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Mike Gabinet
Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Alma Mater: Omaha
Graduating Year: 2004
Phone: 402-554-3078
Email: mgabinet@omavs.com
Mike Gabinet became the third head coach in Omaha hockey history on April 5, 2017 after serving as associate head coach during the 2016-17 season, his first with his alma mater.  Gabinet is the first former UNO player to serve as the team's head coach. 

Before joining the Mavericks, Gabinet was the head coach of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2015-16.  He led the Ooks to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Championship with a 36-0 record, only the second time in 51 years that a team had finished undefeated in the conference.  He was named ACAC Coach of the Year and became the first rookie head coach to guide his team to an undefeated season in Canadian college hockey history.

Prior to that, he was an associate coach at NAIT for three seasons.

A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Gabinet played defense for the Mavericks from 2000-04 and was an alternate captain as a senior.  In 130 career games, he scored six goals and 41 assists for 47 points.  He still ranks 10th all-time in points by a UNO defenseman.

Gabinet was a draft pick of the Los Angeles Kings in 2001 and played professionally in the American Hockey League, the ECHL and in Europe before turning to coaching in 2012.

Gabinet comes from an outstanding hockey family.  He is the grandson of Canadian hockey coaching legend Clare Drake who in enjoyed success in both college and international coaching.  His grandfather was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.