Jason Herter will be the third head coach in three seasons for the Fargo Force. Herter will also is the third head coach to have connections to the Fighting Sioux hockey program (Dean Blais – Head Coach UND 1994-2004, Steve Johnson – Player 1984-1988, Jason Herter – Player 1988-1991). The last two head coaches have used their Fargo force coaching position to spring board to a coaching position in the college hockey ranks. It’s nice to see UND alum doing well in their hockey careers. Here is the official press release.
Fargo Forum —Former Force assistant Jason Herter was hired this morning by the Force to take over the team days before training camp starts Monday. The 39-year-old Saskatchewan native replaces Steve Johnson, who resigned Monday to become an assistant coach at St. Cloud State.
“Hockey is in my blood and I’ve always been looking for a good opportunity,” said Herter, who was an assistant during the Force’s first season. “I am established in the community and in the world of hockey, if a good opportunity comes up, you take advantage of it.”
Herter takes over a team that returns nine players from last year’s squad that advanced to the Clark Cup Finals for a consecutive season.
He becomes the team’s third coach in as many years.
Herter was an assistant under Dean Blais in the team’s first season.