PLYMOUTH, Mich. - USA Hockey's National Team Development Program intern assistant coach, Mason Graddock (Stowe, VT) has been named assistant coach of Army West Point, the school announced today.
Graddock spent two years at the NTDP serving as an intern assistant coach with both the Under-17 and Under-18 Teams and most recently helped the U.S. National Men's Under-18 Team to a silver medal at the IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship in Russia.
"We are excited for Mason to move onto the next step in his coaching career with Army West Point and are grateful for all of his contributions to our program over the last two years," said Scott Monaghan, senior director of operations at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program.
Prior to joining the NTDP coaching staff, Graddock spent the 2015-16 season as an intern assistant coach at the University of Notre Dame where he was involved in team preparations and game plans, scouting and assisting with on-ice practices and in-game adjustments of both Notre Dame and its opponents, including matchups and strategy.
Previously, Graddock spent four seasons as an assistant men's ice hockey coach at Middlebury College. With the Panthers, Graddock was responsible for player development, recruiting and special teams systems.
Graddock played four seasons of ice hockey at Middlebury (2005-09), helping the team to the NCAA Division III national championship his freshman year.