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Coaching Staff

Head Coach Marty Murray

A native ofMARTY Lyleton, MB, Marty is in his fifth full season in the coaching ranks after a professional playing career that spanned 15 seasons.

A former Western Hockey League all star, Murray played 4 seasons with Brandon Wheat Kings where he posted 392 points in 264 games and was named the WHL Player of the Year in 1995-96.  During his time in junior, Marty also represented Team Canada twice at the World Junior Championships, winning Gold both times.  At the 1995 World Junior Championships, Murray led the tournament in scoring, was named to the all star team, and named Top Forward in the tournament.

Murray was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play 261 games in the NHL with the Calgary Flames, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurrincanes, and the LA Kings.  He scored 31 goals and 73 points during his NHL career.  Marty also played 420 games in the American Hockey League compiling 382 points.  In 2000-01, Murray captained the Saint John Flames to a Calder Cup Championship.  He also spent four seasons playing in Europe (Austria, Germany, and Switzerland) and was selected to play in four Spengler Cup tournaments representing Team Canada winning 3 Gold Medals.

Over his four full seasons behind the Tauros' bench the Tauros are 122-99-19 and 18 players have moved on to the NCAA Division I ranks.  The Tauros have qualified for the playoffs in each of Murray's full seasons as head coach.  Last season Murray was selected to coach the NAHL Selects All-Star Team at the the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament.  Murray was named 2014-15 NAHL Central Coach of the Year and the 2015-16 NAHL Central General Manager of the Year.

Marty resides in Minot year round with his wife Andrea, and three kids Alex, Cole, and Aniston.

Assistant Coach Nigel Dube

NigelNigel Dube joined the Tauros staff for the second half of the 2013/14 season. Dube is a native of Lampman, Saskatchewan, Canada, and the former Minot State University captain of 2013 ACHA DI National Championship team.

Prior to playing at MSU Dube played three seasons of junior hockey in Canada, starting with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL in the 2006/07 season where he posted five assists and 118 PIMs. After posting two goals and two assists in 23 games for Penticton the next season he was traded to finish the year with the Camrose Kodiaks of the AJHL where he posted three assists in 26 games in helping the Kodiaks become an RBC National Finalist. Dube finished his junior career with the Kodiaks the next season posting five more assists. After that Dube came to Minot to play for Minot State. In four seasons as a Beaver Dube posted 20 goals and 73 assist in 113 games played. While captaining the Minot State Beavers to a National Title Dube, also served as the team’s fitness coach and coordinated the team’s community outreach. Nigel earned both a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Fitness during his time at Minot State.

Goaltending Coach Wyatt Waselenchuk

Wyatt comes on board for his first season with the Tauros and will be working on a daily basis with the goaltenders.

Waselenchuk, a native of Port Moody, British Columbia, grew up playing his minor hockey in the Greater Vancouver area before moving on to play in the BCHL with the Langley Chiefs, and the SJHL with the Nipawin Hawks.
 
Wyatt then played for Minot State University from 2010-2014, which included the 13' National Championship team, alongside Tauros assistant coach, Nigel Dube.   Waselenchuk became the first and only player in the teams history to be named ACHA Division 1 player of the year, following their title run.  Wyatt was also tabbed a first team All-American in 2013, and a second team All-American in 2014.  Holding dual citizenship, he was chosen in his final season to represent team U.S.A. at the Winter World University Games in Trentino, Italy.  
 
Upon the end of Wyatt's playing career in 2014, the 27 year old immediately jumped into coaching, and specifically goalie development.  He is the current owner and head instructor of Accel Goaltending, and will bring his knowledge to North Dakota this fall.