Hamline announces coaching change

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ST. PAUL, Minn.  – Hamline University athletic officials announced today that Doc DelCastillo will be leaving his position as Hamline’s head men’s hockey coach. DelCastillo has been head coach of the Division III Pipers for the past two seasons.

“Doc has been a passionate leader of the men’s hockey program, and we wish him the very best as he pursues other coaching opportunities,” said Jason Verdugo, athletic director at Hamline University.

“We are, however, ready to move in a new direction with the men’s hockey program, and we are very excited about the opportunities we see for the future.”

Prior to Hamline, DelCastillo spent three seasons coaching junior hockey in Alexandria, Minnesota. He has also served as a college head coach in Alaska-Fairbanks and as an assistant coach at St. Cloud State and Nebraska-Omaha.  

“I would like to thank Hamline University for the opportunity the past two years,” DelCastillo said. “I wish the hockey program and the student-athletes the best of luck in the future.”

Hamline University belongs to the NCAA Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, one of the most competitive conferences in the nation. Hamline supports 19 intercollegiate athletic teams for men and women.