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Vic Heyliger
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Hockey Coach
    (September 6, 1912-October 4, 2006)
    Born in Concord, Massachusetts
    Died in Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Center for the Chicago Black Hawks (1937-38, 1943-44)
    Head coach for the University of Illinois (1939–43), University of Michigan (1944–57), West German national team (1961–63), United States national team (1965–66) and the Air Force hockey team (1968–74)
    NCAA National champion (1948, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956)
    He had a nomadic hockey career, both as a player and a coach.
    He left his coaching position at the University of Illinois to play a final season with the Black Hawks.
    He posted a losing record in his first season at every coaching stop he made.
    Despite his credentials, he has yet to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as of 2020.
    His surname was hard to pronounce.
    He guided the University of Michigan men's hockey team to the first NCAA championship (1948).
    He was the first coach to guide his team to ten consecutive appearances in the Frozen Four tournament.
    He was the first coach in NCAA hockey history to guide his team to three consecutive national championships.
    He guided the MIchigan men's hockey program to six national championships in 13 years.
    He was considered a coaching legend in the college hockey world.

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