Steve Rohlik

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Steve Rohlik
Born (1968-05-15) May 15, 1968 (age 50)
Saint Paul, MN, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
NHL Draft 151st overall, 1986
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1986–1992
Sport(s) Ice hockey
Current position
Team Ohio State
Biographical details
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison
Playing career
1986-1990 Wisconsin
1991-1992 Knoxville Cherokees
Position(s) Left Wing
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–1991 Wisconsin (Assistant)
1991–1992 Stillwater Area High School (Assistant)
1992–1997 Hill-Murray School
1997–2000 Nebraska–Omaha (Assistant)
2000–2010 Minnesota–Duluth (Assistant)
2010–2013 Ohio State (Associate)
2013–present Ohio State
Head coaching record
Overall 93–73–23 (.553) [College]
Tournaments 2–2 (.500)
Accomplishments and honors
1990 WCHA Tournament MVP
2018 Big Ten Coach of the Year

Steve Rohlik is an American ice hockey head coach and former player. In April 2013 he became head coach in charge of the men's program at Ohio State.[1]


Rohlik got his start at the college level as a player for Wisconsin in the late '80's. He spent four years playing for the Badgers, spending two campaigns as team captain and winning a national title in his senior season. After graduating with a degree in Communications/Journalism Rohlik became an assistant for his alma mater for a year before pursuing an abbreviated professional career with the Knoxville Cherokees. During that year he also served as an assistant with Stillwater Area High School but left to become the head coach for the Hill-Murray School, a secondary school near his home town.

In 1997 Rohlik left Minnesota and returned to the college ranks as an assistant for the new program at Nebraska–Omaha under Mike Kemp. Rohlik remained with the Mavericks for three seasons before he accepted a similar position with Minnesota–Duluth with their new bench boss, Scott Sandelin. Rohlik worked for the Bulldogs for a decade, leaving the year before the program won its first national title, to become an associate coach with Ohio State beneath his former college teammate Mark Osiecki. For three years the Buckeyes struggled to achieve the .500 mark and in 2013 Osiecki was let go. Nine days after his future with the program became uncertain Rohlik was hired as the head coach.[2]

When Rohlik took over he did so just in time for the Buckeyes to start competing in the Big Ten. In his first year Rohlik got the Buckeyes to record their first winning season in five years[3] and finished as the Runner-Up in the inaugural conference tournament. Over the next two years the Buckeyes had losing records but Rohlik managed to get his team to win a conference tournament game in each year. In his fourth season the Buckeyes finally got back into the NCAA tournament, posting a 21-win season in the process. He is signed to be the head coach at Ohio State through 2021.[4]

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 31 3 0 3 34
1987–88 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 44 3 10 13 59
1988–89 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 44 11 14 25 44
1989–90 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 46 16 23 40 52
1991–92 Knoxville Cherokees ECHL 6 1 3 4 4
NCAA totals 165 33 47 80 189

Head coaching record


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten) (2013–present)
2013–14 Ohio State 18–14–5 6–9–5–4 4th Big Ten Runner-Up
2014–15 Ohio State 14–19–3 8–11–1–0 5th Big Ten Semifinals
2015–16 Ohio State 14–18–4 8–8–4–1 4th Big Ten Semifinals
2016–17 Ohio State 21–12–6 11–8–1–1 3rd NCAA West Regional Semifinals
2017–18 Ohio State 26–10–5 14–8–2–1 2nd NCAA Frozen Four
Ohio State: 93–73–23 47–42–13
Total: 93–73–23

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Steve Rohlik". Ohio State Buckeyes. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  2. ^ "Rohlik's long road to a head coaching position complete". 2013-04-29. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  3. ^ "Ohio State Men's Hockey Team History". Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  4. ^ "Ohio State coach Rohlik signs extension through 2020-21 season". 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bill Pye
WCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament
Succeeded by
Bill Pye
Preceded by
Tony Granato
Big Ten Coach of the Year
Succeeded by
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