Team Staff Profile - Richard Nagorski
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(M3) Illinois State University
The Redbirds D3 will be led this season by Coach Rick Nagorski. The Minnedosa, Manitoba native grew up 150 miles west of Winnipeg. Coach Nagorski played competitively in Manitoba until turning his focus to chemistry at the University of Brandon in Manitoba. A Ph.D. from the University of Alberta at Edmonton led him to a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of New York at Buffalo. Coach Nagorski strayed from hockey country in 1997 when he took a professorship at Illinois State University in 1997. But hockey came back to him in 2005 when he was an assistant coach with Coach Corley and Coach Ferleyko as the trio restarted the ISU hockey program. Coach Nagorski returned to ISU hockey in 2009, assisting Coach Mussey with the ISU JV team. They led the JV team to a MACHA – Silver playoff appearance and they battled Robert Morris University for the MCHL Title, finishing runner-up.