Veteran USHL coach Steward selected assistant coach at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech has announced the hiring of Dallas Steward as an assistant coach.

Steward comes to Tech from the Chicago Steel where he was an associate head coach with the team that won the Clark Cup as USHL champions in 2016-17.

“We’re very excited to have an individual the caliber of Dallas join our program,” MTU head coach Joe Shawhan said in a news release. “He’s had success follow him being part of two of the last three USHL championships. He has a strong recruiting network and his character and ethics will be a great addition to our hockey program.”

“I’m really looking forward to joining the rich tradition of Michigan Tech,” Steward added. “Our goal is to continue the current trend of Husky hockey and build on the recent successes of the program.”

Steward was with the Steel for two seasons. The 2016-17 team went 38-17-2 in the regular season, defeated Youngstown and Dubuque in the first two rounds of the playoffs, and won the championship with an overtime win over Sioux City in Game 5 of the Clark Cup.

He started his coaching career with the USHL’s Sioux Falls Stampede as an assistant coach and scouting director from 2011 to 2015. He helped lead the team to three consecutive playoff berths and a Clark Cup title in 2014-15.

Steward played 138 games over four years at Alaska Anchorage from 2000 to 2004. He scored 27 goals and added 32 assists as a forward, was an assistant captain as a senior, and a three-time WCHA All-Academic selection. Steward went on to play six years of professional hockey in both the CHL and ECHL from 2004 to 2010.