Head Coach – Carter Foguth
Carter Foguth was promoted to Head Coach in April of 2019 after serving as Interim Head Coach since November 20th, 2018. Foguth began his career in coaching as an assistant coach of the Chippewa Steel to start the 2018-2019 season. Carter brings a wealth of experience to the Steel, having played AAA travel hockey for Detroit Compuware. As a defenseman, he moved on to play one season in the North American Hockey League for the Marquette Rangers and three seasons in the United States Hockey League for the Muskegon Lumberjacks.
Following a four-year junior career, he went on to play Division I college hockey for Minnesota State University, Mankato. Foguth was named assistant captain as a sophomore and team captain as a junior and senior. He finished his four-year college career with 144 games played, +25 rating, 297 blocked shots (led Mavericks in blocked shots the last three years of career), named the teams Unsung Hero as well as being awarded the Don Brose Leadership award following his senior season.
Foguth is looking forward to bringing his extensive playing career experience to the Chippewa Steel players and helping them develop and grow as hockey players this season.
Outside of the rink, he enjoys being outdoors, hiking, and exercising. Carter is originally from Fenton, Michigan.
Assistant Coach – Charley Grasskamp
Charley will be serving as an Assistant Coach for the 2020-21 Season. He is an Eau Claire Memorial Alumni. Charley brings with him a wealth of playing experience having spent 4 seasons in the Canadian Hockey League in the OHL and QMJHL. After the time in the CHL, Charley began his professional career in 2017 with the Utah Grizzlies and finished his 3 years of pro in Europe, playing in Germany and Hungary. He also spends his summers working with local NCAA and junior players on the ice. Charley looks forward to using his playing and development experience with the Steel to help the team succeed, as well as help the players reach their potential.
Assistant Coach – Logan Murphy
Logan has been hired as an additional Assistant Coach for the 2020-2021 season. He played four years at Chippewa Falls High School earning 1st team All-Conference, 1st team All-Northwest, and All-State honors while also earning a spot on the school’s all-time scoring list. Logan also participated in the Team Wisconsin program and USA hockey camps during his high school years.
Post high school, Logan played three years of junior hockey with the North Iowa Bulls of the NA3HL, where he was a captain in 2014-2015. During his career there, the Bulls won two USA Hockey National Championships and one runner-up finish with the team winning over 150 games in his three years.
After a career-ending shoulder injury, Logan earned a degree in Business Management from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire. While going to school he also coached high school hockey at Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire North high schools for the last four years.