Josh Berge named head coach at M1 Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma Hockey team is pleased to announce that Oklahoma City native Josh Berge has agreed to become Head Coach.  Coach Berge comes to OU from the Valencia Flyers of the WSHL where he amassed a record of 172 wins, 62 losses, and 13 OTL over four seasons.  Before his time with Valencia, he was an assistant coach for the Lincoln Stars of the USHL.  While with the Stars, Berge also served as head coach of the Stars High School program and the lead coach for the Stars developmental program. 

Prior to his coaching career, Berge played in the USHL for the Lincoln Stars and the Tri City Storm and served as team captain for all but one of his four seasons in the league. He received a scholarship offer to play for Minnesota State University at the conclusion of his junior career but had to decline due to injuries.

Having played, worked, and learned from some of the best coaches in the game, Berge brings a remarkable amount of experience and knowledge with him to OU. His philosophy is that of a well-conditioned, disciplined team with extra attention paid to hard work and integrity. Having had success and captained a team at the highest level of junior hockey in America, Coach Berge knows what it takes to help a hockey team flourish.

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