John Hoos

John Hoos
East Division Coordinator

Phone: 706-255-7485
Email: coachhoos@ugahockey.com

John Hoos is entering his 3rd season as the East Division Coordinator and 13th season as head coach for the Georgia Ice Dogs, having led Georgia to eleven winning seasons, and post-season play in nine seasons.

Hoos developed the idea behind the creation of the South Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference and joined together with Kenny Day to help form the conference.

Under Coach Hoos, Georgia has earned 7 ACHA national tournament entries, including an ACHA national championship game in 2004. Georgia brought home it’s first ever hockey championship with Hoos behind the bench winning the 2000 Thrasher Cup at the Memorial Health Hockey Classic in Savannah, GA, and has won the tournament 4 times since.

Originally from Birmingham, MI, “Hoos” was a high school stand out at Cranbrook High School, and played Junior A hockey with the Bloomfield Jets in Detroit, competing against NHL stars Eric Lindros and Brian Holzinger, among others.

Coach Hoos was a standout player at Georgia. Playing both as a defenseman and center, Hoos was surpassed in 2003 as the all-time career points leader for UGA, but remains one of the Ice Dogs career leaders in points-per-game. Hoos was a four-time College Hockey South All-Star, and is well known as having been one of the leagues’ best play-makers, top goal scorers, and hardest hitters.

After moving to warmer climates, Coach Hoos served as Georgia’s player-president during his playing career with the Ice Dogs, and has been integral in advancing the team, serving on league boards, and promoting hockey in the South.

Coach Hoos has secured high profile events such as College Hockey Night in the Philips Arena, the Omni, and the new Gwinnett Center Arena in conjunction with the Atlanta Thrashers, Atlanta Knights, and Gwinnett Gladiators, and was integral in the formation of the annual Savannah Hockey Classic, the annual Georgia/Florida hockey game played in Jacksonville, FL, and this season’s first ever College Hockey Clash in Columbus, GA.

Coach Hoos was a standout player at Georgia. Playing both as a defenseman and center, Hoos was surpassed in 2003 as the all-time career points leader for UGA, but remains one of the Ice Dogs career leaders in points-per-game. Hoos was a four-time College Hockey South All-Star, and is well known as having been one of the leagues’ best play-makers, top goal scorers, and hardest hitters.