Ohio State adds Exter to coaching staff

Joe Exter, an assistant coach with the U.S. National Team Development Program the last four years, has been named an assistant coach at Ohio State.

“The experience Joe brings from working in college, in the USHL and with USA Hockey will be invaluable to our program,” said OSU head coach Mark Osiecki in a press release. “He has been around the best hockey players from the United States the last four years, including some of the best goalies during that time period. He will add a great deal to both our staff and the Ohio State hockey program overall.”

Exter, a 2003 Merrimack graduate, was on staff with Osiecki at the World Junior Championship when the U.S. won gold in 2010 and with the bronze-medal squad in 2011. Exter will serve as an assistant coach with the 2012 team this winter.

Prior to joining USA Hockey, Exter spent the 2006-07 season with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the USHL. In 2005-06, he served as an assistant coach for American International College.