Marsh Ryman

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Marshall W. "Marsh" Ryman (June 26, 1910 – January 31, 1992) was a collegiate hockey coach and athletic director at the University of Minnesota. Ryman played baseball and hockey for Minnesota and was the hockey team captain for the 1931–32 season.[1] Ryman coached the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's hockey team in the 1955–56 season to a 16–12–1 record while John Mariucci coached the United States national men's ice hockey team at the 1956 Winter Olympics.[2] Subsequently, Ryman served as the national team coach himself, from 1958–59.[3] in 1960, Ryman was a referee at the 1960 Winter Olympics.[4] Later, Ryman became the Gophers' athletic director from 1963 to 1972, when the University forced Ryman to resign.[5] He won the 1972 George Eldridge Distinguished Service Award for his work in that position.[6] In 1978, he was elected to the National Association of College Athletic Directors Hall of Fame.[7] Ryman died of pneumonia in St. Louis Park, Minnesota in 1992. He is interred in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.[8]

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  1. ^ "All-Time Golden Gopher Team Captains". Access Date August 8, 2008.
  2. ^ "Marsh Ryman Career Record". Access Date August 8, 2008.
  3. ^ Pheifer, Pat. "Former Gophers AD Marsh Ryman dies." Minneapolis Star-Tribune, January 31, 1992.
  4. ^ Associated Press. "Ex-Gophers A.D. Ryman Dies of Pneumonia at 81." St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 1, 1992.
  5. ^ "Warmath, Ryman Said Out." Washington Post, November 27, 1971.
  6. ^ "George Eldridge Distinguished Service Award". Access Date August 8, 2008.
  7. ^ Associated Press. "Ex-Gophers A.D. Ryman Dies of Pneumonia at 81." St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 1, 1992.
  8. ^ Pheifer, Pat. "Former Gophers AD Marsh Ryman dies." Minneapolis Star-Tribune, January 31, 1992.