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Amber Fryklund

Amber Fryklund
Associate Head Women's Hockey Coach


Amber started her career at BSU in 2011 as an assistant women’s ice hockey coach. She served in the role of assistant/associate head coach until 2020 when she accepted a position in the Human Performance, Sport and Health department as an assistant professor. Prior to BSU, she spent 8 years in the Duluth, MN area teaching K-12 health/physical education and coaching girls high school hockey. Amber is a proud BSU HPSH and women’s hockey alum. Go Beavers!


Doctor of Education

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

Dissertation title: NCAA Division I Women’s Ice Hockey Head Coaches: Keeping Women in the Game

Master of Education

University of Minnesota – Duluth, Duluth, MN

Area of Concentration: Educational Leadership

Licensure: Minnesota Teaching License: 5-12 Health Education

Bachelor of Science

Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN

Degree: K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, Coaching Certificate

Licensure: Minnesota Teaching License: K-12 Physical Education


Teaching Assignments Include

  • PHED 3605 Teaching Individual Sports
  • PHED 3604 Teaching Team Sports
  • PHED 3607 Teaching Fitness
  • PHED 4250 Teaching Secondary Physical Education
  • PHED 4200 Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education
  • PHED 3690 Coaching Principles
  • PHED 3740 Ice Hockey Coaching
  • PHED 4870/5870 PE Practicum in Physical Education
  • PHED 1890 Lifetime Fitness
  • HLTH 3150/5150 Theoretical & Ethical Foundations of health
  • HLTH 3200/5200 Personal & Consumer Health
  • HLTH 3400/5400 Health & Drugs in Society
  • HLTH 3500/5500 Community Health
  • HLTH 4100/5100 Teaching Elementary School Health
  • HLTH 4206 Secondary School Health
  • HLTH 4410/5410 Health Programming

Recent Work

Conference Presentations

Fryklund, A. & Norman, S. (2021) Changing the Face of Women’s Hockey. The Hockey Conference X, Nova Scotia, BC, June 2021

Fryklund, A., (2019) Decline of Women Coaches Since Title IX. Spring Leadership Institute, St. Cloud State University, May 2019.

Professional Memberships

  • MN Society of Health & Physical Education (MNSHAPE)
  • SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators)
  • WeCOACH (Women Coaches)

Open Field

In my free time you can find me in a hockey rink, biking, golfing, traveling and walking my dog Abbi. Go Beavers!