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Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: New England College
Graduating Year: 2003
Experience: 9 Years


The 2017-18 season will be the his ninth on the bench for John Rose at Dartmouth since joining the men's hockey staff for the 2009-10 campaign. Previously, Rose had spent one year coaching at the junior hockey level with the Tri-City Storm of the USHL.

At Dartmouth, Rose works closely with Associate Head Coach David Lassonde on the team's recruiting process. His evaluation and development with young players, especially defensemen, has translated to success at the collegiate level at Dartmouth as well as his previous two collegiate coaching stints.

That Division I collegiate hockey experience came while working as an assistant at the University of Alaska and Mercyhurst College.

In his most recent stint with a college team before the Big Green, Rose made the move to the CCHA in 2007-08 and was instrumental in recruiting 12 players that helped Alaska improve to a fourth-place finish in 2008-09.

Prior to Alaska, Rose spent three years at Mercyhurst, where he served as a volunteer assistant for two seasons before being promoted to assistant coach for the 2006-07 season. During his time in Erie, Rose helped lead the Lakers to an Atlantic Hockey League Championship and a trip to the 2005 NCAA Tournament. With Mercyhurst, Rose was responsible for recruiting, strength and conditioning, video breakdown and analysis, scouting opponents and practice coordination.

Rose coached for a year at Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston), a Division III program of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Northeast, the year before his stint at Mercyhurst. The Leopards went 16-9-4 during the 2003-04 season, qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.

Rose spent the 2008-09 season in the USHL as an assistant coach for the Tri-City Storm and spent five consecutive summers coaching at the Minnesota Hockey Camps run by Pittsburgh Penguins scout Chuck Grillo. Rose also coaches each summer at the USA Hockey National Select Festivals.

Originally from Potsdam, New York, Rose attended New England College of the ECAC East in Henniker, N.H., and graduated in 2003 with degrees in business administration and sport recreation management.

While at NEC, Rose was a four-year defenseman for the Pilgrims' hockey program. During his sophomore campaign (2000-01), the Pilgrims won the ECAC East championship and participated in the NCAA Division III Tournament. As a senior, Rose played in the 2003 Division III East/West All-Star Game.
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