Brian Monahan is in his seventh year with the NCHA, having previously worked in the Lake Forest College sports information department. As the Director of Public Relations, Monahan monitors the league web site and social media outlets, acts as a beat reporter covering the conference and handles all media relations and promotion.
Monahan also works as a field producer for ESPN on Monday Night Football, managing sideline reports and overseeing logistics during the NFL season. He previously was a sports producer at KSTP-TV in St. Paul (2003-05) and an operations producer for the Minesota Twins regional sports network Victory Sports (2002). In 2001 he worked as play-by-play announcer and traveling secretary with the Mankato Moondogs of the Northwoods League, a collegiate summer baseball league. After participating in hockey briefly as a goaltender at Lake Forest, Monahan became known as "The Voice of the Foresters," a nickname derived from his frequent public address announcing and radio play-by-play.
Hockey has always been a big part of Monahan's life, participating in many capacities. Growing up in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, he attended St. Thomas Academy and played four years of hockey - which included a trip to the 1999 state tournament. Monahan currently works as an on-ice official for high school and NCAA hockey.
Monahan resides in St. Paul and is married to Katy Monahan (Rollwagen), the career hockey points leader at the College of St. Benedict. They have two children: Will (3) and Blair (1).