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.

Assistant Coach Shane Wagner

Shane joins the Minotauros coaching staff after being a scout last season.  Shane a native of Stillwater, MN where he played high school hockey for the Ponies until graduating in 2000.  From there Shane went on to play for the Butte Irish in the America West Hockey League which merged with the NAHL in 2003 a year after Wagner had moved on to college.  Shane played four seasons for Hamline University where he also graduated with a degree in Physics.  While in college Shane posted 15 goals and 22 assists in 83 games as a defenseman.  Shane also was twice named to the all-conference team and served as Hamline’s captain.

After finishing his academic playing career Shane went on to play six seasons of professional hockey in the Southern Pro Hockey League.  Shane played for three SPHL teams accumulating 14 goals and 91 assists for 105 points in 253 games.  In three of his six professional seasons Shane wore the Captain’s “C” on his sweater and he won an SPHL President’s Cup title in 2011 with the Mississippi Surge. 

After his playing career ended Shane began coaching he has three seasons of experience being the Head Coach of the Hudson Crusaders on the Minnesota Junior Hockey League and one season as an assistant coach for the NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians.

Wagner is currently living in Lakeland, MN with his wife Megan and son Willy. 

Assistant Coach - Goaltending Wyatt Waselenchuk

Wyatt begins his second 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.