Chad Demers set to return to Fargo Force as associate head coach
Demers previously served as an assistant coach, director of scouting and associate head coach for the Force
FARGO — The Fargo Force announced on Wednesday, June 1, that Chad Demers will be returning to the team to serve as associate head coach.
Demers previously served as an assistant coach, director of scouting and associate head coach for the Force, helping them to a 57-36-9 record, a Western Conference title and a Clark Cup Finals appearance during his tenure.
Demers, from Grafton, N.D., played for the Force from 2008-11. He played 117 games for Fargo, tallying 23 goals and 42 assists. He played college hockey at Division I Air Force Academy, where he spent the 2021-22 season as the director of hockey. Air Force finished the season with a 16-17-3 overall record and 11-12-3 conference mark.
“This is a huge win for us,” Fargo Force president Jon Kram said in a press release. “Chad was a skilled player and strong leader for both the Force and Air Force. His knowledge and passion for the game is apparent, and he was beloved by both players and staff during his time here in Fargo. It’s a pretty unique opportunity to have two alumni who played together serving as head and associate head coach, we are very excited to see what the future holds.”