Gadowsky hires familiar assistants at Penn State

Penn State has announced Keith Fisher and Matt Lindsay will be head coach Guy Gadowsky’s assistant coaches when the Nittany Lions hit the ice in 2012-2013.

Fisher and Lindsay were assistant coaches under Gadowsky at Princeton.

“Keith Fisher and Matt Lindsay both have excellent work ethic and have proven to be very successful recruiters of the top hockey student-athletes in North America,” said Gadowsky in a statement. “The culture at Princeton, which puts heavy emphasis on both strong academics and athletic achievement, is very much in line with the values of Penn State athletics, so the transition should be an easy one for these two coaches.

“I think having both of them on our staff will be a great asset to the rebirth of varsity hockey at Penn State.”

Fisher just finished his sixth season as an assistant coach with Princeton and prior to that spent five years with the Omaha Lancers coaching staff in the United States Hockey League.

Lindsay is coming off a four-year stint with Princeton and also coached for one season at Utica College and spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Hobart College. He then held a volunteer assistant post at Colorado College for a year before serving as an assistant coach at Robert Morris prior to going to Princeton in 2007.