Karyn Bye-Dietz Biography

December 30, 2019
First published on:December 30, 2019
by Vineet

Facts of Karyn Bye-Dietz

Birth Name Karyn Bye-Dietz
Birth Place River Falls, Wisconsin
Famous Name Karyn Bye-Dietz
Net Worth $1 million
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 175 lb (79) kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
University attended University of New Hampshire
Married to Cal Dietz

Karyn Lynn Bye-Dietz is a Former ice hockey player who was the alternate captain during the 1998 Winter Olympics where she won a gold medal- for the United States Women's Hockey Team. She has also featured on a Wheaties box and was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014.

The two-time USA Hockey Women 's Player of the Year, Karyn was born on May 18, 1971, in River Falls, Wisconsin, the U.S and completed her education from the University of New Hampshire. She was inducted into the University of New Hampshire Hall of Fame in 1998.

Net Worth and Salary

The former ice hockey forward has earned a decent amount of wealth and fame having been inducted into the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame. Her net worth as of 2020 is assumed to be around $1 million. While she was a player, she used to earn $15,000 per season from the team.

She also represented her nation in the Olympic games and used to earn between $35,000 to $40,000. Similarly, players like Alex RigsKacey BellamyMegan Keller also used to earn in the same range.

Karyn Medal-winning Moment In Olympic SOURCE: Facebook @Karyn

In addition to the salary, the players also earn an additional amount of money form the jersey sell. The players are expected to receive 15% of the profit generated from the sale of jerseys.

Married to Cal Dietz

The former Ice Hockey forward is tied in a knot with Cal Dietz since the early 2000s. During that period she was a member of the U.S. Olympic Women's Hockey Team where she won the silver medal while his husband Cal was a strength and fitness coach at the University of Minnesota.

Karyn's Husband Carl SOURCE: Instagram @carlbyedietz

The couple welcomed their first child, Tatum Lynn in May 2003 and in July 2005 they became the parents of the second adorable daughter Brody Michael.

The couple currently resides in Hudson with their two children.

Who is Cal Dietz?

Cal Dietz has been Head Olympic Force & Conditioning Instructor at the University of Minnesota for various sports during 2000.

He also built the strength and conditioning programs for Minnesota and overviewed daily progress in men's hockey and in 2003, in female hockey.

Early Life and Education

Karyn started skating at the age of 4 and began playing hockey at the age of seven. She and her brother Chris used to play hockey together in childhood. When she was eight years old, she unwantedly watched the 1980 Men’s Olympics Hockey Team where they won the Gold Meda and this incident made Karyn, to be an Olympian.

Although her dad urged her to play Basketball, she got a scholarship at the University of New Hampshire where she was a finalist for the Women's Sports Foundation Team Sportswoman of the Year Award. She was an assistant captain oof the Olympic gold medal-winning 1998 U.S. women's ice hockey team.

Awards and Achievement

  • 1995 Concordia University Fittest Female Athlete
  • 1995 and 1998 USA Hockey Women 's Player of the Year Award
  •  Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year award
  • Inducted into the University of New Hampshire Hall of Fame in 1998
  • Winter Olympics United States at 2002
  • Winter Olympics Ice hockey at the 1998 Winter Olympics
  • 2 Time Olympian in Women’s Ice Hockey
  • Gold Medal in Nagano 1998
  • Silver Medal in Salt Lake City 2002
  • 1998 and 1995 USA Hockey Player of the Year


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