ABERDEEN, S.D.: The Aberdeen Wings organization is excited to announce a contract extension with Head Coach and General Manager Scott Langer.
Since taking the helm four years ago, Langer has achieved a team record of 149-61-21, an impressive .700 win record. In his 16 seasons as a coach in the North American Hockey League, he’s tallied a notable record of 586-240-81 (.691), making him the winningest active coach in the entire NAHL.
Coach Langer has had a long list of accomplishments throughout his career. Earlier this month, he was named the 2019-20 Central Division General Manager of the Year. In August 2019, Coach Langer lead Team NAHL as Head Coach at the Sirius Jr. World Cup in Russia. During his time with the league, he has been a coach at the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament 11 times, most recently leading the 2020 Central Division team in February.
“Scott is one of the top coaches in junior hockey,” Aberdeen Wings owner Greg Odde said. “The Wings organization is happy to announce this agreement to keep Scott here leading our team.”
Langer and his staff have been highly successful during his four seasons in Aberdeen, including a Robertson Cup National Championship to cap off an impressive record-setting 2018-19 season. The Wings were leading the NAHL Central Division when the current season came to an abrupt end following the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
While winning accolades is nice, Coach Langer’s greatest career accomplishment is the number of players he has placed in college. Over 16 seasons, he has helped 270 players enter college hockey, 179 of those to Division I programs.
“As the Head Coach and General Manager, I look forward to continuing the success and building onto the Aberdeen Wings franchise,” Langer said. “I feel incredibly blessed for the relationship I’ve built with Greg Odde. We share a lot of similar beliefs on the importance of culture and leadership. I look forward to working with the staff & ownership to put the best possible product in the community and on the ice.”
The Aberdeen Wings are looking forward to the start of the 2020-21 season under Coach Langer. For more information about training camps and to follow the latest news about the team, visit AberdeenWings.com.