduated from there in 2007.

A native of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., McKenna and his wife Carina reside in Cloquet, Minn. They have three sons -- Declan, Wade and Barrett.



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