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Adam Nightingale

Head Coach, Men’s Ice Hockey, Michigan State University

Adam Nightingale is the Head Men’s Ice Hockey Coach at Michigan State University (MSU), rekindling the program’s commitment to excellence through consistent player development and improvement and keen attention to fostering strong relationships within the campus and surrounding community.

In his first campaign, Nightingale earned the program’s first post-season victories in a decade and improved the team by six wins. In 2023-24, he guided the Spartans to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a dozen years and captured both the regular season and Big Ten Tournament titles, earning more victories than in any season since 2008.

Nightingale’s coaching trajectory includes quality experience at every level of competitive hockey—international, professional, collegiate, and youth. Whether at the top high school for developing young talent (Shattuck-St. Mary’s), the U.S. National Team Development Program, or collegiately at MSU, and with experience as both a video and bench coach in the NHL, the Spartan mentor has built a reputation of exceptional player development.