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Bowdoin's Mike Linkovich: 'Trainer for all Seasons'

Story posted November 30, 2011

Known around Farley Field House as “Link” or “Big Daddy,” Mike Linkovich has been a pillar of Bowdoin Athletics for more than a half century, serving as athletic trainer from 1954 until his so-called retirement in 1994 (he still volunteers many hours each week in the field house).

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Mike Linkovich

Bowdoin originally drew Linkovich away from Springfield College to serve as athletic trainer and soccer coach, but he would go on to become an honorary member of the Classes of 1958 and 1959, recipient of countless honors, and a trainer for the 1980 U.S. men’s “Miracle on Ice” hockey team in the Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid.

Further proof that he is the link to all things Polar Bear, Linkovich trained Miracle on Ice team member Jack O’Callahan, whose son Aaron O’Callahan '12 plays on Bowdoin's hockey team.

David Treadwell '64 pays tribute to this unsung hero and his 57 years at the College in this story for The Forecaster.

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