Mitch baker, girls u19 head coach
pete johnson, girls u19 Assistant head coach
Pete Johnson grew up in Madison, WI the son of the legendary University of Wisconsin, USA Olympic, and Stanley Cup Champion hockey coach “Badger” Bob Johnson and the younger brother of Mark Johnson, the leading scorer on the “Miracle on Ice” 1980 Olympic Gold Medal hockey team, Pete graduated from Madison Memorial High School, as a multi-sport athlete starring in baseball and hockey. He led the Spartans hockey team to two WIAA State championships. After High School he played a year of junior hockey in Falun, Sweden and tried out for the 1984 Olympic Team.
Johnson played four years at the University of Wisconsin for his dad, scoring 82 goals and 159 points in 154 career games and led the Badgers to the 1981 NCAA Championship his junior year. His senior year he served as captain and led the team in goals along with a NCAA runner-up trophy. He played some international hockey as a member of the USA National Junior team (1979) and USA National team (1983).
Johnson’s coaching career started as a graduate assistant at Bowling Green State University under head coach Jerry York and won the 1984 NCAA Championship. After he completed his Master’s degree at BGSU he became the top assistant coach at Cornell University for two years. He returned to the Badgers to become an assistant coach under Jeff Sauer and won the 1990 NCAA Championship.
He followed his dad to the NHL who was coaching the Calgary Flames at the time and became a scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs under GM Cliff Fletcher. He has coached at the youth and high school levels as well as Director of the Bob Johnson Hockey School in Vail and Aspen CO. Coach Johnson has seen the program win 7 USA National Championships between U16 and Prep teams.
He is married to his wife Sally and has three grown boys Craig, Keith and Erik and four grandchildren.