Andrew Dickson has been promoted to the position of first assistant coach for Colgate. Dickson replaces Stan Moore, who stepped down to take an assistant coach position at Providence. Dickson has been a member of the Colgate coaching staff for the past six seasons, and has played a major role in the recruiting effort. In addition, Brad Dexter has been named an assistant coach.
“Andrew Dickson is the best person for this job,” head coach Don Vaughan said. “He has had a major impact on Colgate hockey for years, first as a player and more recently as an assistant coach. When it comes to assistant coaches, he is the complete package. He has proven himself to be an excellent recruiter who also has a great mind for the game. He relates very well to the student-athletes and he knows exactly what it takes to be successful at Colgate both as a hockey player and as a student. In recent years, he has been our primary recruiter responsible for attracting many of our top players to Colgate. He is also a very good coach, and his contributions to our team’s recent on-ice success should not be underestimated. I am excited for Andrew and our players and I am looking forward to working with him in his new role as our top assistant coach.”
Dexter returns to his alma mater to become a member of the staff. Dexter is a 1996 graduate of Colgate.
“I am very excited that Brad will be joining our staff,” Vaughan said. “He has a great passion for the game, and he has coached at the Division I level. His recent playing experience will be a great benefit to our players. As a Colgate graduate and All-America defenseman, he has a strong sense of what it takes to succeed at Colgate as a student-athlete.”