Keith Allain is serving as an assistant coach for the 2021 Under-18 Men's National Team.
Allain has previously served as an assistant coach on three U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Teams (1992, 2006, 2018) and two U.S. Men's National Teams (2005, 2006). Allain is also a three-time head coach for the U.S. National Junior Team (2001, 2002, 2011). Additionally, he served as an assistant coach for the gold medal-winning 1996 U.S. World Cup of Hockey squad and was the goalie coach for the 2004 U.S. World Cup of Hockey Team.
A former starting goaltender for Yale, Allain began his coaching career following a two-year (1980-82) stint playing professional hockey in Sweden. He served as an assistant coach for Yale from 1982-85 before returning to Sweden to coach and serve as a scout in the National Hockey League.
Allain is currently the head coach of the men’s ice hockey team at Yale, where he led the team to its first-ever NCAA National Championship in 2012-13. Prior to returning to the Bulldogs in 2006-07, Allain was an assistant coach in the National Hockey league with the Washington Capitals from 1993-1997. In 1998 to 2006, Allain was the goalie coach for the St. Louis Blues, and claimed the William M. Jennings Trophy for fewest goals allowed in 1999-2000.
Allain is a Worcester, Mass., native and lives with his wife, Mi, and three children: Josefine, Julia and Niklas.