Ethan Hayes will be starting his second season as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Gillette Wild for our 2021-2022 season. Hayes has acted as Assistant Coach to the Great Falls Americans for two seasons. With a lifetime of hockey experience under his belt, Hayes loves to involve himself in youth hockey programs and helping his hometown varsity team whenever possible. As a player, his hockey career extended from 4 years of varsity hockey, a senior season with Wisconsin All-State Honors, well into seasons with the Hudson Crusaders and the Northwest Wisconsin Mustangs.
Austin is a productor of the Gillette youth hockey program, playing from the mites through High School. He played for several years for Team Wyoming and played on the 2016 Tier II 1A National Championship Team. For the last 3 years, Austin played for the Gillette Wild NA3HL team. Austin is excited to use his experience and enthusiasm for hockey to help the Gillette Wild have a successful season.