HOUGHTON, Mich. –- Michigan Tech announced the hiring of Dallas Steward ('97) as an assistant coach. Steward comes to Tech from the Chicago Steel, where he was an associate head coach with the team that just won the Clark Cup as USHL champions.
"We're very excited to have an individual the caliber of Dallas join our program," MTU head coach Joe Shawhan said. "He's had success follow him being part of two of the last three USHL Championships. He has a strong recruiting network and his character and ethics will be a great addition to our hockey program."
"I'm really looking forward to joining the rich tradition of Michigan Tech," Steward said. "Our goal is to continue the current trend of Husky hockey and build on the recent successes of the program."
Steward was with the Steel for two seasons. The 2016-17 team went 38-17-2 in the regular season, defeated Youngstown and Dubuque in the first two rounds of the playoffs, and won the championship with an overtime win over Sioux City in Game 5 of the Clark Cup.
Steward started his coaching career with the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) as an assistant coach and scouting director from 2011-15. He helped lead the team to three consecutive playoff berths and a Clark Cup title in 2014-15.
Steward played 138 games over four years at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 2000-04. He scored 27 goals and added 32 assists as a forward, was an assistant captain as a senior, and a three-time WCHA All-Academic selection. Steward went on to play six years of professional hockey in both the CHL and ECHL from 2004-10.
Prior to college, Steward played three seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers, winning the Clark Cup in 2000. He amassed a total of 74 points over three seasons with the Gamblers, including 18 goals and 27 assists in their championship season.
In his lone season as a Red Knight, Steward scored 14 goals and 32 points in 24 games during the 1996-97 season.
The Chippewa Falls, Wis., native has a bachelor's degree in journalism and public communication from UAA. Dallas and his wife, Janet, have a daughter, Jade.