Director of Hockey Operations – Brad Stepan
Brad Stepan joined the Steel organization as the Director of Hockey Operations in August of 2021. Stepan brings a lifetime of hockey experience, both as a player, talent evaluator, and father. The Minnesota native was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 5th round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, playing for the organization for three seasons. Off the ice he has scouted and coached numerous levels of hockey, including the Head Coach at Rosemount High School (USHS-MN) for seven seasons, North American Hockey League scout, and three seasons as a Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) area scout. In addition, Brad’s son, Derek, is currently a member of the Carolina Hurricanes entering his 12th NHL season.
Head Coach – Casey Mignone
Mignone enters his first season as Head Coach for the Chippewa Steel during the 21-22 season. He previously coached with the St. Cloud Norsemen the last two years after serving as the Head Coach of the Rochester Grizzlies (NA3HL) during the 2018-2019 season. Born in Ramsey, NJ, the east coast native spent his playing days climbing the ranks of both college and pro hockey. Graduating from Westfield State College in 2010, Mignone then continued his playing career in the FHL and the SPHL before making the switch to coaching. Since 2015, Mignone has been climbing the ranks of coaching through both college and junior hockey and looks to continue this growth for years to come.
Assistant Coach – Logan Murphy
Logan enters his second season as an Assistant Coach for the Chippewa Steel. 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.