Hockey - 4 year starter (All American), Baseball – 4 year starter
2 years in PT/AT program
Major – Computer Information Systems (Minor – Health Information)
Athletic Training & Rehabilitation
5 Years Training – Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainer
First Aid & CPR Certified
USA Hockey Certified Coach (Level 4)
Gentry Hockey Academy: Head Coach: Girls 19U & 16U Teams, Lead Skills Instructor
OS Hockey & WhiteCap Training Program:
Head Coach - #1 rated girls 14U team in the United States.
Head Coach – 16U & 19U Junior WhiteCap program
Head Coach – Minnesota Elite League
Hockey Skills & Development Coach – Girls 14U, 16U, and 19U.
Minnesota Selects Hockey- St. Cloud, Minnesota
Head Coach – Girls 2001 Division
Tournament for Top Female Hockey Players in Minnesota: Blaine, Minnesota
Head Coach – High School Gopher Selects Tournament.
Head Coach – Girls 12U, 14U, 16U, and 19U.
Tournament for Top Female Hockey Players in Minnesota
Bauer-Emerson Prep Hockey Academy: North Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Revolution Tier 1 Hockey Program.
Head Coach – Girls 16U team.
Power Skating & Skills instructor (16U & 19U)
Minnesota Machine Hockey Program: Edina, Minnesota
Head Coach - Girls 2001 Machine Team
Head Coach – Choice League – Elite Squirt Division (Boys & Girls)
Power Skating & Skills Instructor, Bloomington Athletic Association
40 years of coaching high school hockey in Minnesota.
Played College hockey at Bemidji State University (1 year)
Played College hockey at Hamline University (3 years)
Earned BA degree in Physical Education & Health and earned a MA degree in Experiential Education.
Has been involved in hockey education for 34 years with USA Hockey as a Coaching Education Instructor and has been on the Minnesota Hockey Coach & Player Development staff for 31 years.
Dick has been a Select coach for USA Hockey and Minnesota Hockey with the Select, 15, 16 and 17 teams
Assistant Coach on the 1990 USA Hockey Select 17 National Team.
Head coach with Mike MacMillian for the Minnkota Select 16 team that won the USA Festival Championships (1997 & 1998)
One of two coaches selected from USA Hockey to go to the Czech Republic and coach in the International Ice Hockey Federation Select 15 camp (1999)
Head coach for the District 6 Select 15 team that won the Minnesota Festival Championship (2007 & 2010)
Dick has worked at Player Development camps for 40 years.
USA Hockey’s Developmental Coach of the Year (1996).
USA Hockey’s Walter Yaciuk Award (2002)
Section Assistant Coach of the Year (1998, 2007, 2009 and 2011)
Class “AA” Assistant Coach of the Year in 1998
Class “A” Assistant Coach of the Year in 2009
Dave Peterson Award for his dedication and commitment to developing Minnesota Hockey (2004)
Taught physical education in Eden Prairie Schools for 34 years.
Currently a Minnesota Hockey Player Development Coordinator for 14/15 year olds
District 6 CEP Instructor and Player Development Director for the past 7 years
Has worked with some very talented players in developing their skills: Nick Leddy – Univ. Minnesota & NHL Chicago Blackhawks, Jake Gardiner – Univ. Wisconsin & NHL Toronto Maple Leafs, Kyle Rau – Univ. Minnesota, Dan Kristo – USA Hockey National Program, Ann Arbor & Univ. North Dakota
Associate Degree in Exercise Sport Science at Dakota County Technical College
National Academy of Sports Medicine- Performance Enhancement Specialist
Played for the Northern Lights of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League
Assistant HS Varsity Coach – Apple Valley Women’s Hockey
Head Coach for Kennedy PeeWee B
Head Coach for Kennedy Squirt B
5+ years training hockey at Kennedy Off-Season Hockey Clinics
Captains Practice Dryland Instructor for BSM Girls and Prior Lake Girls
5+ years of experience training athletes with E>Train, working with College, Juniors, HS and Youth athletes
Stickhandling and Shooting Camp Instructor
Attended the University of Southern Indiana and Indiana University
Played Collegiate Soccer at the University of Southern Indiana
17+ Years of Sports Training at Acceleration, MN
Hockey Coordinator for all Acceleration, MN Facilities
Site Director at Bloomington and Oakdale Acceleration, MN
Wrote Hockey Treadmill Protocols for Frappier Acceleration (Worldwide)
Interned and Studied for 10 Years with Dick Vraa (1980 Olympic Team and Minnesota North Star Skating Instructor)
1st ever recipient of the Dick Vraa Memorial Award for outstanding leadership and training
Trained Minnesota Wild and Houston Aeros in Skating, Stickhandling, and Plyometric Training for 3 years
Off Site Stickhandling and Plyometric Training Instructor for the Minnesota Wild and Houston Aeros at Breezy Point, MN (2 years)
Instrumental in bringing a Hockey Treadmill to the University of Minnesota for their Hockey Team’s In-Season & Off-Season Training
Has Trained Numerous Athletes from the: NHL, NBA, MLB, NFL, Pro Tennis, as well as Three Olympians