Dan Brennan is serving as the general manager of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team for the first time. Since 2010-11, he has been the GM of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. During that time, Team USA won the gold medal at the 2012 International Paralympic Committee Sled Hockey World Championship and earned the silver medal at the 2013 IPC Sled Hockey World Championship. He served as the director of player personnel and team leader for the 2010 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that won its second-ever gold medal in Vancouver, B.C.
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. He was elevated to director of sled and inline national teams for USA Hockey in 2013. 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.
Brennan has also served as general manager for the USA Hockey National Inline Team for the past seven seasons (2006-2013) and served fives seasons as head coach (2001-05). He guided Team USA to gold medals at the International Ice Hockey Federation InLine Hockey World Championship in Bad Tolz, Germany in 2004, Karlstad, Sweden in 2010, Dresden, Germany in 2013.
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.