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Andy Jones has been named the new assistant coach at Clarkson.

Jones just completed his fifth season as the assistant coach for the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League.

“I am very excited to add Andy to our staff,” said Clarkson head coach Casey Jones in a statement. “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.”

In 2009, Jones served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Junior Select Team that captured a gold medal at the World Junior A Challenge.

Prior to joining the Stampede, Jones was an assistant coach at Amherst College, his alma mater, from 2000-2005. He played at Amherst from 1996-2000, being named team captain during his senior year.