UMD Bulldogs Coach Shannon Miller to speak at Booster Club Athletic Banquet
The Cook County Booster Club supports student athletes throughout the year and several times each year hosts an athletic banquet to recognize athletes and coaches. The sports banquet on Sunday, May 6 will be an extra-special event with a well-known sports figure as speaker—Shannon Miller, coach of championship-winning UMD Women’s Hockey.
The dinner for athletes and families will be at 5 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church. After dinner, the public is invited to the banquet to hear Coach Miller speak at 6 p.m.
Booster Club Member Cindy Crawford was delighted to announce the special guest speaker. “The speech is open to anyone interested in athletics,” she said. “Especially all the community members who helped out in the concession stand to support the Booster Club.”
Shannon Miller has led the UMD Bulldogs to nine NCAA playoff appearances and five NCAA Championship titles. No other hockey program in the country has won five titles, let alone three consecutive NCAA trophies.
Not only has Miller enjoyed incredible success with the Bulldogs, but she also had tremendous success coaching on the international stage with Team Canada. Miller coached Canada to a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and stood out as the first and youngest female head coach of any Olympic hockey team.
In addition to her duties at UMD, Miller chairs the Ethics Committee for US women’s college hockey, and also serves on the NCAA Division 1 Championships Committee. She is one of only two coaches in the entire country on the committee.