Assistant coach Chase Fuchs enters his second year on the Adrian College men's ice hockey staff with the 2016-17 season. He helps in all facets of the Bulldogs' program, including recruiting, practice plans, on-ice coaching and working with the defensemen.
The Severna Park, Md., product comes to Adrian from Mount Royal University and National Sports Development Jr. Hitmen program in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
For one season, he served as an assistant coach and the director of scouting and recruitment for Mount Royal, which is a member of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport, Canada West Division. His responsibilities included working with defenseman, on-ice coaching, practice plans, scouting and recruiting, film breakdown, in-game defensive strategy and arranging for off-ice activities with the Mount Royal Cougar Summer Hockey Camp.
Fuchs helped the Cougars to the best turnaround in school history, going from 11 to 25 wins in the span of just one season. Mount Royal was ranked No. 1 on the penalty kill in CIS and coached Mackenzie Johnston to the All-Canada West Rookie Team as a defenseman. The Cougars also spent time in the top-10 national rankings for the first time ever. He helped the team raise its academic profile, achieving a 3.57 for the highest grade-point average for any program at the University.
In addition, he was a coach and on-ice instruction leader for the Junior Hitmen from July 2014 to August 2015, specializing in power skating and skills as well as directing various camps.
He also has experience coaching with Alberta Cup Team Central, USA Hockey Select 15s Festival Camp, Stix Hockey Academy, Queen Anne’s County High School, Dan Houck’s Hockey Dynamic and Maryland Model hockey clinics, and Wolfe Hockey Development and Piney Orchard Summer Hockey camps.
A 2014 graduate in financial information analysis from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., played three seasons on the blue line for the NCAA Division I Golden Knights. He received the top pre-law minor award during his junior year, was a member of the Adirondack Business Cup and twice made the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference Academic Team.
He skated for the Syracuse Stars of the Eastern Junior Hockey League from 2008 to 2010 before joining the college ranks.