Hastings has been at UNO for the last three seasons. He also spent one season on the bench as an assistant at Minnesota. Prior to that, Hastings was was the head coach and general manager for the Omaha Lancers junior team with whom he became the USHL's all-time winningest coach.
According to MSU athletic director Kevin Buisman, Hastings is the only finalist that the university is announcing right now. Hastings' family is in Mankato with him.