UAF Will be Inducting Don Lucia into Their Hall of Fame

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The University of Alaska Nanooks have added their fourth member to the 2018 Hall of Fame Class, adding a hockey legend to their ranks.
As they will add former hockey head coach Don Lucia.
Lucia has been part of the Alaska Nanooks program since their transition period to the Division I level, when he started as an assistant coach back in 1981.
Serving under Ric Shafer, the two pushed the Nooks to a 64-45-1 record before they moved to DI in the Great West Hockey Conference.
In 1987, Lucia became the full-time head coach after Shafer resigned, and lifted the Nooks to a 20-9-2 record and first and only conference title, and was named the GWHC's Coach of the Year.
During his 6 seasons as the head coach of the Nooks, he went 99-97-19.
Later on, he went on to coach the University of Minnesota garnering 3 national championships, 4 regular season titles, and 4 NCAA Coach of the Year recognition.
During his UAF days, he coached and recruited some of the greatest Alaska Nanooks to play for them, with the likes of Steve Moria, Keith Street, and Doug Desorcie.