Brett PetersenStaff

Director of Club Sports and Ice Rink Manager in Athletics

Brett Petersen is in his 21st season as the head coach of the Gustavus Adolphus men's hockey team for the 2020-21 season.

In his 20-year tenure behind the Gustavus bench, Petersen has compiled a 247-228-57 overall record. His 247 wins at Gustavus rank second behind legendary coach Don Roberts. He has been named MIAC Coach of the Year three times, once in 2001-02 after helping the Gusties make the jump from ninth place the year before to a second place finish in the conference, again in 2009-10 after leading the Gusties to their first MIAC title since 1993, and in 2017-18 after reaching the MIAC playoff championship game with seven more wins than the previous season. While at Gustavus, Petersen has worked with 23 All-Conference players, three MIAC Player of the Year recipients, nine AHCA All-Americans and one National Player of the Year (David Martinson, 2010).

Petersen, a Roseville, Minnesota native, started his coaching career with the St. Paul Vulcans of the United States Hockey League (USHL) from 1992-1994. He was named assistant coach at St. Cloud State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) in the spring of 1994. During his six years at St. Cloud State, he coordinated the recruiting process for head coach Craig Dahl, while also being closely involved with practice planning, player development and bench coaching.

In the classroom, Petersen received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Denver in 1992 and his Master of Science degree in athletic administration in 2000 from St. Cloud State. He was a four-year letter winner in hockey while at Denver and was named to the WCHA All-Academic team for three years. Petersen served as the team's assistant captain during his junior and senior seasons.

Petersen had the opportunity to represent USA Hockey on several difference occasions during his playing career including the U.S. Olympic Festival in Oklahoma City in 1990 and the World University Games in Sapporo, Japan in 1991. He was drafted by the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL), but did not play professional hockey.

Along with his coaching duties at Gustavus, Petersen's responsibilities include managing Lund Arena, the College's multi-purpose facility that houses the ice sheet from October through March for team practices and games. The facility is then used for physical education classes, concerts and conventions the rest of the year.

Brett lives in St. Peter with his wife, Linda, and their daughters, Katherine and Natalie.

Season     Overall    MIAC

2000-01   6-16-3    3-11-2

2001-02   14-9-4    9-4-4

2002-03   14-12-1   8-7-1

2003-04   12-11-3   9-5-2

2004-05   10-14-1   7-8-1

2005-06   14-11-1   9-7-0

2006-07   11-13-2   9-6-1

2007-08   13-12-1   10-6-0

2008-09   19-11-0   10-6-0

2009-10   20-7-2     12-2-2

2010-11   15-10-2   8-6-2

2011-12   17-7-5     8-5-3

2012-13   17-8-3     9-5-2

2013-14   16-7-4     12-3-1

2014-15   8-9-8       5-4-4

2015-16   6-14-5     5-8-3

2016-17   5-15-5     4-10-2

2017-18   12-13-3   9-7-0

2018-19   7-17-1     4-11-1

2019-20   11-12-3   7-7-2

Total    247-228-57   157-128-34

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HES-156 Men's Hockey 47 2024/SP, 2023/SP, 2022/SP, 2021/SP, 2020/SP, 2019/SP, 2018/SP, 2017/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, and 2001/SP
HES-281 Men's Hockey Practicum 46 2022/FA, 2022/SP, 2021/FA, 2021/SP, 2020/FA, 2020/SP, 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2017/JN, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/FA, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, and 2000/FA
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.