Cory Laylin has been the Head Men's Hockey Coach at Hamline University since 2015. He also spent time as an assistant at HU from 2008-2010, and then was the Head Coach of a professional team in Caldaro, Italy for one season. After returning to the U.S., Cory was hired as the general manager and Head Coach of the Brookings Blizzard in the North American Hockey League for two seasons before heading to Hamline.
Cory served as an Assistant coach for the U.S. U17 National Team in 2015 and then as the Head Coach in 2016 when the team won the Gold Medal in the Five Nations Cup. He was also an Assistant for the 2017 U.S. U18 Team and Head Coach in 2018 where the team participated in the Hlinka Tournament and Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
Laylin played his high school hockey at St. Cloud Apollo. A Pittsburgh Penguins draftee, Cory earned a scholarship to the University of Minnesota, where he scored 58 goals in four seasons there.
After college Cory played 16 seasons professionally, most of it overseas in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Slovenia, and Italy.
When he retired from playing, Cory started EuroAmerican Hockey to be able to work with kids and teach them the skills he has learned over decades of playing. He has done in-season skill sessions for different hockey associations for the past several years and often speaks at USA Hockey coaches seminars sharing his expertise.