Steve Wiedler has been a key piece on the coaching staff led by Eric Lang that has orchestrated a remarkable turn around at American International College. In 3 years, AIC went from last place to first place and playoff champions including a stunning run in the NCAA tournament. In the 2019-20 season, they repeated as regular season champions of the Atlantic Hockey Conference. Unfortunately, with the shortened season due to the COVID-19 crises we will never know if they could have repeated as playoff champions.
Our conversation goes into detail on topics such as performance character and what we look for in recruiting. We also discuss evaluating character and many of the challenges we face in trying to build a successful team and culture.