As a player, coach and administrator, Doug Woog has achieved success in all three of these areas of hockey. The former University of Minnesota men's hockey coach guided the Golden Gophers to an average of nearly 28 wins per season and seven league championships during his 14-year tenure (1985-1999). During this time, the Gophers made 12 NCAA appearances in 14 seasons, six NCAA Final Four appearances, and Woog became Minnesota's all-time winningest coach with a 389-187-40 record (.664).
Woog is a 1962 graduate of South St. Paul High School, where he garnered all-state hockey honors for three consecutive years and played in four Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournaments. Upon completion of his prep career, he attended the University of Minnesota and played under the legendary coach, John Mariucci. Woog led the Gophers in scoring and earned All-American honors his junior year (1965). He captained the Gophers his senior season and was named team Most Valuable Player. After graduating from Minnesota, Woog played for the 1967 U.S. National Team at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championships in Vienna, Austria and was a candidate of the 1968 Olympic Team.
In 1971, Woog joined the coaching ranks and directed the St. Paul Vulcans to two Junior National titles. Woog returned to South St. Paul High School in 1977 as head coach of the boys' hockey team. Over the next six years, his Packer teams won two conference titles and advanced to the state tournament four times.
Woog served as assistant coach for the 1984 Olympic Team that competed in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. Additionally, throughout his career, Woog served in various coaching positions on many U.S. National Teams from 1978-1989 and his administrative duties have included being a national committee member for the AHAUS and Chairman of the National Skating Committee for USA Hockey. In 2000, Woog was inducted into the University of Minnesota's Athletic Hall of Fame.
In 1999, Woog resigned as the University of Minnesota's head hockey coach to take an assistant athletic director position at Minnesota. In addition to his work at Minnesota, Woog is a television analyst and runs his own youth hockey camps.
Woog resides in South St. Paul with his wife Jan. They have three children, Amy, Steve and Dan.