Head Coach/General Manager
Nick Bydal brings years of junior hockey playing and coaching experience to College Station. For the past two seasons, he has served as an Assistant Coach with the Minnesota Magicians, who are the North American Hockey League (NAHL) affiliate of the College Station Spirit. Prior to his time with the Magicians, Bydal coached high school hockey in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). In 2012, he became an assistant coach at East Grand Forks High School with both the varsity and junior varsity squads. In 2013, he was an assistant coach for the Crookston varsity hockey team while also serving as an evaluator at the Minnesota Reebok High Performance Select 15 Festival.
Following a high school career in which he captained East Grand Forks High School to two Minnesota State Tournament appearances (2001 & 2002), Bydal spent three seasons with the Bismarck Bobcats of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). He then continued his career as a student-athlete at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point of the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA). Upon graduation from Stevens Point, he spent time in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) playing parts of two seasons with the Fayetteville FireAntz, Louisiana Ice Gators, and Augusta RiverHawks.