UNION LAKE, MI. – Dave Debol (Saline, MI) has been named head coach of the 2011 United States University Men's Select Team, which will compete at the Winter World University Games, to be held January 27-February 6, 2011 in Erzurum, Turkey.
The U.S. University Select Team is comprised of players from collegiate ice hockey teams affiliated with the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).
Debol is returning to the U.S. University Select Team coaching ranks for the third consecutive time, having served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the Winter World University Games in 2007 in Turin, Italy under Chad Cassel of the University of Illinois, and in 2009 in Harbin, China, under Joe Augustine of the University of Rhode Island.
David is currently in his sixth season as head coach at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is also co-owner of Hockey Masters, a year round comprehensive hockey skills and training development program for both on and off the ice.
Dave played collegiate hockey at the University of Michigan from 1974-1978. Debol was a key player and multi-time All-Star, as well as earning berths on the All-American Team and the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team. In 1996 Dave was inducted into the Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor for his outstanding efforts on the ice during his four-season stay, highlighted by his 99 points in just 45 games in 1976-77 and the fastest hat trick in NCCA history with 3 goals in a mere 59 seconds.
Debol played six years of professional hockey, including three years with the National Hockey League's Hartford Whalers where he played on a line with Gordie Howe.
Debol was a three-time member of the U.S. National Team, competing in the World Championships in 1977, 1978, and 1981.
Debol retired from the game following the 1982-83 campaign.
Debol is a USA Hockey Level 3 certified coach and resides in Saline, Mich. with his daughter, Alexis, and son, Myles.