The Odessa Jackalopes have hired Scott Deur as the team’s next GM and head coach. Deur will replace Jason Fortier, who left the program in order to become the new assistant coach at Maine under Ben Barr.
Deur, 32, began his coaching career in the North American Hockey League with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in 2015 as an assistant coach. For the past six years, Deur has helped oversee four Midwest Division championship teams, as well as a Robertson Cup championship team in 2016 and an NAHL league regular-season championship in 2017-18.
“I’d like to thank Don Stone and the rest of the Jackalopes organization for this opportunity,” Deur said. “I also want to thank Rob Proffitt and Trevor Stewart as well as the rest of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs organization for the last six years. We are in a great spot here in Odessa to have players succeed and move on to the next level. I look forward to this opportunity and working with the players we have here.”