Fohr leaves Nebraska-Omaha for NTDP assistant’s position

Nick Fohr has been named assistant coach at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich., and will help guide the U.S. National Under-17 Team in the 2011-2012 season.

“Nick is highly regarded and will be a terrific addition to our coaching staff,” said NTDP senior director of operations Scott Monaghan in a statement. “He brings the energy, commitment and experience needed to help our players reach their full potential.”

“Very few people get the opportunity to represent their country on such a large stage,” added Fohr. “I’m extremely excited and look forward to getting started right away.”

Fohr replaces Chadd Cassidy, who left to become an assistant coach with the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans after five seasons at the NTDP.

Fohr, who played at Nebraska-Omaha from 1998-2002, most recently completed his second stint at UNO as director of hockey operations. He previously served in the same position from 2004-2007 before working behind the bench as assistant coach for the Mavericks from 2007-2010. Fohr also spent time at UNO as an undergraduate assistant coach in 2002-03 and as an undergraduate assistant coach at Miami.