Adam Nightingale, currently serving as a head coach at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, is making his IIHF head coaching debut with the U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team in 2022.
He has supported five U.S. teams on the international stage, most recently as an assistant for the 2021 U.S. World Championship team. Prior, he served as video coach for three U.S. Men’s National Teams (2017, 2018-bronze, 2019) and one U.S. National Junior Team (2015).
Prior to joining the NTDP, Nightingale was part of the coaching staff for both the Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres and he has also previously served as head hockey coach at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Minnesota.
Nightingale joined Shattuck after spending four seasons (2010-14) as director of hockey operations for his alma mater, Michigan State University.
A native of Cheboygan, Mich., Nightingale played hockey collegiately at Lake Superior State University (2000-02) and Michigan State University (2003-05), totaling 37 points (18-19—37) in 118 games with the Lakers and Spartans. Nightingale spent parts of four seasons playing professionally in the ECHL, recording 27 points (10-17—27) in 78 games for the Gwinnett Gladiators, Greenville Grrrowl and Charlotte Checkers from 2004-08.