(Argo Athletics Media Release)
GREAT FALLS, Mont. – A big step has been taken in the formation of the previously announced University of Providence women’s ice hockey program with the hiring of the school’s first Women’s Ice Hockey Head Coach. The longtime coach of the Great Falls Thunder women’s hockey team, Ryne Hueth, will take that role at UP, joining former Great Falls American’s Head Coach Jeff Heimel as pillars of the local hockey community to join Argo athletics.
“As a local hockey enthusiast, Ryne possesses an easygoing, yet knowledgeable personality, that will mold well with female athletes,” Vice President for Athletics Dave Gantt said. “His Great Falls roots and involvement within the local hockey community will benefit the long term growth of the women’s program.”
Hueth brings over a decade of experience coaching female hockey players. For the past five years, he has served as the Head Coach for the Great Falls Thunder, a women’s hockey team consisting of players of varying ages. He started with the team in 2008 as a goalie coach and eventually went on to coach every position on the ice.
Along with his coaching experience, Hueth is a lifelong hockey player. As a teen, Hueth played in a number of high-profile tournaments including the U18 Great Western Showcase. He still plays goalie for the Great Falls Silver Foxes, an A level adult recreation team.
Hueth will begin in the position on Monday, March 26 and will immediately begin recruiting a team for the 2018-19 season.