COLUMBUS, Ohio – Steve Miller, associate head coach for the Ohio State men’s hockey team, has been named an assistant coach for the 2022 U.S. National Junior Team, USA Hockey announced Tuesday. This is the sixth consecutive year Miller will serve on the USA Hockey staff for the World Junior Championship.
Miller has been a part of four medal winning squads – golds in 2017 (with Buckeye Tanner Laczynski on the team) and 2021, a bronze in 2018 and a silver in 2019.
The staff remains the same as the 2021 group that led Team USA to a gold medal, with Nate Leaman as the head coach and Miller, Ted Donato and Kris Mayotte as assistant coaches and Theresa Feaster as the video coach.
The U.S. National Junior Team will take part in the 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, Dec. 26, 2021-Jan. 5, 2022.
Miller recently completed his fourth year on the Buckeye staff, with Ohio State finishing in the Top 2 of the Big Ten three times, including winning the 2019 regular season crown. The squad earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament his first two years, advancing to the Frozen Four in 2018, and was poised for another trip in 2020 when the season was canceled.
A native of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Miller, who played at St. Mary’s University, has been a collegiate coach since 1989. He was an assistant coach for three NCAA championship squads, with two at Denver and one at Providence. In all, he has been a part of 19 NCAA Tournament appearances, five league regular season titles and seven conference tournament championships during stints with St. Mary’s, Miami, Denver, Providence, Air Force and Ohio State.