Chris Luongo will take over as head coach at Alabama-Huntsville.
Luongo, who spent the last two seasons as the Chargers’ top assistant coach, takes over for Danton Cole, who left for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.
“This is something I take very seriously and I am committed to our student-athletes, the university, and to the Huntsville community,” Luongo said in a statement.
A former Michigan State defenseman who also played in the NHL, Luongo was an assistant at Wayne State for two seasons before joining the Alabama-Huntsville staff.
“Chris has done an excellent job with our student-athletes both on the ice and in the classroom the past two seasons and there is no doubt in my mind that he’s the right guy for our university to lead the UAH hockey program,” UAH athletic director Jim Harris said.