GREEN BAY — Cody Chupp has been named an assistant coach for the Green Bay Gamblers, replacing Adam Krug, who accepted the head-coaching position at Division III Adrian College.
“Cody’s two-year playing stint in the USHL along with his collegiate and professional career makes him a valuable asset on our bench,” “said Gamblers head coach and general manager Pat Mikesch. “He fits in with our vision of creating an elite program with a reputation of winning.”
Chupp joins the Gamblers after serving as the assistant coach at Utica College last season where his duties included scouting, recruiting, practice/game preparation and day-to-day operations in the office.
As a player, Chupp spent time in the American Hockey League with the Texas Stars (affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars). With the Stars, the Big Rapids, Mich., native played in 67 games tallying five goals and 10 assists. Chupp finished in the AHL with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (affiliate of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins) where he played in 15 games and had five points.
He wrapped up his professional career in the East Coast Hockey League where he played 63 games over the course of two seasons for the Wheeling Nailers. In his first season with the Nailers, he finished sixth on the team with 34 points (17 goals, 17 assists).