St. Cloud State University announced Monday that women's hockey head coach Jeff Giesen's contract would not be renewed after eight seasons behind the bench.

Giesen, the third coach in team history, posted a career record of 79-138-35, including a 4-27-5 mark in 2013-14.

In a press release, Giesen said “I want to thank our former players, coaches and staff members who have been a part of this program over the years. This a great program and an even better university.”

SCSU will conduct a national search for a replacement under Athletic Director Heather Weems.