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John Wroblewski To Lead U.S. Women’s National Team Through 2026

By USA Hockey , 07/10/23, 12:45PM EDT


Neenah, Wis., native will be head coach through 2026 Olympic Winter Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wis.) will continue as head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team through the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. Wroblewski has served as head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team since June 2022.

“John is an outstanding coach who has enjoyed tremendous success throughout his career,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey, “We’re excited to have him lead our women’s national team through the 2026 Olympics.”

“It’s an honor to continue to coach our U.S. Women’s National Team and I’m thankful to USA Hockey for the opportunity,” said Wroblewski. “I couldn’t be more excited about the years ahead, especially this upcoming season as we look to defend our world championship title on home soil.”


The Neenah, Wis., native most recently led Team USA to the gold medal at the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship, the first for the U.S. since 2019. Additionally, he coached the team to a silver medal at the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship.

Wroblewski is the only coach in USA Hockey history to have won a gold medal in international competition with both a men’s and women’s team, having led the 2017 U.S. Under-18 Men’s National team to gold at the IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship. Additionally, he served as a head coach of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program from 2016-2020.

Between his time with the NTDP and U.S. Women’s National Team, Wroblewski spent two seasons as head coach of the Ontario Reign, the AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. In his first season with the Reign, he led the team to its first Calder Cup Playoff appearance in three seasons and had the Reign off to the best start in team history to open his second season behind the bench.   

Wroblewski previously served as head coach of the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms for a season (2015-16) and also spent time on the coaching staff of the AHL’s Rochester Americans (2013-15), ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators (2011-2013) and the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers (2010-11).

He began his coaching career as an intern assistant coach with the NTDP and was promoted to a full-time assistant coach the following season, a position he held from 2008-10.

Wroblewski, a player on the inaugural NTDP roster in 1997, skated four years with the University of Notre Dame (1999-2003). He went on to play four seasons (2003-07) professionally with the ECHL’s Fresno Falcons, recording 125 points (65-60) in 273 career games.


“It’s great to have John in place through the Olympics,” said Katie Million, director of the women’s national team program for USA Hockey. “He’s well prepared and does a terrific job relating to our players.”

“We’re excited for John to continue to lead our U.S. Women’s National Team,” said Dwayne Dillinger, vice president of USA Hockey and chair of the organization’s International Council. “He is a proven winner and brings stability to our program as we move toward the next Olympics.”

“John knows what it takes to be successful on the international stage,” said John Vanbiesbrouck, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. “He brings an intensity and passion to the rink that is infectious and really motivates our players to excel.”

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