Amber Fryklund begins her 10th season with the Bemidji State Women's Hockey program and fifth as Associate Head Coach during the 2020-21 season.
Under Fryklund's guidance, the Bemidji State program has piled up two 20-win seasons and advanced to the WCHA Final Face-Off Championship game. Under her tutelage, BSU has produced a national team player, the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year, seven All-WCHA awards, and two All-American awards.
Fryklund instructs the Beavers’ forwards and penalty killing unit along with video breakdown, recruiting, team travel and academics.
Fryklund knows the Bemidji State University hockey program well and is the school’s all-time leading scorer after tallying 122 points from 2000-03. Fryklund helped lay the groundwork for the Bemidji State women’s hockey program in its infancy. She became the first women’s player to surpass the 100-point milestone and remains the school’s leader in both points and goals scored and is second all-time in assists. Fryklund was also BSU’s first All-Western College Hockey Association selection with a second team nod following the 2001-02 season.
Fryklund not only brings a familiarity with the Bemidji State University women’s hockey program but also a familiarity with high school hockey in the state of Minnesota. The native of Hibbing, Minn., who was once a Miss Minnesota Hockey Finalist in her prep playing days, was co-head coach of the Duluth Northern Stars from 2003-09 and an assistant coach for the Proctor-Hermantown-Marshall Mirage during the 2009-2011 seasons.
In addition, Fryklund has worked hockey camps across the state of Minnesota and works with the Minnesota Hockey High Performance Girl’s 15 Development program. She has also spent time working with USA Hockey Development camps for the past four summers. Fryklund has also served on the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee.
Prior to returning to Bemidji State University, Fryklund spent seven years teaching physical education to student’s grades five through eight at the Marshall School and Duluth Public Schools Academy, both in Duluth, Minn.
Fryklund received her Bachelor of Science degree in physical education teaching K-12 from Bemidji State University in 2003 amd her Master’s degree in educational leadership from University of Minnesota Duluth in 2007. She received her Doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration from St. Cloud State University in 2019.