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Golden Eagle Athletics Hire Nate Mahlen and Kim Roysland
July 16, 2007

Contact: Mitch Bakken, sports information director, 218-281-8414 (

The University of Minnesota, Crookston’s athletic department announced today that Nate Mahlen and Kim Roysland have been hired to fill two coaching positions. Mahlen was hired as the head women’s golf coach / assistant women’s basketball coach and Roysland was hired as the part-time assistant women’s golf coach.

Mahlen played for Head Women's Basketball Coach Mike Roysland at Win-E-Mac High School and was Roysland's assistant coach for four seasons at Fosston High School in Fosston, Minn. He was an assistant coach for the 2000 Win-E-Mac state tournament team. Last season Mahlen was a volunteer assistant coach with the Golden Eagle Women’s Basketball team. He is a native of Erskine, Minn., and graduated from Jamestown College in 2000 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and a minor in physical education with an emphasis in coaching. He lives in Fosston with his wife, Rochelle, and two children, Noah and Brynlea. Assistant Coach Abby Hearn, accepted the head coaching position at Eureka College in Eureka, Ill. Eureka College is a Division III institution in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC).

Roysland brings 23 years of varsity girl’s golf coaching experience to the Golden Eagle Women’s Golf program. In her tenure at Fosston High School, she was named State Golf Coach of the Year three times (’90, ’93, ’94). Her teams made nine state tournament appearances and were three-time state champions (’92, ’93, ’94). Roysland earned her bachelor of science degree in physical education & health from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn. She has been a health & physical education teacher at the Fosston Public Schools since 1987. Roysland lives in Fosston with her husband, Mike, who is the head Golden Eagle Women’s Basketball coach.

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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).