Ryan Egan – Head Coach
Ryan Egan enters his 2nd season as the head coach and general manager of the Coulee Region Chill, a proud member of the NAHL.
Most recently Egan was the head coach of the La Crosse Freeze of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL). He had a lot of success leading the Freeze in their first two years in La Crosse, taking them to the playoffs both years. In his first season as head coach in 2014-15 he went 28-14-5 before falling in the first round of the playoffs. In 2015-16 he impoved the Freeze’s record, finishing 32-15 before falling in the 2nd round of the playoffs to the eventual defending Silver Cup Champions.
Egan is a 2003 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. There, Egan was a member of the varsity hockey team and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance. He is also certified to teach physical education grades K-12.
Egan has coached at the Youth, High School, AAA Midget, Junior A, and Division III college levels. He spent three seasons at River Falls High School, three seasons with the Omaha Energy as head coach and program director, and two seasons as head coach of the San Antonio Diablos Junior A hockey program. His last position before joining the La Crosse Freeze was the assistant coach at Saint Mary’s University in Winona, MN for 5 years.
Coach Egan and his wife Melissa reside in Onalaska, WI with their two sons, Jackson and Weston.
Cell Phone: (402) 306-8392
Taylor Ward – Assistant Coach
Cell Phone: (952) 356-7996