Danton Cole, who most recently served as the head coach at Alabama Huntsville, was on Monday named a head coach at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. As one of two head coaches at the NTDP, Cole will guide the U.S. National Under-17 Team during the 2010-11 season. Cole replaces Grand Rapids native Kurt Kleinendorst, who spent one season at the National Team Development Program, leading the U.S. National Under-18 Team to the gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Men’s Under-18 Championship. Kleinendorst is seeking a return to coaching in professional hockey.
The complete release from USA hockey is here.