The Dubuque Fighting Saints have hired UMass Lowell assistant coach Jason Lammers to be the organization's new head coach and general manager, it was announced Thursday.
"I'm elated to be a part of the Fighting Saints organization. The pedigree of the organization and the people involved made this something I'm excited about," said Lammers. "With quality of the people there, I'm excited to chase a championship."
Lammers had been on Norm Bazin's staff at Lowell from the start, joining the River Hawks for the 2011-12 season. A former collegiate player at SUNY-Geneseo, Lammers came to UML after serving on Scott Owens' staff at Colorado College for two seasons.
The Pittsburgh, Pa. native also spent time as an assistant at Ohio State, Alaska-Fairbanks Clarkson and Princeton as well as stops at his alma mater and fellow Division III program Hobart.
Lammers, 39, is replacing Matt Shaw who left the USHL organization earlier this summer to become an assistant coach for the University of North Dakota.
Lammers has learned from one of the best in the business as there is little doubt Bazin is one of the best x's and o's coaches in the game. Although Lammers has no previous coaching experience in junior hockey, he should be a very good fit for Dubuque.
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