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Jamestown Native Amber Schaak Named First UJ Girls’s Hockey Coach

Article & Photograph by way of the Jamestown Athletic Division and AD Sean Johnson

JAMESTOWN, ND. – Jamestown native Amber Schaack has been named the primary head coach of the College of Jamestown ladies’s hockey program.

Schaack will recruit student-athletes throughout the 2021-22 educational yr and the staff will compete throughout the 2022-23 educational yr.

UJ plans to compete as a member of ACHA Division 1.

“Amber is the proper particular person to begin our ladies’s hockey program on the College of Jamestown,” mentioned athletics director Sean Johnson.  “Her intelligence, work ethic, expertise as a profitable collegiate student-athlete {and professional} work expertise has set the stage for her success at UJ.”

“I’m extremely honored and humbled to be named the primary head coach of the College of Jamestown Jimmies ladies’s hockey program,” mentioned Schaack.  “I’m trying ahead to cultivating a aggressive program that may construct upon the profitable custom of UJ Athletics. I’m excited to be again in my hometown and to have the chance to convey extra aggressive hockey to each Jamestown and the state of North Dakota.”

Schaack was an all-state performer at Jamestown highschool scoring 132 targets, aiding on 43 extra for 175 profession factors in her 4 seasons.  Throughout these 4 years the Blue Jays improved from seven wins to 9, then 13 and 18.

As a senior she was a primary staff all-state choice and named Miss North Dakota Hockey after accumulating 52 factors and main the Blue Jays to a greatest ever fourth place end on the 2013 state match.  Throughout her junior yr, the Blue Jays positioned fifth on the state match.

Whereas at Concordia she scored 27 profession targets with 28 assists for 55 profession factors from 2013-17.  She helped lead the Cobbers to a top-four end within the MIAC league standings each season together with a 3rd place end in 2015 and 2017, tied for the second greatest league end in class historical past.  Amber was an honorable point out All-MIAC choice her junior season.

Most just lately she has been a supervisor at Hoist Hockey in Fargo, a novel 3 on 3 hockey coaching and health facility.

She additionally labored for the PGA of America aiding in coordinating, recruiting, enrolling, scheduling and main 1,500 volunteers for championship occasions.

Schaack has additionally coached the West Fargo Stampede ladies 12UA staff and the junior varsity ladies’ staff at Delano (MN) Excessive Faculty.

She acquired her undergraduate diploma in train science from Concordia in 2017 and a grasp’s diploma in sports activities administration from Northern Colorado in 2018.

What they’re saying about Amber Schaack

News PhotoJason Gregoire, former head coach at Concordia Faculty

“Amber is a superb rent for UJ.  Her ardour for the sport and a focus to element will serve her nicely as she builds a successful tradition there.  I’ve little question she’s going to signify the college with class and her gamers might be extraordinarily arduous employees each on the ice and off.”

Rachel Bergeson, Athletics Director, Concordia Faculty

“Amber has been a powerful advocate for ladies’s hockey for so long as I’ve identified her and she’s going to work tirelessly to proceed to develop the game in a neighborhood that’s each acquainted and vital to her. Her ardour and degree of competitiveness will serve Jamestown nicely.”

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