COLUMBUS, Ohio – Steve Miller, associate head coach for the Ohio State men’s hockey team, has been named an assistant coach for the 2020 U.S. National Junior Team, USA Hockey announced Wednesday.
“It’s an honor to once again be asked to be a part of the USA Hockey coaching staff and to get the opportunity to compete in one of the most prestigious hockey tournaments,” Miller said. “We are looking forward to the great challenge that lays ahead of us.”
This marks the fourth consecutive tournament Miller will serve on the United States staff at the World Junior Championship. He was part of the 2017 gold-medal winning squad (that included current Buckeye junior Tanner Laczynski), the 2018 team that won a bronze medal and last year’s silver medal squad.
The U.S. National Junior Team will take part in the 2020 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic.
Miller recently completed his second year on the Buckeye staff, with Ohio State earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament both years, including a Frozen Four appearance in 2018. The Buckeyes won the 2019 Big Ten regular season title, the program’s first B1g title.
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.