Coaching Staff

Head Coach and General Manager Cody Campbell

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

A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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.


 

Introducing Assistant Coach Connor Mauro

Connor Mauro, a native of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts played junior hockey for the New England Wolves. Following his junior career, he played four years at NCAA DII Franklin Pierce University. He began his coaching career with first year NCAA DIII program at Anna Maria College. He has spent the previous four seasons at Anna Maria as an Assistant Coach. This past season he was also served as the New England scout for the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL.
"I chose the Tauros because of the longevity and success of the organization. I was looking to start coaching at the junior level and the Tauros and NAHL have a long history of player development."

Introducing Assistant Coach Kyle Sharkey

Kyle Sharkey, A native from Moore, Oklahoma, he played in the NAHL for the Topeka Roadrunners (now the Amarillo Wranglers) from 2010 to 2013; he is still the franchise all-time leading scorer with 129 career points on 55 goals and 74 assists in 159 games.  From there he went on to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he played in three national championships games and eventually he became team captain and a National Champion.

After college Sharkey played four seasons for the Huntsville Havoc where they won two SPHL Championships before his final season ended abruptly due to the COVID shutdown.

"This is a great organization that has the players and staffs success at the forefront of every decision. The dedication of Mr. Porter, our players, the community, and our staff, is next level and I can’t wait to get the season started."


 

Goaltending Coach Wyatt Waselenchuk

Wyatt 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 head couch of the MSU Beavers,  owner and head instructor of Accel Goaltending.

Skills Coach Brian Bauman

Brian Bauman, a  native of Matawan, New Jersey, 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.