Coaching Staff

Head Coach Shane Wagner

Head Coach Shane Wagner is entering his first season a Tauros Head Coach after being the assistant for the last  three seasons.

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 resides in Minot with his wife Megan and sons Willy and Shane Jr. and daughter Mia.

Assistant Coach Wyatt Waselenchuk

Wyatt begins his first season as full-time Assistant Coach of the Tauros, after previously being the Goaltenders Coach.

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.