John Gasparini

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John "Gino" Gasparini is a former head coach of the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey men's team and also former president of the United States Hockey League.[1] Gasparini held a position with St. Cloud State University in 2011-2012 as advisor to the President and is currently an independent sports consultant.

He played for the Fighting Sioux from 1964-1967. Gino then played one year in the IHL in Toledo. He then returned to UND as a graduate assistant while working on his master's degree. He transitioned into an assistant coaching position followed by the head coaching job. Gasparini also acted as athletic director at UND from 1985-1990.

In 2014, Gasparini was inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in the builders category.[2]


  • 1978-1994 University of North Dakota - Head Coach
  • 1994-2003 USHL - commissioner
  • 2003-2009 USHL - president

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
North Dakota (WCHA) (1978–1994)
1978–1979 North Dakota 30-11-1
1979–1980 North Dakota 31-8-1
1980–1981 North Dakota 21-15-2
1981-1982 North Dakota 35-12-0
1982-1983 North Dakota 21-13-2
1983-1984 North Dakota 31-12-2
1984-1985 North Dakota 24-16-2
1985-1986 North Dakota 24-16-1
1986-1987 North Dakota 40-8-0
1987-1988 North Dakota 21-20-1
1988-1989 North Dakota 22-18-1
1989-1990 North Dakota 28-13-4
1990-1991 North Dakota 24-17-2
1991-1992 North Dakota 17-21-1
1992-1993 North Dakota 12-25-1
1993-1994 North Dakota 11-23-1
North Dakota: 392-248-25
Total: 392-248-25

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "USHL history". United States Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. ^
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ralph Backstrom
Spencer Penrose Award
Succeeded by
Frank Anzalone