Staff Announcement: Director of Player Development and 2023-24 Head Coach

Jan 17, 2023

Please welcome David Clarkson & Steve Haddon!

The Colorado Grit, new members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce David Clarkson as Owner/Partner, VP, and Director of Player Development, and Steve Haddon as the organization’s Head Coach for the 2023-24 season.

Clarkson is a Native of Toronto, Canada and since playing in the NHL he has spent the past six seasons developing, coaching, and scouting hockey players at the youth, junior, and pro levels.

Throughout his hockey career, David Clarkson developed a reputation for being one of the game’s great all-around players. Clarkson’s four-year junior career started with Belleville of the Ontario Hockey League and ended with Kitchener, where he won the Memorial Cup in2003. Clarkson spent 12 years in the NHL, playing 570 games, before making the transition into coaching.

David Clarkson can be contacted via email here.

Haddon is a Native of Sarnia, Canada and has been a Head Coach and GM at the Junior level for the past ten seasons.  During his coaching career Haddon has a record of 315-177-78. In his ten seasons he has helped 0ver 100 players move on to the NCAA and professional levels.

Prior to his coaching career, Haddon played 9 years of professional hockey in the Northern Colorado community with the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL. He has been fortunate enough to have won championships at every level: junior, college and professional.

Coach Haddon can be contacted via email here.