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February 2018

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PAUL MARA | Assistant Coach This 12-year NHL veteran brings a world of experience to the Team USA bench. After helping the U.S. Women's National Team capture the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship, the Ridgewood, N.J., native will oversee the U.S. blueline crew in PyeongChang. Women's C O A C H I N G S TA F F FEBRUARY 2018 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM // 45 BRETT STROT | Associate Head Coach Brett Strot has been involved with the U.S. Women's National Team since August 2012. He most recently served as an assistant coach with Team USA for the eighth time at the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship, helping guide the team to a gold medal. The Maple Grove, Minn., native was also on the U.S. staff for the IIHF Women's World Championship in 2015 and 2016. AFTER SERVING AS AN ASSISTANT COACH with the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Team, Robb Stauber takes over the reins with this year's gold-medal contender. He most recently served as the head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team that won gold at the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship. The tournament marked the fifth time Stauber served on the staff for Team USA at the world championships and his first as head coach at the event. It's been the crowning achievement, to date, for the coach who has worked with the U.S. women's program since 2011. Over that time he has served in a variety of roles, including the coaching, scouting and devel- opment of its goaltenders. Previously, Stauber served as the goalie coach at the University of Minnesota's men's team from 2000-2008, helping the squad win the national championship in 2002 and 2003. He served in the same capacity for the University of Minnesota Duluth's women's team from 2004- 08, winning the 2008 NCAA Championship. The Duluth, Minn., native played 10 years of professional hockey, including four sea- sons in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings and Buffalo Sabres. At the University of Minnesota, he was the first goaltender to win the Hobey Baker Award (1988). He also represented the U.S. at the 1987 IIHF World Junior Championship and 1989 IIHF Men's World Championship. 2018 U.S. Women's Olympic Team Coaching Staff ROBB STAUBER | Head Coach

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