The American Collegiate Hockey Association is proud to announce that Travis Rybchinski from Dakota College at Bottineau, has been selected as the 2021-2022 Men’s Division 2 National Coach of the Year. He led the Lumberjacks to a 17-10-3-1 record and was the #2 ranked team in the West Region. Mr. Rybchinski was assisted this season by Corey Gorder.
Travis has been involved with the DCB program since the early 2000’s. He helped guide the Jacks to multiple National Championships at the NJCAA level and spearheaded the move to the ACHA. The team has continued to have great success under his leadership, going to three consecutive National Championship Tournaments. As a player at Dakota College, he helped win a National Championship for his alma mater, and also played at the NCAA level with Concordia.
Coach Rybchinski was first selected as the 21/22 West Region Coach of the Year, putting him in consideration for the National award, along with the Mike DeFazio (UMASS, NE), Bryce Hatten (Miami, SE), and Shaun Gibbons (ISU, C). He, along with the other Divisional Coaches of the Year, will be recognized at a banquet in Naples, FL on Friday, April 22nd.