Jason Deskins, Co-General Manager and Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Youngstown Phantoms in the United States Hockey League (USHL), joins Kirk Luedeke on the latest episode of New England Hockey Journal’s RinkWise podcast.
A native of Warren, Mich., Deskins is in his second season on the management side of the Tier 1 junior hockey league — first serving as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Scouting for the Omaha Lancers in 2020-21.
In addition to his USHL role, the former NAHL MVP also serves as head coach of the Little Caesars 15-U AAA Midget team. Last season, he led Honeybaked 15-O to the 2021 Tier 1 National Championship.
Deskins played four seasons of Division 1 college hockey at the University of Miami (Ohio), as well as four seasons of minor pro hockey, before his retirement in 2006.