Northeastern promotes Smith from hockey ops director to assistant coach

Northeastern announced on Thursday that Jason Smith as been promoted to assistant coach after previously serving as the director of hockey operations for the Huskies.

Smith replaces Patrick Foley, who resigned in August after three seasons at Northeastern.

“We are thrilled to add Jason as an assistant coach on our staff,” Northeastern coach Jim Madigan said in a news release. “He did a tremendous job as our director of operations last season and has had success as an assistant coach in the past. He has a great relationship with our student-athletes, knows our systems and we believe that he will make a seamless transition into his new role.”

In his new position, Smith will work directly with the Northeastern defensive corps and will also oversee the Huskies’ penalty killing unit and serve as the team’s academic liaison.

As the director of hockey operations, Smith was responsible for the team’s digital video analysis system, including all video breakdown and management of video databases for coach and player use, as well as maintaining statistical databases. He also coordinated the pre-scouting of opponents, scouting reports and video exchange.

Smith spent six years as an assistant coach at Holy Cross from 2007 to 2013, was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 2003 to 2007 at Babson and was also an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Salem State from 1999 to 2003.