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Berenson signs extension, to stay at Michigan through 2015-16 season

Red Berenson has agreed to a three-year contract extension and will remain Michigan’s head coach through the 2015-16 season.

“I’m pleased that the administration and the program are looking ahead,” said Berenson in a news release. “I’m excited about the opportunity to remain at Michigan, especially with the current Yost renovations, the move to the Big Ten and for our incoming recruits. We have a great staff here and I’m looking forward to the next few years at Michigan.”

Berenson has led the Michigan program since 1984, winning two national titles (1996, 1998) along the way. He has guided the Wolverines to an NCAA-record 22 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and has reached the Frozen Four on 11 occasions. Berenson is also two-time CCHA coach of the year (1994, 2008) and earned national coach of the year honors in 2008.

“Red is an icon in the sport and the one of the most recognizable names in college hockey,” said Michigan director of athletics Dave Brandon in a news release. “We are glad that he agreed to continue leading our hockey program for the foreseeable future. Red’s dedication to Michigan and our program is a major reason for our success. I’m excited that he will continue molding the lives of the young men who skate for Michigan.”

Michigan is 752-352-77 in 28 years with Berenson at the helm, along with 11 CCHA regular-season titles and nine CCHA tournament crowns. Berenson currently ranks fifth on the NCAA hockey all-time wins list and collected his 750th victory with a 3-1 victory over Notre Dame in the CCHA quarterfinals on March 10, 2012.


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  • BulldogFan

    Good news for Tech fans they get Mel for another 4 seasons

  • savage250

    Looks like Mel Pearson made the right decision to go to MTU. They will have to drag Red out of Michigan.

  • Tech fan

    Mel is happy right where he is, thank you very much.

  • Fan Man

    Red is a great coach and it will be a sad day for college hockey to see him retire. That’s coming from a Sioux Fan who respects what he has done for an enormous program! It is scary to play them honestly, doesnt matter the time or place. It seems like he always has his boys’ ready to play! Pisses me OFF

  • jss

    As a MSU Spartan Fan, I don’t like or care for the UM. But greatly
    respect what Red has done. He deserves all that he has earned.
    Go Green!