Coaching Staff

Head Coach & General Manager – Tim Brownell

Tim comes to Wausau after 2 successful seasons as the Associate Head Coach for the Gillette Wild (NA3HL). While in Gillette, he assisted in all aspects of player/hockey operations. Tim was instrumental in the development and coaching of all players, primarily working with the defenseman. Brownell brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to Wausau.

Prior to coaching, Tim had a very successful playing career. Tim played four years of college hockey for Weber State University (where he was a captain for two seasons, and helped lead Weber to a National Tournament appearance in 2009), and earned his degree in Public Relations and Advertising. After graduating from college, Tim played minor professional hockey for the Toledo Walleye and the August RiverHawks. Following his playing career, Tim started his coaching in Laramie, WY where he was the Head Coach for the Laramie Outlaw Midget program and helped lead them to a State Runner-Up in his first season. Tim has also held various roles in the hockey community: Director of Player Development for Wyoming Amateur Hockey Association, General Manager of Team Wyoming (14U AA and 16U AA USAH National Champions), Director of Player/Skill Development for Laramie Amateur Hockey Club, and Head Coach for Team Wyoming . Tim also works the USAH National Select Festivals during the summers.

When he is not coaching,  or at the rink, Tim enjoys traveling the country, golfing, and spending time with friends and family. You can get in touch with Tim, by emailing: Tim@riverwolveshockey.com.

Associate Head Coach – Jordan Schmidt

Jordan Schmidt joins the Wausau RiverWolves in their inaugural season as the Associate Head Coach after previously coaching with the Wausau West Warriors in the WIAA.

Schmidt started his coaching career with the Wausau Warjacks youth hockey program in 2009, where he was the Co-Head Coach for two youth teams. After Schmidt’s two-year stint as a youth coach, he moved onto the high school level. In October of 2011, Schmidt began coaching with Mosinee High School as the Varsity Assistant and was shortly promoted to Head Varsity Hockey Coach in 2013. After becoming the youngest Head Coach at age 21, Schmidt lead the Indians to a record of 27-16-4 in two seasons, along with a third place finish and a second place finish in the conference.

After graduating college in 2014 with a degree in Health Promotion and Wellness from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Schmidt moved and began to coach his alma mater, the Wausau West Warriors. Jordan was appointed Assistant Varsity Head Coach, and remained with the Warriors for two seasons, winning back to back Conference Titles, compiling a 40-6-2 record and making a state appearance this last season. When he’s not on the ice, Jordan enjoys golfing, spending time on the lake, and being outdoors with family and friends.