Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mark Johnson officially named Olympic head coach

We already knew about this yesterday, but now it's official; USA Hockey has named Mark Johnson as the Head Coach of the US Women's Olympic team.
"We're extremely happy to have Mark lead our team throughout the next year," said Michele Amidon, USA Hockey's director of women's hockey. "Through coaching within our U.S. women's national program for the past three years and guiding Wisconsin to record-breaking success, Mark has shown a great ability to connect with the players and lead teams to victory."
The press conference starts shortly on uwbadgers.com, and of course it'll be archived if you can't catch it live.

Other links:
Milewski (TCT): 30 years later, Johnson will go for Olympic gold again
uwbadgers: Johnson named 2010 Olympic coach
uwbadgers: Cornell and Koch to lead UW women's hockey for 2009-10
Potrykus (Milwaukee JS blog): Johnson eager to lead US women on hockey's biggest stage
Worgull (BN): The Golden Touch
Milewski (Icehouse): How the team heard