Matt Loen
Matt Loen
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (715) 836-4516
Email: loenmj@uwec.edu
Season: 8th Year
  • Hockey program's ninth head coach in history
    • Served as interim head coach in 2007-08 before earning permanent position
    • Served as assistant coach for the Blugolds for two seasons (2005-07)
  • UW-Eau Claire won the 2012-13 NCAA Division III National Championship in Lake Placid, New York
    • Was named the USCHO and D3hockey.com National Coach of the Year
    • Blugolds also won the NCHA and WIAC conference championships in 2012-13
  • Loen ranks 12th on the all-time WIAC coaches wins list
    • Been named the WIAC Coach of the Year in 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13
    • Also been named NCHA Coach of the Year in 2010-11 and 2012-13
    • Loen is the school’s all-time leader in wins (103) and winning percentage (55.9%).  Loen has an overall record of 103-80-13.
    • Loen is the second-longest tenured coach in school history trailing only Ian Perrin who coached nine seasons (1990-99).
  • Under Loen, a number of Blugolds have earned post-season honors
  • All-NCHA: 10 first team, 12 honorable mention
  • NCHA All-Academic: total of 34
  • All-WIAC: 17 first team, 19 honorable mention
  • WIAC Scholar-Athlete:  Johnathan Kearns (2010-11), Tyler Jundt (2011-12), Jordan Singer (2012-13)
  • Four All-Americans:  Jack Callahan (1st team 2013), Jordan Singer (1st team 2013), Brandon Stephenson (1st team 2013), David Donnellan (2nd team 2014)
  • One Academic All-American (Jordan Singer, 2012-13)
  • Playing Experience
  • College at UW-Eau Claire (1991-95)
    • First team All-American and the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Year in 1994-95
    • First team All-NCHA selection in 1993-94 and 1994-95
    • All-Wisconsin State University Conference (WSUC) selection in 1993-94
    • Team MVP in 1994-95
  • Played in over 500 games professionally
    • Rookie of the Year in the United Hockey League (UHL) for the Madison Monsters
    • Played for Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the American Hockey League (AHL), the top farm team for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks
    • Played for Milwaukee Admirals of the International Hockey League (IHL), the top team in Nashville Predators' farm system
    • Multiple-time minor league All-Star
  • Married to Carla; Has one son (Max) and one daughter (Emma)

Updated 8/14/14