Dr. Vern Stenlund (born April 11, 1956 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a retired former professional hockey player who has become known in retirement for becoming an author and coach. He played in the NHL for the Cleveland Barons in the 1976–77 NHL season. After retiring, he earned his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1994 and became one of Canada's top amateur coaches. In addition to developing the "Safe and Fun Hockey Program" along with former star Bobby Orr, Stenlund has written numerous books about the game, including Coaching Hockey Successfully, High-Performance Skating for Hockey, Hockey Drills for Puck Control, Hockey Drills for Passing and Receiving, Hockey Drills for Scoring and Winning Roller Hockey. He is currently a tenured associate professor at the University of Windsor in the Faculty of Education.