Niagara hires Jason Lammers as next head coach

Posted at 5:14 PM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 17:14:21-04

Niagara University has named Jason Lammers as their next head coach, the school announced on Monday.

The 41-year-old replaces Dave Burkholder who was fired at the end of last season.

Lammers is currently serving as the Dubuque Fighting Saints General Manager/Head Coach and is competing in the USHL's Eastern Conference Finals.  He'll join the team and be introduced at the conclusion of their postseason run.

“We are excited to bring Jason Lammers to Niagara University to coach our hockey team,” said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University in a statement.  “He has proven to be a very successful coach throughout his career. In addition to his success defined by wins and losses, he is a person who demonstrates character, leadership and faith, which make him a great fit for our hockey team, as well as the entire Niagara University community.”

In his two years with Saints, Lammers has helped guide the franchise to a 75-36-9 record, including back-to-back trips to the Clark Cup Playoffs.

Lammers brings nearly two decades of NCAA coaching experience with him to Niagara most recently serving as the associate coach at UMASS-Lowell and has been a part of six NCAA Tournament berths while in the college ranks.

A Pittsburgh native, Lammers played college hockey at SUNY Geneseo.