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.
played hockey in Lugano, Switzerland, for the 1980-1981 season before returning home to earn a spot on the U.S. National Hockey Team, representing the United States at the 1981, 1982, and 1983 World Hockey Championships.
international playing career as an Alternate Captain of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Hockey team that competed in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
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, a 1997 inductee into the Virginia Hall of Fame, and a 2001 inductee into the University of Minnesota-Duluth Athletic Hall of Fame.
A member of the 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic hockey teams, Mr. Harrington
guided the Saint John's University
(SJU) Johnnies to a 241-142-31 (.620) record over 15 seasons.
15 years at SJU
is the longest tenure of any hockey coach in school history.
The most successful hockey coach in SJU's history, Mr. Harrington
coached 17 All-America selections.
A 1979 graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Mr. Harrington was an assistant hockey coach at St. Cloud State University from 1990 to 1993.
Prior to his move to St. Cloud, Mr. Harrington worked as an assistant coach at the University of Denver from 1984 to 1990.
In 2015, he returned to college coaching after a seven-year hiatus when he was named Head Women's Hockey Coach at Minnesota State University.
had left the college coaching ranks in 2008 after 24 years to pursue a professional coaching career in Europe.
In addition to his
collegiate coaching experience, Harrington
has been involved with numerous USA Hockey summer development camps and national team coaching staffs.