The 2023-24 season will be Nick Fohr's second as a head coach at USA Hockey National Team Development Program, and 13th on staff.
Fohr, who will spend this year with the U.S. National Under-18 team, coached the 2022-23 Under-17 squad to an undefeated first place finish at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
He previously served as an associate coach with the program for five seasons. In his first season in that role in 2017-18, Fohr helped lead the Under-18 Team to a first-place finish at the Five Nations Tournament and a silver medal at the International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men’s World Championship.
As assistant coach with Team USA from 2011-2017, Fohr helped lead two gold-medal teams (2015 & 2017) and three silver-medal squads (2013, 2018, 2022), at the International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men’s World Championship. Additionally, he served on the bench for one first-place finish (2014) and one second-place showing (2012) at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
A part of multiple tournament teams with the U.S. as an assistant, the Grand Forks, North Dakota, native has seen championships with the Under-17 Team at the Four Nations Tournament twice (2011, 2013) and Five Nations (2014) and Vlad Dzurilla (2012) tournaments once. While charged with assisting the U18s, Fohr helped guide winners at two Four Nations (2012, 2014) tournaments and three Five Nations tournaments (2016, 2017, 2019).
Fohr’s tour of duty with USA Hockey has also included serving as assistant coach with the 2021 and 2022 U.S. Under-18 Men's National Teams at the IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship, where he won a silver medal at the 2022 tournament. Additionally, he was on staff with the U.S. Under-18 Select Team four times (2012, 2014, 2016, 2017) and in that same position at three CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Games (2012, 2014, 2016).
Fohr began his coaching career as a student assistant at the University of Nebraska-Omaha for the 2002-03 campaign, spent one season with Miami University (2003-04) and returned to UNO as director of hockey operations (2004-07) and assistant coach (2007-11) before coming to USA Hockey.
Fohr played four seasons (1998-2002) at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and also previously starred in two seasons with the USHL’s Lincoln Stars (1996-98), where he earned a spot on the All-Star Team during the 1997-98 season.