|Cary Eades is in his 14th season on the Fighting Sioux coaching
staff, having served two different stints under head coaches Dave Hakstol and John "Gino" Gasparini.
Eades was promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2006-07 season
after serving as an assistant in his first year.
Involved in all aspects of the Sioux program, Eades' responsibilities
with UND include coaching the power play, an area in which he has a great deal of expertise as both a coach and player. The
Sioux have led the WCHA in power-play efficiency twice (2008-09 & 2006-07) and ranked third last season despite the absence
of injured All-America defenseman Chay Genoway. UND's power-play has also ranked among the top seven nationally in three of
the last five years under Eades.
In addition to his UND coaching duties, Eades is heavily involved with
USA Hockey. He has worked numerous national festivals and in August 2006, he was named head coach for USA Hockey's Under-17
team that participated in the Three Nation's Tournament in Rochester, N.Y.
Prior to joining the UND staff in 2004, Eades spent the previous 11
seasons (from 1994 to 2004) as head coach of the boys hockey team at Warroad (Minn.) High School. A former UND player, Eades
led Warroad to three Minnesota state class "A" championships and posted a 237-62-6 (.787) overall record.
This is Eades' second stint on the UND coaching staff. Eades previously
was an assistant coach for the 1987 NCAA and WCHA champion Sioux while serving as a member of former UND head coach Gino Gasparini's
staff for seven seasons (1984-91).
Prior to that, Eades played hockey at North Dakota for four seasons
(1978-82), playing on two UND national championship teams (1980 and 1982) and three WCHA championship teams (1979, 1980, 1982).
He was UND's team captain his senior season (1981-82).
Eades played in 144 games for the Sioux, scoring 85 goals and 79 assists
for 164 points. His 85 career goals are tied for ninth on the all-time Sioux list. UND compiled a 117-47-3 record during Eades
four years of college. After his college playing career, Eades played professional hockey for two seasons in the St. Louis
At Warroad, Eades led his team to seven Section 8 championships and
two state runnerup finishes in addition to the three state championships. He was the 1996 Minnesota State High School Coach
of the Year and a three-time Section 8 Coach of the Year.
Prior to taking over at Warroad, Eades spent two seasons as general
manager and coach of the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. The Saints qualified for the national
junior tournament both seasons under Eades and were the 1993 national junior champions. At Dubuque, Eades posted an overall
win/loss record of 86-46-7 (.647).
Eades' family includes his wife, Dana, and his children, Alexandra
(17), Edward (14) and Erica (12).