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Moorhead High graduate Ammerman introduced as new boys hockey head coach

July 23, 2013

At the Aug. 12 board meeting, the Moorhead School Board will vote on the recommendation of the administration to hire Jon Ammerman as the boys hockey head coach for Moorhead High School. Ammerman was introduced at a news conference July 23.

Ammerman, a 2005 Moorhead High School graduate, was hired in June to teach social studies at Moorhead High School beginning this fall. He has spent the past two years at Windom (Minn.) High School where he was a social studies teacher and the boys hockey head coach.

While at Moorhead High, Ammerman was part of three state tournament hockey teams. After graduating, he played junior hockey in the USHL during the 2005-06 season. He then played for St. Cloud State University, where he earned All-WCHA academic honors, before graduating in 2011.

“We are excited to have Jon take a leadership role with our boys hockey program,” said Dean Haugo, Moorhead High activities director. “Jon’s experiences as a player in our program, as a player with the USHL and WCHA, and as a coach in Windom have given him the perspective to provide a vision for Moorhead hockey.”

Haugo said it was the combination of Ammerman’s background knowledge of the program along with his experiences in Windom that were important to his selection.

Ammerman had always intended to return to Moorhead, but having opportunities for both a teaching position in Moorhead and the boys hockey head coach position come to fruition during the same summer was unexpected. “It’s an exciting opportunity. I’m proud to teach here,” he said.

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