The BGSU Athletic Department announced Saturday morning that they have named Ty Eigner as the next Head Coach of the Bowling Green hockey program.
Eigner, who has spent the past nine seasons as an assistant coach under the departed Chris Bergeron, is a 1993 graduate of Bowling Green. After a four year career as a Falcon, Eigner spent the next three seasons playing professionally in the CHL and ECHL. The next 14 years were spent coaching high schools in Minnesota as both an assistant and head coach before being hired by Bowling Green in 2010.
The time spent coaching in Minnesota has been key to the Falcons’ recruiting efforts. The Falcons routinely bring in players from the talent-heavy state including Max Johnson and Taylor Schneider. Eigner handled coaching the defensemen during his time under Bergeron, coaching blue liners Sean Walker and Mark Friedman to the NHL and saw Alec Rauhauser become an All-American during his sophomore season.
Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Dan Bylsma and RIT head coach Wayne Wilson were reportedly in the running for the position as well before Eigner’s promotion was announced.
Eigner was quoted in the university’s release with the following:
“I am incredibly humbled and very proud that President Rodney Rogers, Bob Moosbrugger, and Jim Elsasser have the confidence in me to be the next head coach of the hockey program. I was fortunate to play for the winningest coach in college hockey history, Jerry York, and now I get the chance to lead this program. Bowling Green has an incredible hockey history. I am confident that with the coaching staff dedicated to teaching and development, we will take the next steps towards being a championship program.”
Eigner will be introduced officially Tuesday at 1:30 at a press conference.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.