A.J. Aitken, who helped St. Norbert to the last two Division III men’s national championships as associate head coach, has been named head coach at Marian, the school announced Wednesday.
A former Michigan Tech player, Aitken has been with St. Norbert since 2003 and was a part of three national championship teams there.
“We are excited to have A.J. Aitken as our next head men’s ice hockey coach,” Marian athletic director Jason Murphy said in a statement. “The wealth of knowledge, experience and success is a hard combination to find in a coach at this level. Three national titles in his tenure at St. Norbert, the best Division III hockey program in the west, is an incredible accomplishment. We feel that his experiences have prepared him well for this opportunity.”
It is Aitken’s first collegiate head coaching experience.