Mykul Haun enters his fourth season as head women’s ice hockey coach in 2019-20. A 2007 graduate of Plymouth State, Haun is a former four-year letterman for the Panther men’s ice hockey team who has been coaching ice hockey at the minor and junior league level the past six years.
In his three years at the helm, Haun has led the Panthers to nearly as many wins as the program’s three prior coaches spanning ten seasons. He piloted PSU to an 8-16-2 record in his first season, at the time marking the second most wins in a season in school history, and a first round playoff game in the New England Hockey Conference playoffs.
The team had arguably its best season during his second year in 2017-18. The Panthers finished with a 9-14-4 record, setting a new record for winning percentage, and went 7-5-2 in NEHC play to set a new school standard for conference wins. PSU finished fourth in the final NEHC standings to earn its first-ever home playoff game, then outlasted the University of New England, 3-2 in overtime, to capture the first team’s first playoff victory. The Panthers fell in the semifinal round to Norwich University, 4-1, which would go on to win the national championship.
PSU skated to a 7-15-4 record last winter, making a fourth straight postseason appearance, before suffering a narrow, 2-1 defeat in the quarterfinals. In three seasons Haun has a 24-45-10 record, tied for the most wins in program history, and a 16-24-7 record in the highly competitive NEHC.
After graduating from PSU and playing hockey professionally for two years, Haun began his off-ice career as Director of Hockey Operations at BlueStreak Sports Training in Stamford, Conn. He has served as head coach of the New York Apple Core/Westchester Express, a U16AAA Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League team in New York, and is the Owner/Operator of Sniper Academy Hockey, a player development company in New York/Connecticut. Haun was also associate head coach for the New England Wolves of the Eastern Hockey League, and was head coach and general manager for the New Hampshire IceCats Hockey Club based in Waterville Valley, N.H.
A native of Alameda, Calif., Haun played hockey at PSU from 2003-07 and was the recipient of the John C. Foley Leadership Award presented by the athletic department. He graduated cum laude with a degree in Exercise Science.
Haun serves on the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee and also chairs the NEHC Coaches’ Committee. He resides in Campton, N.H., with his wife Sam (Turner), who played ice hockey at Plymouth State for three years, including the program’s first varsity season in 2006-07, when she served as a co-captain.