Josef Augusta (ice hockey)

Czech ice hockey player and coach
Augusta in March 2012

Josef Augusta (24 November 1946 – 16 February 2017) was a Czechoslovak ice hockey player and coach. He won a silver medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. He later was head coach of Czech national hockey team at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. He was the father of Patrik Augusta. He was born in Havlíčkův Brod.

Augusta died from pancreatic cancer on 16 February 2017 in Jihlava, at the age of 70.[1]


  1. "Czechoslovak hockey great Josef Augusta dies at 70". Guelph Mercury. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.