Shane Fukushima joined the Black Hawks staff in 2006. His tenure with the Hawks has included two Anderson Cup Championships and four trips to the Clark Cup Finals.
Fukushima travels throughout the region to watch high school, midget, and other junior league games in preparation for each spring’s United States Hockey League Draft. He is also responsible for developing and overseeing the club’s scouting staff.
In 2011, Fukushima served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Junior Select Team which won the bronze medal at the World Junior A Challenge in Canada. Not quite a year later, he was part of the Black Hawks squad which represented the nation and won silver at the 2012 Junior Club World Cup in Russia.
A three-year USHL player for the North Iowa Huskies under current Black Hawks head coach P.K. O’Handley, Fukushima served as team captain in 1997/98 as the squad claimed a North Division championship. From juniors he advanced to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls before a foray into professional hockey. Joining the coaching ranks, he worked at his former high school in Owatonna, Minnesota and in the NCAA at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.