Roy back with Clarkson as assistant coach

Clarkson announced Friday that former Golden Knights defenseman Phil Roy has been hired as an assistant coach.

“I am very excited to have Phil join our staff,” said Clarkson head coach Casey Jones in a press release. “He is an alum who has great passion for Clarkson University, the hockey program and the Potsdam community. He is an up-and-coming coach who has great energy and work ethic. His experience and the fact that he played defense made it a perfect fit.”

For the past three years, Roy, who played at Clarkson from 1996-2000, served as an assistant coach at Merrimack. He came to Merrimack after being head coach at Neumann College and an assistant at Hobart College.