After former head coach Dean Blais stepped down just a few weeks ago, it was time for UNO hockey to find a new head coach. Today, Omaha announced that Mike Gabinet would become the new head coach of the Mavs.
He's a Maverick to the core and now takes the reins as head coach of his alma mater. Congrats, Coach Gabinet!
— Omaha Hockey (@OmahaHKY) April 5, 2017
“We undertook an extensive search, and Mike rose to the top of our candidate pool because of his detailed, comprehensive approach to creating a sustainable culture of excellence,” Omaha Vice Chancellor of Athletics Trev Alberts said. “He has the passion and understanding of what it means to be a Maverick, and he has the ability to institute the kind of structure and attention to detail that will allow us to be successful in college hockey’s toughest conference.
Gabinet becomes just the third head hockey coach in UNO history. Gabinet has been the Associate Head Coach at UNO since April of 2016.