Director, Sled National Teams
Phone: (719) 538-1177
Dan Brennan began working with USA Hockey in February 1996 as the coordinator of coaching and player development programs. In 1999, he was named manager of the ice and inline coaching education programs. In addition to managing the coaching education programs, including seminars and clinics, Brennan oversees the USA Hockey National InLine and U.S. National Sled Hockey programs. He also assists with USA Hockey’s 30 diversity programs across the United States.
For the past three years, Brennan has served as general manager for the U.S. National Sled Team and recently was the director of player personnel and team leader for the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that won its second-ever gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.
Brennan has also served as general manager for the USA Hockey National Inline Team for the past four seasons (2006-2010) and served fives seasons as head coach (2001-05). He guided Team USA to five medals, including the gold medal at the International Ice Hockey Federation InLine Hockey World Championship in Bad Tolz Germany in 2004 and in Karlstad, Sweden in 2010.
In his first season as coach of the USA Hockey InLine National Team, Brennan led the squad to the silver medal at the IIHF World Cup of InLine Hockey in Ellenton, Fla. In 2003, he guided Team USA to the bronze medal at the World Cup in Pfaffenhofen, Germany.
Prior to his stint as head coach, Brennan served as an assistant from 1999-2000. He was part of the staff for the gold-medal winning 1999 USA Hockey InLine National Team at the IIHF InLine Hockey Spring Cup in Finland. He also helped guide the team to the bronze medal at the InLine Hockey World Cup in the Czech Republic in 2000.
Brennan’s ice hockey coaching experience includes serving as an assistant coach for the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey League in 1989 and as head coach of the Coronado High School ice hockey team in Colorado Springs, Colo., from 1992-96.
His ice hockey playing experience includes a four-year career at Colorado College (1982-86), where he served as team captain his final two seasons. Following his collegiate career, Brennan played professionally in Sweden for three years.