Interview: UMD's Shannon Miller

By KBJR News 1

July 5, 2011 Updated Jul 5, 2011 at 2:18 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- As the only head women's hockey coach in UMD history, Shannon Miller has led the Bulldogs to five national championships in 12 seasons.

She and her players have also found success on the international stage. Miller was the head coach of the Canadian silver medal-winning team in the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, and several players have won Olympic medals as well.

Now, Miller is part of an inaugural program being used for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

She has been named a coaching mentor for the Russian national team leading up to the 2014 Olympics, part of a trial program put on by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

Three of her former players - Saara Tuominen, Erika Holst, and Kim Martin - have also been named player mentors as part of the same program.

Zach Schneider sat down with Miller to talk about what her responsibilities will be leading up to the Olympics, and also about the upcoming season for the Bulldogs.