By @MichaelCaples –
Adrian College has announced their new coach for the Bulldogs’ NCAA D3 program, and he’s a familiar name both to the school and the hockey community in Michigan.
Adam Krug has been selected to replace Ron Fogarty, who was recently named the head coach at Princeton.
Krug, an Adrian College alum, was the Bulldogs’ captain for their inaugural 2007-08 season and was named an All-American at the same time. He previously competed for the Wayne State University program before heading to Adrian.
“My wife and I are extremely excited to come back to our alma mater,” said Krug, a 2012 Adrian College graduate with a bachelor of arts in business administration, in a release from the program. “Not many athletes get the opportunity to coach where they played and thanks to President Jeffrey Docking and athletic director Michael Duffy, I will get that chance. I am honored to be the head coach of such a nationally-prominent program. We will keep the traditions intact and continue strong relationships with our alumni.
“I owe a lot of thanks to former head coach Ron Fogarty. He brought me to Adrian College as a player and I am thrilled to be back as his successor. Ron set the standards of Adrian hockey and I will do everything in my power to make sure that those standards are maintained day in and day out. My relationship with him has given me many tools that I will certainly need for this opportunity.”
Krug most recently served as an assistant coach for the USHL’s Indiana Ice, helping the program to a 2014 Clark Cup championship. On June 13, it was announced that he was joining the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers staff after the Ice went dormant.
Instead, he will be taking over behind the bench for his alma mater.
“I could not be more happy and proud that Adam is the new head coach for the hockey program,” said Fogarty in the release. “He was a remarkable captain when he played here and will no doubt be a great leader for the student-athletes at Adrian College. I wish Adam, his wife Lindsay and their son, Carter, nothing but the best.”