Clarkson announced Tuesday the hiring of Josh Hauge as an assistant coach for the Golden Knights.
Hauge replaces Andy Jones behind the Clarkson bench after Jones took a similar job with Massachusetts-Lowell on Aug. 20.
The 36-year-old Hauge comes from the Fargo Force in the United States Hockey League where he was an assistant coach and director of scouting in 2014-15. He joined the Force after serving as the head coach and general manager of the USHL’s Tri-City Storm for parts of the previous three seasons.
“It is an extremely exciting opportunity for myself and my family to come to a great program and work alongside [head coach] Casey [Jones] and [assistant coach] Phil [Roy],” said Hauge in a statement. “My time in the USHL and the NAHL did a great job in preparing me as a coach and getting me ready to take the step into Division I college hockey. Fargo was an unbelievable time for our family and I am thankful for all the support we received. I learned a lot from Coach [John] Marks, Coach [Cary] Eades and Coach [Byron] Pool in the short time that I was there. My wife Allison and I are excited to be part of the Clarkson family and are ready to get started.”
With Tri-City from 2011 to 2014, Hauge guided 100 percent of his players to NCAA Division I or pro hockey, according to a Clarkson press release.
Hauge also served as the head coach for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the North American Hockey League from 2008 to 2011. In three seasons, he compiled a regular-season record of 111-49-15 and was 20-9-0 in the postseason, which included a 10-1-0 mark in the 2011 playoffs as the Ice Dogs won the Robertson Cup.
A native of Rosemount, Minn., Hauge has coached teams to a national championship, two national championship runner-ups, three league championships, two league championship runner-ups, two regular-season titles, four divisional championships, was named coach of the year once and has a career winning percentage of .633 (250-138-32).