Steve Rohlik
Steve  Rohlik

St. Paul, Minn.

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Wisconsin, 1990


No. 19 Ohio State Completes Sweep with 6-1 Win over BGSU

Buckeyes unbeaten through first five games (3-0-2)


No. 19 Ohio State Rallies for 5-4 Win at Bowling Green

Buckeyes Schilkey and Laczynski score in the third as Buckeyes move to 2-0-2


Gameweek Video - Miami

Coach Rohlik, Brevig and Schilkey preview game vs. RedHawks


Seven Newcomers to Join Buckeye Hockey Squad this Fall

Group includes three forwards, three defensemen and a goalie


Six Standouts Commit to Ohio State

Class includes four forwards and two defensemen


Coach Rohlik BG Preview


Coach Rohlik Previews Miami Game

Coach Rohlik Previews Miami Game


Coach Rohlik Ice Breaker Tournament Preview

Coach Rohlik Ice Breaker Tournament Preview


Gameweek - Coach Rohlik Previews Exhibition Game

Gameweek - Coach Rohlik Previews Exhibition Game


MSU 3, OSU 1: Ohio State Press Conference/Highlights


Ohio State 4, Canisius 1

Ohio State 4, Canisius 1


Buckeye Hockey 2015 Senior Breakfast

Buckeye Hockey 2015 Senior Breakfast


Ohio State 3, Michigan State 0

Ohio State 3, Michigan State 0


2015 Big Ten Media Day

Tanner Fritz, Sam Jardine and Coach Rohilk represented Ohio State at 2015 Big Ten Media Day in Detroit.


Inaugural Big Ten Hockey Game in Columbus

Inaugural Big Ten Hockey Game in Columbus

Steve Rohlik, who was named the ninth head coach in Ohio State men’s hockey history in April 2013, is in his fourth year at the helm of the program. Rohlik, who spent three years as the Buckeyes’ associate head coach before he was named head coach, has nearly 20 years experience as a Division I coach. During his career, Rohlik has recruited and/or coached two Hobey Baker Award winners, 14 All-Americans, including Buckeye goaltender Brady Hjelle in 2012-13 and forward Ryan Dzingel in 2013-14, and nearly 20 players who have reached the NHL. He has a career and Ohio State record of 46-51-12 entering 2016-17.

Rohlik’s first season at the helm of the Buckeyes (2013-14) also marked the first year of men’s hockey as an official Big Ten Conference sport. He led the team to a spot in the inaugural Big Ten Tournament championship game, with an overtime win in the quarterfinals vs. Michigan State and an upset of No. 1-ranked and top seed Minnesota in the semifinals. The squad was 18-14-5 overall in 2013-14 (6-9-5-4 in B1G play). In his second year, the Buckeyes (14-19-3, 8-11-1-1 B1G) ended the season strong, going 7-4-1 in the last 12 games, and reached the conference tournament semifinals. The 2015-16 Buckeyes (14-18-4) were 8-8-4 in Big Ten play, advanced to the B1G tourney semifinals and closed out the year undefeated in eight of their last nine games.

Rohlik joined the Ohio State staff in 2010 after 10 seasons on the coaching staff at Minnesota Duluth (2001-10) where the squad advanced to two NCAA tournaments, including a Frozen Four appearance in 2004, and won the 2009 WCHA playoff title. He was part of the staff that put together the roster of the Bulldogs’ 2010 NCAA Championship squad.

Rohlik coached three seasons at Nebraska-Omaha, joining the program for its inaugural season in 1997-98. In the team’s first year as a member of the CCHA (its third year as a Division I team), the squad advanced to the 2000 CCHA Championship final.

Rohlik spent five years as the head coach at Hill-Murray High School, his alma mater, in St. Paul, Minn., posting a 107-20-1 ledger and leading the squad to two Minnesota State High School Tournaments, including a runner-up finish in the 1993 Tier I event and fourth place in 1997 Class AA before joining the UNO Mavericks. He also served one-season assistant coaching stints at Wisconsin (1990-91) and Stillwater High School (1991-92).

A native of St. Paul, Minn., Rohlik is a 1990 graduate of Wisconsin. A four-year letterwinner for the Badgers, he wore the captain’s C in both 1989 and 1990. He was a senior on the squad that won the NCAA title, as well as the WCHA regular-season and tournament crowns, and was named the WCHA Tournament MVP that season. The team qualified for the NCAA tournament each of his last three seasons and also captured the 1988 conference playoff championship. Rohlik skated in 166 games for Wisconsin, scoring 34 goals and adding 47 assists for 81 points, and received the team’s Fenton Kelsey, Jr. Most Competitive Player honor in 1990. He was an eighth-round selection by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft (No. 151 overall).

Rohlik graduated from Wisconsin in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism. He and his wife, Julie, have two daughters, Erin and Annie, and a son, Grady.