was a Czech professional ice hockey coach and former player. Holik played in the Czechoslovak Extraliga for Dukla Jihlava. He won a bronze medal at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo. He was also successful at the Ice Hockey World Championships, winning gold at the 1972 World Ice Hockey Championships in Prague, silver at the 1965 World Ice Hockey Championships in Tampere and 1966 World Ice Hockey Championships in Ljubljana, and bronze at the 1969 World Ice Hockey Championships, 1970 World Ice Hockey Championships, both in Stockholm, and 1973 World Ice Hockey Championships in Moscow.
After he finished his playing career, he worked as a coach. In 2000 he led the Czech under-20 national team to the victory at the 2000 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Sweden.
NHL player Bobby Holík is Jaroslav's son, Czechoslovak player Jiří Holík is his brother.
Holik's grandson, David Musil, was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers.
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