Tom Anastos To Be Named Michigan State Hockey Coach

By: Jeremy Sampson Email
By: Jeremy Sampson Email

WILX-TV has learned that former Spartan Tom Anastos will be announced as the next Spartan hockey coach at a 4 p.m. press conference at Munn Ice Arena. Anastos played for Ron Mason at Michigan State from 1981-85 scoring 60 goals and 143 points in his 4-year career.

Over the last 13 years he has served as the commissioner of the CCHA. He currently serves as the president of the Hockey Commissioner's Association. They created College Hockey Inc. which is responsible for growing the sport of college hockey.

Anastos was the head coach at the University of Michigan-Dearborn from 1987-1990. He was then as assistant to Mason at Michigan State from 1990-1992. The 46-year old will be just the 6th coach in Michigan State history.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Michigan on Mar 24, 2011 at 10:21 AM
    You name a guy who hasen't coached in 13 years,recruited players, been around both countries, What about Tom Newton ?? I smell Good old Boy Go U of M no problem recruiting in Michigan, Just like the great job they did on Jack Johnson who's dad and Uncle went to State.
  • by HOCKEYGUY Location: LANSING on Mar 23, 2011 at 12:34 PM
    I just spoke with three recruits and each one said the same thing. "Tom Anastos....who is that?" and "He hasn't coached in almost twenty years?"
  • by Micky Location: Dewitt on Mar 23, 2011 at 11:29 AM
    I still think there will be a twist in the tail... who will be named as his assistants?
  • by Matt Location: East Lansing on Mar 23, 2011 at 10:48 AM
    Wow, what a homerun hire...
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      by Edwards on Mar 23, 2011 at 11:50 AM in reply to Matt
      With Danton Cole and Kelly Miller how does this happen!!!!
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