Dan Bylsma Ice hockey coach

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Dan Bylsma (pronounced /ˈbaɪlzmə/ BYLZ-mə; born September 19, 1970) is the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) as of February 15, 2009, replacing Michel Therrien. Prior to coaching the Penguins, he played as a forward in the NHL and coached in the American Hockey League (AHL). He was drafted in the sixth round (109th Overall) of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, by the Winnipeg Jets. On June 12, 2009, four months after becoming head coach in Pittsburgh, Dan Bylsma coached the Penguins to their third Stanley Cup Championship in 7 games over the Detroit Red Wings. During his high-school days, Bylsma was a standout in many sports, including golf, baseball, and ice hockey. Bylsma graduated from Western Michigan Christian High School where he won the Class D golf individual championship as a freshman. He also played baseball and was the starting left fielder as a freshman on Christian's 1985 State championship team. In his senior year, he was a member of the all-state all-class "Dream Team" (the best player at each position in the state – all classes), and won many regional baseball honors.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 19th, 1970
Place of birth
Grand Haven
United States of America
Places lived
Grand Haven , Michigan
pop. 10,895 (2013)




1. Western Michigan Christian High School School

Western Michigan Christian High School (commonly Western Michigan Christian, WMCHS, or WMC) is a Calvinist coeducational private secondary school in Muskegon, Michigan, United States, serving students in grades 9–12. Western Michigan Christian High School is accredited by the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools, and is a member of Christian Schools International (CSI).

Type Private school
455 E. Ellis Road, 49441 - Muskegon, Michigan
Official web page www.wmchs.net
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Western Michigan Christian High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1980., Theater Actor

2. Bowling Green State University Colleges/University

Bowling Green State University, often referred to as Bowling Green or BGSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States. The 1,338-acre (541.5 ha) main academic and residential campus is located 22 miles (35 km) south of Toledo, Ohio. The institution was granted a charter in 1910 as a normal school, specializing in teacher training and education, as part of the Lowry Normal School Bill that authorized two new normal schools in the state of Ohio. Over the university's history, it developed from a small rural normal school into a comprehensive public university.

2012. 166 mil. $
2010. 153 mil. $
Institution colors
220 McFall Center, 43403 - Bowling Green, Ohio
2013. 16,925
2010. 14,807
2009. 14,565
2013. 2,483
2010. 2,899
Acceptance rate
2013. 73.5 %
2010. 76.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 10.6 K $
2011. 10.2 K $
2010. 9.7 K $
2009. 9.06 K
2008. 9.06 K $
Official web page www.bgsu.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Bowling Green State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1949., Ice hockey coach
b. 1971., Professional Ice hockey Player
b. 1965., Actor
b. 1969., Actor
b. 1971., Professional Ice hockey Player
b. 1975., Basketball Point guard
b. 1973., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1972., Ice Hockey Left Winger

Coaching history

Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Hockey

2009 - 2014

The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The franchise was founded in 1967 as one of the first expansion teams during the league's original expansion from six to twelve teams. The Penguins played in the Civic Arena from the time of their inception through the end of the 2009-10 season. They moved into their new arena, Consol Energy Center, to begin the 2010–11 NHL season. They have qualified for four Stanley Cup Finals, winning the Stanley Cup 3 times in their history, in 1990–91, 1991–92, and 2008–09. Before the Penguins, Pittsburgh had been the home of the NHL's Pirates from 1925 to 1932 and of the Hornets AHL franchise from the 1930s to 1967. In the spring of 1965, Jack McGregor, a state senator from Kittanning, began lobbying campaign contributors and community leaders to bring an NHL franchise back to Pittsburgh. The group focused on leveraging the NHL as an urban renewal tool for Pittsburgh. The senator formed a group of local investors that included H. J. Heinz Company heir H. J.

Championships won

Championship Date Runner-up Result
Stanley Cup 2009 Detroit Red Wings 4-3

General club info

Club founded 1967
National Hockey League
Consol Energy Center
2010-09 -
Team colors


Coach From To
Dan Bylsma 2009 2014-06-06

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