SLUH has announced that Steve Walters will serve as the new head coach for the varsity ice hockey team. Walters, an assistant coach for the team since 2017 and interim head coach this past season, brings extensive coaching experience to an already robust SLUH ice hockey program.
"We are excited that Steve has accepted the opportunity to be our next varsity ice hockey coach," says SLUH Athletic Director Chris Muskopf '91. “His leadership, devotion to SLUH and SLUH hockey, and desire to create positive experiences for our hockey players were evident during his season as interim coach. He has the program positioned to build on its history and tradition."
Walters’ experience includes stints with St. Louis Rockets AA as head coach, coaching director and president; St. Louis Blues AAA head coach; and Chesterfield Falcons Central States Development League head coach. In addition, he served as head coach for the SLUH JV ice hockey team from 2012-15, earning state championships at that level in 2012 and 2013. He is the father of two SLUH graduates and former ice hockey players (Nick ’13 and Brendan ‘15).
"I am excited and honored to be named the head coach for SLUH Hockey," says Walters. "This is a valuable opportunity and I look forward to building upon the strong tradition of SLUH and SLUH Hockey.”