Longtime North Dakota assistant Jackson elevated to associate head coach

North Dakota has promoted longtime assistant coach Dane Jackson to the position of associate head coach.

Jackson will be entering his 10th season on the coaching staff of his alma mater after having spent the previous nine years as an assistant coach under Dave Hakstol.

“Dane has been an important part of the success of the UND men’s hockey program over the past decade,” said UND head coach Brad Berry in a statement. “He brings passion and energy to our group on a daily basis and plays a vital role in the development process for our student-athletes.”

Jackson coaches UND’s forwards and penalty-killing units, while also working directly with the forwards and defensemen on skill development during open-ice sessions throughout the week.

Jackson joined UND prior to the 2006-07 season after serving as head coach and player personnel director for the Adirondack Frostbite of the old United Hockey League and prior to coaching at Adirondack, Jackson spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the American Hockey League’s Manchester Monarchs.

He played for UND from 1988 to 1992 and was drafted in the third round (44th overall) by Vancouver in the 1988 NHL draft. Jackson went on to enjoy an 11-year professional playing career that included stints in the NHL with Vancouver, Buffalo and the New York Islanders.

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