A former Huntsville Otters player is headed off to the United States. But, he won’t be grabbing his skates, he will be instead holding a clip board.

The Cortland Red Dragons in New York have announced Huntsville native Jon Whitelaw will be assistant coach of the NCAA squad. Whitelaw, helped coach the Otters last year and will take some important tips with him.

Whitelaw also will be attending the school taking a business management program. His tuition is paid for by the team.