College Hockey, Inc. has named former Denver captain Andrew Thomas as the organization’s new director of education and recruitment.
Thomas, currently the director of hockey operations at Rensselaer, will complete the season with the Engineers before officially assuming his new role with CHI.
“We are thrilled to welcome Andrew Thomas and know he will thrive in this role, educating players and families on the many benefits of college hockey,” CHI executive director Mike Snee said in a statement. “Andy is a passionate young man whose commitment to college hockey is genuine. We were fortunate to have a tremendous pool of qualified candidates but Andy’s background, experiences and enthusiasm set him apart. He will be a real asset to NCAA hockey.”
Thomas, who won a national title at DU in 2005, succeeds current director of education and recruitment and former Notre Dame star Kyle Lawson, who is leaving CHI on March 31 to pursue a new professional opportunity.
“My experiences in college hockey were the most integral part of my development as a person and as a player,” Thomas added. “I deeply value the relationships and experiences I had at the University of Denver and I look forward to being a strong advocate of college hockey for prospective players and their families.”