Michigan Tech head hockey coach Joe Shawhan announced the hiring of Dallas Steward as an assistant coach yesterday. Steward comes to Tech from the Chicago Steel where he was an associate head coach with the team that just won the Clark Cup as USHL champions.
"We're very excited to have an individual the caliber of Dallas join our program," Shawhan said. "He's had success follow him as part of two of the last three USHL Championships. He has a strong recruiting network and his character and ethics will be a great addition to our hockey program."
"I'm really looking forward to joining the rich tradition of Michigan Tech," Steward said. "Our goal is to continue the current trend of Husky hockey and build on the recent successes of the program."
Steward was with the Steel for two seasons. The 2016-17 team went 38-17-2 in the regular season, defeated Youngstown and Dubuque in the first two rounds of the playoffs, and won the championship with an overtime win over Sioux City in Game 5 of the Clark Cup.
Steward started his coaching career with the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) as an assistant coach and scouting director from 2011-15. As a collegian, he played 138 games over four years at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 2000-04. He scored 27 goals and added 32 assists as a forward, was an assistant captain as a senior and a three-time WCHA All-Academic selection.
Steward went on to play six years of professional hockey in both the CHL and ECHL from 2004-10. Read the full story and find out more about Michigan Tech sports at michigantechhuskies.com.