David Nies, associate head coach of the USHL’s No. 1 team, the Tri-City Storm, is the guest on the latest episode of New England Hockey Journal’s “RinkWise” podcast.
Nies, the Brookline, Mass., native who played at Brookline High before embarking on a junior and Division 3 college playing career, has been a coach at the college and junior levels and an associate in the USHL for the last three seasons with the Omaha Lancers and Storm. He joined RinkWise from Kearney, Neb., via video conferencing to talk about his own experiences as a player and how that led him to coaching. Nies worked his way up from volunteer assistant at Ohio University to Curry College to video coach under Mark Dennehy at Merrimack College. He spent one season as an assistant coach in the NAHL for the Amarillo Bulls, then moved up to the USHL.