One of the most decorated players in UND hockey history, Karl Goehring returns for his fourth season as the program's volunteer coach in 2013-14, working directly with the team’s goaltenders.
Last season, Goehring helped mentor Zane Gothberg and Clarke Saunders, one of the most formidable tandems in the country. The duo ranked first and fourth, respectively, in the WCHA in save percentage over the final two months of the season and both cracked the top 10 of UND’s single-season save percentage list.
Goehring began his coaching career in 2009-10 as an assistant coach with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch, with whom he had set franchise records for wins (78) games played by a goalie (176).
Goehring's eight-year professional playing career was spent primarily in the AHL but also included brief stops in the ECHL and in Finland.
A two-time All-American at UND, Goehring played for the Fighting Sioux from 1997 to 2001 and guided the team to an NCAA championship in 2000 and a runner-up showing in 2001. He graduated in 2001 as the program's all-time leader in virtually every goaltending category, and remains the UND record holder in wins (80), winning percentage (.765) and shutouts (15).
Goehring was also a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and was the WCHA Student-Athlete of the Year in 2000-01.
Goehring and his wife, Laura, have two daughters: Halle (9) and Lily (7).