Aberdeen names Scott Langer new head coach
April 13, 2016
Previously the head coach in Topeka and Santa Fe in the NAHL, Scott Langer now takes over head coaching duties for the Aberdeen Wings.
The Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) have completed their Head Coach search and have hired Coach Scott Langer. He becomes the 4th Head Coach in franchise history, and was signed to a three-year contract.
Langer has been coaching for 19 years, and served the last 12 of those seasons as Head Coach and General Manager of the NAHL Topeka Road Runners. He has a combined record of 437 wins, 179 loses, and 60 OTL in those 12 seasons, with an impressive .691 win percentage. 10 of those seasons had over 30 wins, while 4 of them had over 40 wins.
Named NAHL GM of the year in 2010, and Coach of the Year in 2011, Langer has also been a coach at the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament 8 times. He has a very successful track record for graduating student-athletes and has helped place over 200 junior hockey players into NCAA college programs or Professional hockey. In 2015, Coach Langer had a player drafted 90th overall in the NHL draft. Langer’s teams have finished no less than second place in their division, including several Division Championships, 1 Regular Season League Championship, and 2 trips to the Robertson Cup Tournament.
“Scott Langer brings a wealth of success and experience to the Wings that we hope will propel our team to a level that the great fans of Aberdeen deserve,” stated Wings owner Greg Odde. "Our goal is and has been to be one of the top teams in the NAHL. We look forward to continuing this mission with Scott."
Coach Langer is thrilled to join the Wings organization, “Once I met the Odde family, it was easy to see that their organization is committed to doing things the right way. They truly share the same goals and philosophies that I have always had for myself as a coach, and for my team. I knew Aberdeen was the right fit. My family and I are very excited to be part of the Wings family.”