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New Hockey Coach for Upcoming 2023 -2024 Season

FOR RELEASE: May 3, 2023

GREAT FALLS, MONTANA – – The University of Providence is excited to announce the hiring of Christian Vivian as head coach of the men’s hockey program. Most recently, Vivian served as the inaugural head coach at Lake Region State College.

Vivian expressed his excitement about relocating to Great Falls to coach the University of Providence hockey team, “I’ve heard a lot about the program, I feel the school is a strong supporter and I look forward to being a part of the Great Falls community.”

Prior to Lake Region State College, Vivian served as the assistant coach at Dakota College at Bottineau. He also spent four seasons with the University of Oregon Ducks hockey team, helping to build the program from the ground up, as the assistant coach and general manager.

“I’m excited to welcome Christian into our Argo family” said Doug Hashley, University of Providence Athletic Director. “Under his leadership, I believe that he will attract student-athletes who not only excel on the ice, but in the classroom, and make a positive contribution to the community.”

The University of Providence hockey team has been competing since 2018. The program has accumulated 57 wins, 3 ties, and one regional championship. In addition, UP has qualified for the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 2 national tournament three times.

The University of Providence (UP) is a private, Roman Catholic Liberal Arts University founded in 1932 by the Sisters of Providence. The University of Providence honors the Sisters’ vision today by providing a mission-driven education to those that need it the most. UP is located in Great Falls, Montana and offers both undergraduate and graduate level liberal arts programs and health programs. For more information visit www.uprovidence.edu.