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John Bah Harrington

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Hockey Director

Phone: (612) ***-****  HQ Phone
Herb Brooks Foundation
900 2Nd Avenue S. Ste. 1650
Minneapolis , Minnesota 55402
United States

Company Description: he Herb Brooks Foundation is dedicated to providing more opportunities for kids to play the game of hockey. True to his words, the Foundation will assist in,...   more

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  • University of Minnesota-Duluth
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As part of their Hockey Day ..., 16 April 2012 [cached]
As part of their Hockey Day Minnesota coverage, the Minnesota Wild ran a feature on our new Hockey Director John Harrington.
Harrington earned the assist on Mike Eruzione's game-winning goal in the semifinal as the U.S. marched on to win the Gold Medal under head coach Herb Brooks.
"I think I was a person that needed to learn a lot about hockey to be good at it," Harrington said. "I certainly want to continue to try to give that back to other young players that have goals and aspirations about where they want to play. I can't see myself not being in coaching or teaching players in some fashion."
His current roles are with familiar ties. The Herb Brooks Foundation, in partnership with Flexx Hockey Institute of Training (FHIT) Players, named Harrington the Hockey Director of the Herb Brooks Training Center this past October. "How do you not bring John Harrington aboard? Herb Brooks Foundation Executive Director John McClellan said. "This was a no-brainer."
Harrington oversees all Herb Brooks Foundation hockey operations, including Miracle Gold off-season Triple-A development teams, the inner-city Rink Rat program, Herbie's Heroes camps for military families and other newer programs in early planning stages. He also assumes the Director of Hockey Development role with FHIT Players, a hockey advancement and development organization for teams and individuals based in the Herb Brooks Training Center at the National Sports Center's Schwan Super Rink in Blaine.
Saint John's Hockey Coach John ... [cached]
Saint John's Hockey Coach John Harrington Resigns
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. - Saint John's University hockey coach John Harrington resigned Monday, March 31 following 15 seasons with the Johnnies.Harrington has accepted a head coaching position with Hockey Club Ambri-Piotta, a professional team in the National "A" League of Switzerland.Harrington will continue serving as head coach at SJU until his contract expires June 30, and the search process for his replacement will begin immediately.
A member of the 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic hockey teams, Harrington guided the Johnnies to a 241-142-31 (.620) record, including five MIAC regular season titles, 13 MIAC playoff appearances and five NCAA tournament appearances.Harrington's 15 years at SJU is the longest tenure of any hockey coach in school history.
"I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work and coach at Saint John's University," Harrington said."As many have said before, it is a special place.The administration and staff at Saint John's, along with the tremendous assistant coaches I have had, allowed our hockey program to be successful.Without the talented student-athletes that have played for me, nothing would have been possible.They made me a better coach."
The winningest hockey coach in school history, Harrington coached 17 All-America selections, including one Sid Watson Memorial Trophy recipient as Outstanding NCAA Division III Hockey Player (2006, Adam Hanna); 50 All-MIAC first-team selections; two MIAC Player of the Year recipients; five Academic All-America selections and eight Academic All-Region selections.
A four-time MIAC Coach of the Year, Harrington directed SJU to its first MIAC regular season title since 1950, its second trip to the MIAC playoff finals and its first bid to the NCAA Division III tournament during the 1995-96 season.In 1996-97, the Johnnies repeated as MIAC regular season and playoff champions and entered the NCAA Division III tournament as the No. 1 seed in the west region.The Johnnies proceeded to advance to the NCAA Division III hockey final four and brought home the third-place trophy.
"John has brought a tremendous focus and intensity that has propelled Saint John's hockey to a prominent level," SJU athletic director Tom Stock said.
"John is leaving the SJU hockey program in much better shape than when he came onto campus 15 years ago, and that is a testament to John's great work ethic and his ability to recruit top-notch student-athletes to his program.John has earned the opportunity to coach at the next level and I wish him the very best in his next endeavor."
A 1979 graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Harrington was an assistant hockey coach at St. Cloud State University from 1990-93.Prior to his move to St. Cloud, Harrington worked as an assistant coach at the University of Denver from 1984 to 1990.
As a player, Harrington was a standout prep athlete at Virginia (Minn.) High School and starred with Minnesota-Duluth from 1975-79.He gained fame as a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that captured the gold medal at the Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York.
Harrington played hockey in Lugano, Switzerland, which is in the same league as Ambri-Piotta, for the 1980-81 season before returning home as a member of the U.S. National Hockey Team in the 1981, 1982, and 1983 World Hockey Championships.He completed his international playing career as a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Hockey team that competed in Sarajevo.
A member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, Harrington received the Lester Patrick Award in 1980 for outstanding service to hockey in the U.S.He is a charter member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, a 1990 inductee into the Minnesota Olympic Hall of Fame and a 2001 inductee into the Minnesota-Duluth Athletic Hall of Fame.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Harrington has served as an assistant coach at the U.S.Junior Olympic Festival (1992) and National Sports Festivals (1983 and 1990).He also served as an assistant coach at Apple Valley High School from 1981-84.In 1995, Harrington served as head coach of Team North at the Olympic Sports Festival in Denver, Colo. Team North won gold medal honors at the festival, which featured some of the top prep and collegiate players in the country.Harrington was president of the American College Hockey Coaches Association during the 1999-2000 season.During the winter of 2006-07, Harrington served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Siljan, Sweden.Harrington has been a member of the NCAA Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Rules Committee since 2002, and currently serves as the Secretary-Rules Editor, a position he has held since September 2006.At Saint John's, Harrington also served as assistant soccer coach from 1993 to 2003.
FHIT PLAYERS FULL-TIME STAFF | About | FHIT Players, 13 Aug 2012 [cached]
John Harrington - Geno Parrish - Erik Rasmussen - Steve Howard - George Awada - Justin Johnson - Stacy Anderson - Jason Berg - Josh Oien (CSCS) - Jacque Vezina - Paul Martinson (CSCS) - Wes Jirovec - Jay Schroeder - Steve Witkowski - Dr. Mike Maristuen - Corbin Schmidt - Dan Donnette - Andrew Kent - Alexandra Kleinhuizen(CSCS) - Adam Gronlund - Tyler Kleinhuizen - Josh Liebenow - Brad Thompson
John Harrington
John Harrington was a stand-out high school hockey athlete for Virginia High School in Minnesota. After Harrington's senior season at Virginia, University of Minnesota Duluth assistant head coach Mike Sertich urged Harrington to try out for the hockey team.
With Sertich's backing, Harrington won a walk-on spot on UMD's roster. He lettered for four seasons at UMD from 1975 to 1979. ollowing his collegiate playing career, Harrington was invited to try out for the 1979-80 US National team coached by the Minnesota Golden Gophers' Herb Brooks.Harrington made every cut and was placed on the Olympic roster for the 1980 Lake Placid games. Harrington is credited with an assist on Mike Eruzione's go-ahead game-winning goal against the USSR.
Following 1984, Harrington retired from playing and rejoined his college roots as an assistant coach at the University of Denver. The highlight of Harrington's time at Denver was 1985-86 when Denver won a school record 34 games and advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four.
From 1993-2008, Harrington was the head hockey coach at Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Harrington turned around a listless program at Saint John's. By his fourth season he had guided SJU to a school-record 26-6-1 mark, the school's first conference championship since 1950, the school's first conference playoff championship, the school's first NCAA tournament berth and an NCAA third place victory. In 15 seasons at Saint John's he has a career record of 241-142-31 (.620). He has won five MIAC titles, four MIAC playoff championships and has advanced to the NCAA tournament five times. Harrington is the school leader in career wins. In addition to his coaching duties, Harrington was the assistant athletic director at Saint John's. In 2008, Harrington became the Head Coach for Asiago of the Swiss National League. He was the head coach for the Slovenia men's national ice hockey team until December 2010.
"The committee strongly believes that ..., 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
"The committee strongly believes that having one officiating system for all levels of college hockey is the right decision," said John Harrington, secretary-editor of the committee and head coach at St. John's (Minnesota) University.
The Johnnies, whose former head coach ..., 17 Jan 2011 [cached]
The Johnnies, whose former head coach is John Harrington (also a former St. Cloud State assistant coach), finished third in the national tournament in 1997.
Of note, Giesen has now had the opportunity to coach under two 1980 Olympic Hockey Gold Medalists, Harrington at Saint John's and Johnson with the WCHA All-Stars and the 2009 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team.
Jason Johnson joined the SCSU women's hockey staff in 2007-08 after serving as an assistant men's hockey coach at nearby Saint John's University from 2003-2007 under the helm of former SJU head coach John Harrington.
Harrington is also a former SCSU men's assistant coach and Olympic Gold Medalist.
A resident of St. Michael and 2003 graduate of Hamline University with a master's of arts in education, Johnson and his wife Rachel have two sons, JP and Jack.
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