Omaha announced Friday that former Mavericks forward David Brisson will join the staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
“David has a great understanding of the game and the teaching ability along with the personality to connect with our players,” said UNO head coach Mike Gabinet in a statement. “I am excited for our players to learn from someone who had an outstanding career here and still has tremendous passion for the program and the university.”
Brisson played for the Mavericks from 1999 to 2003. A co-captain as a senior, he ranks third all-time in UNO history with 144 career points and 65 career goals. He also leads all Mavericks with a career plus-minus rating of plus-37 and is tied with Scott Parse for second all-time with seven shorthanded goals. He was the first UNO hockey player to be inducted into the UNO Athletics Hall of Fame.
“In addition to developing their hockey skills, our student athletes will now be spending time with one of Omaha’s outstanding young business and community leaders,” added Gabinet. “David is one of many former UNO hockey players who have settled in this great city and are raising families, contributing to business development and making their neighborhood communities good places to live. I believe it is important for our current student athletes to be aware of all of the support that we receive from our alumni and the Omaha community.”
Brisson and Gabinet played three seasons together for the Mavericks (2000-03).