Mandan News

New hockey coach named

Matthew Mullally has been hired as the new head boys’ hockey coach for the Mandan Braves.  He will replace Dennis Budeau, who resigned his position this spring.

Mullally is a native of Grand Forks and graduated from Grand Forks Red River High School in 1991 and is a 1995 graduate of the University of North Dakota. He played hockey in Grand Forks at all youth levels as well as at the high school level. He plays in the adult hockey league in Bismarck-Mandan.

Mullally has served as the Mandan Braves assistant boys’ hockey coach since the 2010 season. He has extensive coaching experience at all levels of hockey in both the high school and club settings. In addition, he is a former high school referee and currently serves as a youth official in Bismarck-Mandan.

Mandan Activities Director Lorell Jungling says, “We are really excited to name Matthew Mullally as our head boys’ hockey coach. Having Matthew on staff these past three years has given us an opportunity to observe his hard work and organizational skills. He connects well with our athletes and is passionate about the game of hockey. With his experience, I am confident that he can steer our program in the direction that our school and community can be proud of.”