Assistant Coach Dakota Gottlieb returns to the Razorback hockey program for his second season behind the bench. Prior to stepping behind the bench, Coach Gottlieb played 3 years for the team. Born in Scottsdale, Arizona, Coach Gottlieb had a hockey playing career that included the New Jersey Hitmen and Hampton Roads Whalers where he won the USPHL Premier National Championship before joining the Razorback Hockey team from 2018-2021.
During his first year behind the bench, Coach Gottlieb helped guide the Razorbacks to a sweep of the MACH South division title, the MACHA Regular Season Championship, and the MACHA Conference Tournament in their first season in the new conference. That team would also qualify for the National Tournament as the #4 seed and advance to their second consecutive Frozen Four.
Coach Gottlieb graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a minor in Chinese. In 2022, he graduated with his Master’s in Professional Accounting Degree, again at the University of Arkansas.
Away from the rink, Coach Gottlieb is an avid gym-goer and chef, often experimenting with new recipes and cuisines.