Friday, June 28, 2013

Brad Schaack Named Coach of the Year by NDAPSSA

Congrats to my friend Brad "Shacker" Schaack for being selected as coach of the year by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportswriters and Sportscasters. I would also like to wish him well as he starts a new chapter of his life.
JAMESTOWN ( There was a three-way tie for female high school coach of the year, but that doesn’t make it any less special for Brad Schaack who was among those chosen by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportswriters and Sportscasters.

“I am very humbled,” Schaack said Tuesday. “Usually coaches that get this award win state champs or conference champs. But in my mind, these girls I coached for the last four years, are champions.”

Schaack lead the Jamestown Blue Jay girls hockey team from the depths of North Dakota hockey over his four years at the helm. Taking the Jays to four state tournaments including a fifth place finish in 2012 and a fourth place finish in 2013.

Jamestown also beat the Bismarck Blizzard during the regular, the Blizzard beat heavy favorite West Fargo in the state championship game.

His daughter, Amber, was named North Dakota’s Miss Hockey after a stellar senior season that saw her finish third in the state with 41 goals. Goalie Carissa Finck was also named to the all-state team and is headed to Lake Forest (Ill).

Schaack has stepped down as the girls hockey coach so he can watch his daughter at Concordia-Moorhead and his son Nick, who will be a sophomore on the boy’s team.