Ryan Egan – Head Coach
Ryan Egan enters his 1st 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
Alex North – Assistant Coach
Alex North is in his 1st season as a Coulee Region Chill assistant coach. He’s from Faribault, MN and he graduated from Saint Mary’s Univeristy in Winona, MN with a bachelors degree in Sport Management.
North played his high school hockey at Shattuck St. Mary’s in Faribault. After high school he played junior hockey for Bismarck in the NAHL and the Winkler Flyers in the Manitoba Jr. Hockey League. He then went on to play college hockey at Saint Mary’s University. While there his playing days were cut short due to injury and he soon joined the Cardinal coaching staff with current head coach and general manager of the Chill, Ryan Egan.
Since leaving Saint Mary’s University Alex has spent two years in the NA3HL. In 2013-14 he helped lead the North Iowa Bulls to a Silver Cup Championship as well as a runner-up finish at the 2013 National Championships and most recently with the La Crosse Freeze, finishing the season as runner-up in the Central Division to the eventual Silver Cup Champion North Iowa Bulls.
Alex resides in La Crosse, WI.
Cell Phone: (612) 850-9648