The Clarkson University men's hockey staff is now finalized with the hiring of U.S. Hockey League assistant Andy Jones.
Head coach Casey Jones chose Jones, who is of no relation, to join his staff, which also includes former Golden Knight Phil Roy, who had been an assistant at Merrimack.
Andy Jones, who was working for Sioux Falls of the USHL, is replacing Chris Rogles, who left in July to pursue a career in medical equipment sales.
Jones has been with Sioux Falls since the 2006-07 season. Jones is a graduate of Amherst College and was also an assistant coach at his alma mater. He's from Minnetonka, Minn.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Clarkson hockey family and Potsdam community," Jones said in a statement. "It is an exciting time to be a part of a program with such a rich tradition. I am looking forward to contributing to the next chapter of the Clarkson hockey legacy."
In addition to his bench duties with Sioux Falls Jones also analyzed video of his team, as well as other USHL squads.
"I am very excited to add Andy to our staff," Casey Jones said. "He has all the qualities I wanted in an individual for this position. Andy possesses great communication skills and is a very good teacher of the game, which will translate well with our players in our development model. He brings a network of knowledge in an area that is vital in today's college hockey recruiting world. Andy will complement our staff perfectly."
Sioux Falls won its first league championship during Jones's time there and in 2009 he was an assistant coach for the U.S. Junior Select team that won a gold medal at the World Junior A Challenge in Canada.
"Andy worked tirelessly for the Stampede and in particular our players," said Sioux Falls coach Kevin Hartzell in a statement. "He is an outstanding coach and a classy person. Andy earned this great opportunity to advance to an oustanding program with a great tradition. I couldn't be happier for Andy."