Minnesota Scene: Sertich retires after long coaching career

  • Updated: March 17, 2014 - 11:52 PM

Steve Sertich, the longtime hockey coach at Roseville High School who most recently led the Bemidji State women’s program, announced his retirement Monday.

Sertich spent eight seasons behind the BSU bench, winning 81 games. He was the 2009-10 WCHA coach of the year.

Before that, he was at Roseville, first as the boys’ coach (1993-2003 — 156 victories, two state tournament appearances), then as the girls’ coach (2003-2006 — 62 victories, one state appearance).

“I’ve truly enjoyed my time as a teacher and coach at both the high school and Division I levels, and now I look forward to the next chapter of my life,” Sertich said in a news release.

Sertich began his coaching career in 1976 as the boys’ coach at Northfield.

In the spring of 2010, he was inducted into the Minnesota High School Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame.

Jones and Macura share AP honors

Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones and Lakeville North’s JP Macura are the co-winners of the 2014 Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award for boys’ basketball.

Joining Jones and Macura on the AP’s first team were DeLaSalle’s Reid Travis, Osseo’s Wheeler Baker and Grand Rapids’ Alex Illikainen. Illikainen is the only junior; the rest are seniors.

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• Gophers volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon announced the hiring of Matt Houk as an assistant. Houk comes to Minnesota after six years as the head coach at the University of South Dakota.

• Gophers volleyball player Adrianna Nora was one of 12 players named to the United States Collegiate National Team that will compete in Europe from July 8-19, USA Volleyball announced.

• Gymnast Amber See, an Illinois senior from Minnetonka, was named the Big Ten’s event specialist of the week. See placed second on the floor exercise with a score of 9.925 in Illinois’ quad meet versus Nebraska, Ohio State and Michigan State. She also tied for first on the vault (9.900) and was seventh on the beam (9.850).

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