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Brett Strot - Associate Head Coach

Brett Strot most recently served as an assistant coach with Team USA for the eighth time at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship, where he helped guide the team to a gold medal, the seventh for Team USA in the last eight world championships. Strot was also on the staff for the IIHF Women's World Championship in 2015 and 2016.

He also served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2015 and 2016 Four Nations Cup and a pair of games against Canada in December 2016, including the Team USA Winter Champions Series. He also served as an assistant with the U.S. Women’s Under-22 Select Team at the Under-22 Series vs. Canada in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He has been involved with the national team program since August 2012. 

A native of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Strot is the Founder and President of Hockey International and is currently the head coach of the USPHL Tampa Bay Junior (Elite and Empire) hockey clubs.

Prior to coaching junior hockey, Strot was an assistant coach for the Jacksonville Barracudas of the Southern Professional Hockey League.  During the 2003-2004 season the team won the regular-season title and the President's Cup playoff championship. 

Strot played eight consecutive years (1990-98) of professional hockey in four different leagues (CoHL, ECHL, IHL, WCHL) before returning to play parts of three seasons (2002-04, 2005-06) with the Jacksonville Barracudas (SPHL, WHA2 and ACHL). He also played collegiately at the University of Minnesota (WCHA) from 1986-90.