Michigan State names eighth hockey head coach in school history



Adam Nightingale has been named the new head coach of the Michigan State Spartans hockey program. Nightingale is currently the head coach of the United States National Development Team. Nightingale will reprise the role in place of Danton Cole, who was let go earlier this spring after five seasons.

Nightingale is a Michigan State alumnus, having been a member of the Spartans hockey program during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons as alternate captain.

After a short career as a professional player, Nightingale became a coach. His first job was with Michigan State, as Director of Hockey Operations from 2010 to 2014. After his stint with Michigan State as a coach, Nightingale spent 4 seasons as an assistant coach in the League National Hockey League with the Buffalo Sabers and Detroit Red Wings. While working in the NHL, Nightingale served as an assistant for Team USA at three World Championships and the 2021 Olympics.

Nightingale will be looking to bring Michigan State back to the forefront of hockey.

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