Wilson first coached internationally at the 1996 IIHF World Championship in Vienna, where he guided the United States to a bronze medal, the country's first medal at the tournament in 34 years. Later that year, he was named the team's coach at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, where he led the Americans to the tournament championship.
Following this success, Wilson again coached the Americans at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, where they went a disappointing 1-3, beating only Belarus and being eliminated by the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.
In April 2009 he was named the head coach for the U.S. Olympic hockey team for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The team went undefeated through round robin play and advanced through the knockout stages, losing to Canada in the final in overtime. The team won the silver medal.
Other articles related to "international career, international":
... Altogether, he played 71 international matches, winning the CAN in 1994 (2–1 against Zambia) and the 1996 Summer Olympics ...
Famous quotes containing the word career:
“Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.”
—Douglas MacArthur (18801964)