Thomas replaces Garber as new Alabama-Huntsville assistant coach

Alabama-Huntsville has announced the hiring of Matty Thomas as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 season, the Chargers’ first in the WCHA.

Thomas replaces Bruce Garber.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the addition of Matty to the UAH coaching staff,” said UAH head coach Mike Corbett in a statement. “He brings a wealth of hockey experience and will benefit these players and this program immensely. With both him and Gavin [Morgan] assisting this year, I feel very strong about the future of UAH hockey.”

Thomas served as the volunteer assistant coach for Denver from 2011-13 and prior to his arrival in Denver, Thomas served as assistant coach with the United States Naval Academy ACHA program from 2009-11.

“I’m excited to be joining a team with such a rich history and passionate fan base,” added Thomas. “With membership in a world-class conference and an energetic young coaching staff, this is really a unique time for a unique program.”