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2018 WJC | Sean Braziel, High Performance Coach

Sean Braziel is serving on a U.S. national team for the second consecutive year after helping Team USA earn a gold medal at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto, Canada.

A recently retired U.S. Marine Lt. Col., Braziel is also serving as a team leader for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team, a role he also carried at the 2017 Deutschland Cup. 

Recently, Braziel spent three seasons (2014-17) working on and off the ice with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Michigan. Most recently, he served as a guest coach during the 2016 USA Hockey National Team Development Program Evaluation Camp.

Currently, Braziel is a coach with the Potomac Patriots Junior Hockey program in Potomac, Virginia. During his time with the program, he has helped the Patriots claim the 2015 Tier II U18AA National Championship as well as finish third at the 2014 USA Hockey Youth National Championship. 

Braziel, who played hockey at Iona College, declined offers to play professionally in Europe in order to pursue a military career. He holds a Masters of Science and advanced degrees from MIT and Notre Dame.