Danton Cole, an 18-year coaching veteran with international, professional and collegiate experience, has been appointed head coach of the Michigan State hockey program by MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis. Cole, who was a key member of some of the most successful Spartan hockey teams in program history, comes to Michigan State from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program where he has mentored some of the nation’s top young players on the U-17 and U-18 teams for the past seven seasons.
Cole is the seventh head coach in program history.
Cole has guided Team USA to two gold medals (2012, 2014) and one bronze medal (2016) at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s Under-18 World Championship and three top-three finishes at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (2011, 2013, 2014), the top events in each age group.
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