Profiles

Shannon Miller
Head Coach

Bio. Info.
Born : -
Hometown : Melfort, Saskatchewan
Hockey Background
  • Appointed Head Coach of Canada's Olympic Women's Hockey Team on April 24, 1997
  • As first-ever full-time, salaried Head Coach of Canada's Women's National Team and the only full-time female Head-Coach of a national women's hockey team in the world, Shannon Miller has won every international tournament she has coached with Canada's Women's National Team
  • Named Head Coach of Canada's Women's National Hockey Team in July of 1996, she led the club to a Gold Medal at the inaugural 3-Nations Cup in october 1996 and led Team Canada to its fourth consecutive Gold Medal at the 1997 Women's World Championship in Kitchener, Ontario
  • She began her national coaching career in 1991, when she was appointed the Assistant Coach of the Women's Alberta Hockey team, leading them to a Gold Medal the first time women's hockey was included in the Canada Winter Games
  • Assistant-Coach for the Canada's Gold Medal winning 1992 and 1994 Women's World Championship teams
  • Led Canada to two Gold Medal performances at the 1995 and 1996 Pacific Rim Championships
  • In 1995-96 season, led the Calgary Classics women's team to a Silver Medal at the Alberta Provincials
  • Coached the Calgary Classics to a Bronze Medal finish at the 1995 National Championships
  • In 1989, ended her successful personal playing career having played in the first-ever Women's National Championship in 1982, then in the 1983, 1984 and 1985 championships
  • Refereed female hockey at the University level from 1982 to 1985
  • Worked as a chairperson of the female hockey league in Saskatchewan
  • Was appointed League President of the Southern Alberta Women's Hockey League
  • Started the first-ever girl's minor hockey league in Calgary in 1989
  • In 1985, participated as a member of Canadian Hockey's Female Council
National Team Involvement
  • Head Coach of the Silver Medal team at the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan
  • Head Coach of the team 2nd at the 1997 3-Nations Cup in Lake Placid, NY
  • Head Coach of the Gold Medal team at the 1997 World Championship in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Head Coach of the Gold Medal team at the 1996 3-Nations Cup in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Head Coach of the Gold Medal team at the 1996 Pacific Rim in Richmond, BC
  • Head Coach of the Gold Medal team at the 1995 Pacific Rim in San Jose, California
  • Assistant Coach of the Gold Medal team at the 1994 World Championship in Lake Placid, NY
  • Assistant Coach of the Gold Medal team at the 1992 World Championship in Tampere, Finland
Occupation
  • Currently on a leave-of-absence as a Police Officer from the Calgary Police Service
Points of Interest
  • Graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelors in Physical Education
  • Developed the first-ever International High Performance female hockey program, now in its third year at the Olympic Oval

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