Adrian turns to former captain Krug to replace Fogarty

Former Adrian captain Adam Krug has been named to replace Ron Fogarty as the Bulldogs’ head coach.

Krug was assistant coach and associate head coach for the USHL’s Indiana Ice in the last two seasons after a four-year professional career in the U.S. and Europe.

He is just the second head coach in the Adrian program’s history. Fogarty was 167-23-10 in seven seasons leading the Bulldogs before taking the head coaching position at Princeton last month.

The Bulldogs have made the NCAA tournament in four of the last five years and finished as national runner-up in 2011.

Krug’s two years at Adrian — the program’s inaugural season of 2007-08 and 2008-09 — followed two seasons at Wayne State.

As a junior, he led Division III men’s hockey with 2.66 points per game and was named MCHA player of the year. Despite playing only two seasons for the Bulldogs, Krug ranks seventh on the program’s all-time scoring list with 129 points.

“I owe a lot of thanks to former head coach Ron Fogarty,” Krug said in a statement. “He brought me to Adrian College as a player and I am thrilled to be back as his successor. Ron set the standards of Adrian hockey and I will do everything in my power to make sure that those standards are maintained day in and day out. My relationship with him has given me many tools that I will certainly need for this opportunity.”

Last season, Krug helped coach the Ice to the USHL’s Clark Cup championship. The team, however, announced that it would not play in the 2014-15 season and its players were dispersed among other league teams.