Warren Strelow

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Warren A. Strelow
Born (1934-01-24)January 24, 1934
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Died April 11, 2007(2007-04-11) (aged 73)
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Residence Mahtomedi, Minnesota[1]
Occupation Ice hockey coach, player
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing the  USA
Gold medal – first place 1980 United States (Goalie Coach)

Warren A. Strelow (January 22, 1934 – April 11, 2007)[2] was a hockey goaltending coach. Arguably best known as the goaltenders coach for the United States Olympic Ice Hockey Team during the 1980 games in Lake Placid,[3] he also served in the same capacity as coach for the New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, and San Jose Sharks of the NHL.[4]

NHL goaltenders whom Strelow worked with include: Martin Brodeur, Miikka Kiprusoff, Evgeni Nabokov, Vesa Toskala, Johan Hedberg, and Nolan Schaefer.[5]


Strelow was born and raised in St. Paul, St. Paul, Minnesota where he grew up playing hockey with his lifelong friend, Herb Brooks, for whom he would later serve under as goaltenders coach both at the University of Minnesota and with the 1980 (Gold Medal) and 2002 (Silver Medal) Olympic teams.[6] Strelow graduated from Johnson High School in 1951, the year he was named to the Minnesota all-state team as a goaltender, having played for the team that lost the state final to Eveleth.[7]


  1. ^ VIEW FROM AFAR; Health problems have forced Warren Strelow away from his job as San Jose Sharks goaltending coach, but stuck in his Mahtomedi home, he is keeping tabs on his team - perhaps the same way his longtime friend, Herb Brooks, is keeping tabs on him.(SPORTS) - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) | HighBeam Research Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  2. ^ "Sharks Goaltending Coach Warren Strelow Passes Away At 73". San Jose Sharks. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-06-20.
  3. ^ "Miracle on Ice coaching and staff". miracleonice.us. Retrieved 2007-06-20.
  4. ^ "Warren Strelow Goaltending Coach". San Jose Sharks. Archived from the original on 2007-06-01. Retrieved 2007-06-20.
  5. ^ "Tending talent". Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  6. ^ The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. Random House. Retrieved 2013-08-05.
  7. ^ "MN HS Milestones". Retrieved 3 June 2016.