Former Plattsburgh assistant Moffat named new head coach at Castleton

Castleton announced Monday that longtime Plattsburgh assistant coach Steve Moffat has been named the Spartans’ new head coach.

Moffa, who has been a member of the Plattsburgh staff for the last 13 years, including the past 10 as head coach Bob Emery’s top assistant, replaces Alex Todd, who resigned to become an assistant at Nebraska-Omaha in July.

“We are very excited to have Steve join our staff,” said Castleton associate dean for athletics and recreation Deanna Tyson in a statement. “His time at Plattsburgh has been marked by success both on the ice and off. I have no doubt that he is the right person to build off the strong foundation already established in our men’s hockey program.”

“I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to lead the Castleton hockey program,” Moffat added. “I want to thank (president) Dave Wolk, (dean of administration) Scott Dikeman, Deanna Tyson and the entire search committee for believing in me and providing that opportunity. I would also like to thank Coach Emery for his leadership and support. Spending 17 years as a player and coach learning under one of the most successful coaches in the country has given me the experience and knowledge to lead a program like Castleton, which in just 10 years has emerged as a national contender.”

Moffat was a two-time All-American forward at Plattsburgh and finished his career with over 100 goals and 200 total points. He graduated in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and earned his master’s degree in school counseling from Plattsburgh in 2002.

After his graduation in 1998, Moffat played in the East Coast Hockey League for the Columbus Chill and Florida Everblades.