American International has announced the elevation of Mike Towns from graduate assistant to full-time assistant coach.
Towns’ return, along with the retaining of Stephen Wiedler, will round out new head coach Eric Lang’s staff for the 2016-17 season.
Towns has served as an assistant while obtaining his MBA over the last two seasons.
“We are pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Towns to full-time assistant coach,” said Lang in a statement. “In my short time here at AIC, I have been extremely impressed with Mike’s level of professionalism, organization, and ability to recruit quality student-athletes. Mike has a great eye for talent and will flourish in our recruiting coordinator position.”
Before his time at AIC, Towns played at Adrian, where he was a two-year captain and helped lead the Bulldogs to the NCAA Division III national championship game during his senior season in 2011.
After college, Towns spent three seasons in the ECHL, SPHL and CHL.
Since arriving at AIC, Towns has been a key factor in much of the recruiting efforts for the program.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the past two years coaching at AIC, and I am thrilled and honored to stay on board,” added Towns. “That’s not always the case when there are changes in staff, and I can’t thank Eric and the entire AIC administration enough for allowing me to be a part of this program moving forward.”