Mark Osiecki is headed back to college.
The Rockford IceHogs assistant coach will join Tony Granato's staff at Wisconsin, reports John Buccigross of ESPN. Buccigross also reports that Granato will be the Badgers' next head coach with a formal announcement to come next week.
Dan Cohen of 13 WREX out of Rockford confirmed the report that Osiecki will head to Madison after the season is over.
Osiecki, 47, has served behind the IceHogs bench for three seasons, including two as an associate coach to Ted Dent. Prior to joining the Chicago Blackhawks' AHL affiliate, he was the head coach at Ohio State from 2010 to 2013 where he posted a 46-50-16 record.
Osiecki spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Wisconsin under recently fired Mike Eaves from 2004-10, winning the national championship at his alma mater in 2006. He was the head coach and general manager of the Green Bay Gamblers to the USHL (1997-2004), leading the team to the Clark Cup in 2000.
The Burnville, Minn. native has also served in a coaching role for USA Hockey at the 2010, 2011 and 2013 World Junior Championships. He won two gold medals (2010 and 2013) and bronze in 2011 at the WJC.