Mankato names assistant coach

    This release from Minnesota State Mankato on the hiring of an assistant coach by Troy Jutting:

Mankato, Minn. — Minnesota State men’s coach Troy Jutting has announced that Todd Knott has been named assistant coach.

Knott spent last season as the head coach and general manager of Sioux City of the United States Hockey League. He was an associate head coach for Des Moines for three years (2005-08) where he was part of a Buccaneer staff that earned a Clark Cup title (USHL play-off championship) in 2005-06.  Prior to his time in Des Moines, Knott spent a pair of seasons (one as an assistant coach, one as head coach) of Fargo-Moorhead in the North American Hockey League.   Under his guidance, the Jets earned a NAHL regular-season title with a 36-17-3 record, a West Division play-off championship and a runner-up finish at the Tier II national tournament in 2004-05.

Born and raised in Red Lake Falls, Minn., Knott played in the USHL with Lincoln in 1998-99 and was a forward for Bemidji State from 1999-2002 where he tallied 14 goals and nine assists for 23 points in 72 games for the Beavers.  Knott earned a degree in physical education from Bemidji State in 2002.