Coaching Staff

Head Coach and General Manager Cody Campbell

Cody Campbell is entering his first season as Tauros Head Coach and General Manager.

A native of Colorado Springs, CO, Campbell, a goaltender, played four seasons in the USHL with the Fargo Force and Cedar Rapids Roughriders.  From there he played three seasons for NCAA Division I Niagara University.  Immediately after his college career ended Campbell began a coaching career in the NAHL with the Odessa Jackalopes as their Goaltending Coach for the 2013-14 season. By the next season Campbell was promoted to Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager. The next season Campbell served as the Assistant Coach for the Janesville Jets. In 2016-17 he started the season with his first Head Coaching job with the Colorado Springs Tigers 16U team before returning the Cedar Rapids as an Assistant in November. The next two seasons saw Campbell return to the Jackalopes, this time as Associate Head Coach. Finally, Campbell has spent the last two seasons as the Head Coach of the Walpole Express in the EHL and a scout for the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints. In his first season with Walpole Campbell earned EHL Coach of the Year honors

Assistant Coach and Scouting Director Darren Banks

Darren is a native of Athens, TX. He grew up playing youth hockey out of the Dallas area and then played high school at Rothesay Netherwood School before entering junior hockey for the Gillette Wild (AWHL). His final season he split time with the Minotauros and Wild. After juniors he committed and played at Finlandia University (NCAA DIII), he finished his college playing days at the University of Utah. Darren started his coaching career with the Steele County Blades as an assistant, before returning to Minot. During the summer, he spends his time running showcase teams as well as training junior and youth age players with 307 Sports.

Assistant Coach Jake Howie

A native of Grand Blanc, MI played his youth hockey in the metro Detroit area. Jake then went in to play Junior hockey for the Chicago Hitmen of the NA3HL in 2011-2012 and Flint Jr Generals of the NA3HL in 2012-2013 before coming to the Magic City to play for the Minotauros from 2013-2015.  When he left Minot after the 2014-15 season Howie was tied for fourth all time in franchise history with 51 career points as a Tauro. Jake moved on to play college hockey at Marian University a NCAA Div 3 school in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin where he studied Criminal Justice. As a freshman Jake was named to the NCHA All-Freshman team and was a member of Marians first ever NCAA tournament appearance in his Junior season. After his college career Jake went on to play 2 professional seasons with the Evansville Thunderbolts, Pensacola Ice Flyers, and Columbus River Dragons, including winning the 2021 Ignite Cup Championship with the River Dragons.

Goaltending Coach Wyatt Waselenchuk

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.

Skills Coach Brian Bauman

A native of Matawan, NJ, Bauman was 1st Team ALl-State while playing for Christian Brother Academy.  From there he moved on to play for the Metro Jets of the Central State Hockey League (which eventually became the NA3HL) and then played NCAA DIII hockey for SUNY-Brockport.  Upon graduating Bauman moved right into coaching, starting with Belle Tire Bantams in 2007 and eventually coming to Minot in 2014 to become the Director of the Minot Hockey Boosters youth program.  While running the MHB program Bauman has also served in multiple coaching roles with Team ND and worked as a scout for the Tauros and Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL.