Monday, January 26, 2009

Breaking News: Mark Johnson to coach USA Women Olympic Team

I just heard this from Brian Posick on 1310 WIBA here in Madison, that while its not 100% official, word is that Mark Johnson will be named the coach of the 2010 USA Women's Olympic Hockey Team.

Assuming this is true, this is a HUGE accomplishment for Coach Johnson and well deserved based on his success on the national and NCAA levels.

Once confirmation is available and articles start rolling in, the post will be edited.

EDIT: I'm sure there will be more articles after the official announcement is made later today (12:30 CST, will be live streamed), but here's what we have so far:

Milewski (Icehouse): Reading between the lines
TCT: UW's Johnson in line for Olympic coaching job
Baggot (WSJ): Johnson will coach Olympic team
NBC 15: UW's Johnson reportedly to coach USA in 2010 Olympics
WKOW 27: UW coach Mark Johnson to be named US Women's Olympic Head Coach