Jack Riley, coach of first U.S. hockey team to win gold, dies

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Jack Riley, head coach of the 1960 Men's Olympic gold medal team speaks with the media during a photo opportunity prior to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel on December 1, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jack Riley, head coach of the 1960 Men’s Olympic gold medal team speaks with the media during a photo opportunity prior to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel on December 1, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was 95.

The U.S. Military Academy announced in a statement that Riley died Wednesday in Massachusetts. No cause of death was provided.

Riley compiled a record of 542-343-20 during a 36-year college coaching career that started at West Point in 1950. When he retired in 1986, the Massachusetts native was second in wins in NCAA history.

A Navy veteran of World War II, Riley played hockey at Dartmouth College and was a member of the 1948 U.S. Olympic team. Twelve years later, he coached the U.S. team to a gold medal, upsetting the Soviet Union at the 1960 Squaw Valley Games in California.