George Gwozdecky

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George Gwozdecky (born July 17, 1953)[1] is a Canadian ice hockey coach. He is currently an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was the head coach for the University of Denver Pioneers hockey team for 19 seasons, from 1994 until 2013. The Pioneers won 2 national championships (2004/2005) under his guidance, and won at least 20 games in each of the last 12 seasons in which he coached them. He joined the Pioneers as head coach in 1994.[2]

He is a member of the prestigious Miami University "Cradle of Coaches",[3] and is the only person to win the NCAA National Championship as a player (with Wisconsin in 1977), assistant coach (at Michigan State in 1986), and head coach with Denver (2004 and 2005).[2]

He is a native of Thunder Bay, Ontario,[4] and is married (Bonnie) with a teenage daughter (Adrienne).[2]

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  1. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Coaches Career" (Search for Gwozdecky under Player/Coach Search). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bio: George Gwozdecky". University of Denver. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "George Gwozdecky To Join Miami's Cradle of Coaches Association". CBS College Sports Network. 2006-10-02. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ Hunt, Michael (1993-03-26). "Gwozdecky influenced by 'Badger Bob'". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jeff Jackson
CCHA Coach of the Year
1991–92
1992–93
Succeeded by

Red Berenson
Preceded by
Ron Mason
Scott Sandelin
Spencer Penrose Award
1992–93
2004–05
Succeeded by
Don Lucia
Enrico Blasi
Preceded by
Don Lucia
Dean Blais
Scott Sandelin
Dave Hakstol
WCHA Coach of the Year
1994–95
2001–02
2004–05 (co-winner with Bob Motzko)
2009–10
Succeeded by
Don Lucia
Troy Jutting
Don Lucia/Jamie Russell
Dean Blais