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Cal Dietz

Cal Dietz is serving as Strength and Conditioning Head Coach for the U.S. Women's National Team and has held that role since 2021. He's worked with Team USA at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, as well as four IIHF Women's World Championships (2021-2024). 

Dietz has been the Head Olympic Strength and Conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota since 2000. Since Dietz's return to Minnesota he has developed the Strength and Conditioning Programs and over seen the daily progress in Men's Hockey from 2000-present, Men's' Basketball from 2004-2010, Women's Hockey from 2003-present, Men's Golf from 2000-present, Women's Golf from 2006-present Men's Swimming from 2000-Present, Track and Field from 2000-present, Baseball from 2000-2007, 2010 -present, and Wrestling from 2000 to 2004.

During his tenure, Dietz has trained: a Hobey Baker Award winner, 3 Big Ten Athletes of the Year, athletes that have achieved 543 All-American honors, 11 NCAA Team Championships, 35 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams, 29 Big Ten/WCHA Conference Tournament, 23 NCAA Final 4 Finishes, 203 Individual Big Ten Champions and 16 Olympic and World Champions. He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, and Professional Boxing.

During his time at the university, Dietz has given numerous lectures around the country, as well as publish several scientific articles and dozens articles on training. Most recently, Dietz co-authored the the top selling book, Triphasic Training: A systematic approach to elite speed and explosive strength performance.

Prior to returning to Minnesota, Dietz was the strength coordinator at The University of Findlay, overseeing 26 men's and women's sports, in addition to coordinating the university's fitness center, coaching the offensive line with the football program and teaching strength and conditioning classes. He is no stranger to Minnesota athletics after serving as a graduate assistant strength coach while pursuing his graduate degree. During this time Dietz was the first assistant to football and assisted with a Majority of Olympic Sports.

The Shelby, Ohio, native earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of Findlay in 1996 and his master's degree from Minnesota in kinesiology in May, 2000. 

Dietz resides in Hudson, Wis., with his daughter and son, Tatum and Brody.