The North Iowa Outlaws have announced that Garrett Strot has been named the team’s new head coach.
Strot, who served as the Outlaws’ assistant coach this past season, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience behind the bench. A four-year player at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minn., Strot went on to coach Osseo (Minn.) High School for 14 years.
“Garret has a strong background in teaching and developing hockey players and has an intimate knowledge of what it takes to get to the next level,” said Outlaws owner Mark Motz.
“It’s his background in teaching that we’re most excited about, because the Outlaws are dedicated to providing young players with the instruction and knowledge they need to be successful at the next level.”
Strot also brings with him a number of long-standing relationships with people at every level of hockey throughout the United States. A number of players he has helped develop have gone onto the Division I college and professional ranks.
“I’m excited for the opportunity,” said Strot. “The Outlaws are a great organization to work for and I’m looking forward to helping the team continue its success, both on and off the ice.”
“We believe these relationships and Garret’s abilities as a promoter of players will be extremely beneficial to our goal of providing an outlet for young hockey players to achieve their dreams of playing at the collegiate level and beyond,” Motz added.