College Hockey:
Appert rewarded with seven-year extension at RPI

According to a report in the Troy (N.Y.) Record, Rensselaer head coach Seth Appert has signed a contract extension that will go through the 2017-2018 season.

“I’m thrilled,” Appert said to the paper. “Thrilled to be here and to stay here. I love it here.”

The Engineers’ 20-12-5 record this season is the first time RPI has recorded back-to-back winning seasons in almost 10 years (2000-01 and 2001-02).

Appert and his squad will play in the Midwest Regional this weekend in Green Bay, the school’s first NCAA tournament bid since 1995.

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  • Ricervin

    Good for coach Appert. He was a long-time assistant coach for George Gwozdecky here in Denver and is highly regarded by Denver fans as a solid head coach. RPI’s program should prosper under his leadership.

  • ever to excel

    Well deserved extension for Coach Appert.

  • What-A-Joke

    What a joke….nice record of accomplishments. Let me know when he finally has a winning record overall (if I live that long)!!!!

    • pmd

      Why don’t you take into account the only 2 seasons that the team was completely comprised of players HE recruited were the past 2, which were the winning seasons.

      I’d say getting RPI back to a national contender for the first time in 16 years is a pretty big accomplishment. They are in the NCAA tournament, I don’t care if they got the last at-large bid, they are still in, and hence a contender.

    • Big Al

      Coach Appert – the only time I have ever seen him was when he was an assistant at DU when they played my home team. I don’t know him from Adam but I know one thing: If Coach Appert never has a winning record, he will have more class than you ever will.

      What a Joke – that is what you say to yourself as you look in the mirror.

  • Abc

    Chill out. He has a good pedigree, and has done well recently. He also did not inherit a team with a winning record from a retiring coach. He needed time to rebuild the program, which I believe he has done. Thus, the reason for the extension.

  • BumpandaBeer

    Appert is a top notch recruiter and in a year or 2 he will have a pipeline of talent. Not easy to lure hockey players to an engineering school. Last time I checked engineering wasn’t the first choice of major for DI hockey players. Ask any player from North Dakota, Maine, Wisconsin, Miami, and many other schools what RPI stands for and you’ll hear crickets. WAJ, I hope you’re not an alum or student cause I’d hate to see your sense of satifaction when RPI is top 10 year in and out. For now I’ll just sit back and enjoy watching my Eagles win the title for the 3rd time in 4 years.

    • The-Joker

      Come on now Mr Alber……wipe SA from your……eyes!!

  • Paula Weston

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. I’m very happy for him.

  • DU_Fan

    He is a great coach, recruiter and terrific person. As a valuable member of DU’s staff everyone was sad when he left. This is very well deserved and as soon as the fruits of HIS recruiting class are completed, much success will come to RPI.

    • DU_Fag

      He is a great recruiter and a terrific person. I do not think he is a great coach….just lool at his record!!!!

  • rk

    As an RPI alum in Denver (whom had DU season tix), I knew what we were getting in Appert, and he has lived up to my expectations. I am happy to see that there is no complacency with the level of improvement, and expects more from his players and league. I like the increased WCHA scheduling, his standing up to referring, when justified, and the respect for what Ken has done at Union (as much as it pains me to acknowledge); he has proven to be a class act and leader.

    • You-are-a-joke

      Shows how much you know about College Hockey. SA has planted you to support his losing record. By the way, who the *ell is Ken at Union? Go back to your cave.

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