Geneseo has hired alumnus Jason Lammers as head men’s ice hockey coach. Lammers replaces Brian Hills, who left to become an assistant coach for the RIT’s new Division I program after four seasons at Geneseo.
A native of Bradford Woods, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, Lammers returns to Geneseo after two seasons of professional hockey followed by five seasons as an assistant coach at four different universities.
Lammers played two seasons of minor league hockey for the Idaho Steelheads and Phoenix Mustangs in the West Coast League in 1998-99 and 1999-2000 and began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Clarkson University in 2000-01.
In 2001-02, Lammers was the top assistant at Hobart College. He returned to Clarkson in 2002-03 and worked the past two seasons for head coach Guy Gadowski, at Alaska-Fairbanks in 2003-04 and at Princeton in 2004-05.
Lammers takes over a program that is the defending SUNYAC champion and which made its first D-III NCAA appearance last season.
“It is my dream to return to my alma mater as the head hockey coach,” said Lammers. “I look forward to continuing the success of the past and will strive to take the team further into the NCAA tournament.”
A 1998 graduate of Geneseo, Lammers was a two-time assistant captain and captained the team for the 1997-98 season, when he earned second team All-SUNYAC honors as a defenseman.
In addition to his coaching duties, Lammers will be responsible for the management of the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena and will serve as the liaison to the Genesee Finger Lakes Youth Hockey organization.
“I am confident that with Jason’s playing and coaching experience, he will be an asset to our program,” said atheltic director Marilyn Moore. “His dedication to the game and his commitment to Geneseo, especially our alumni and the community, will provide the leadership necessary to keep our program at the forefront of Division III ice hockey.”