Coaching Staff

Head Coach Marty Murray

A native ofMARTY Lyleton, MB, Marty is in his sixth 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 160-117-26 and 24 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 Central All-Star Team at the the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament.  Murray was named 2014-15 NAHL Central Coach of the Year and both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 NAHL Central General Manager of the Year.

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

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.   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.