Michigan’s Berenson Signs Contract Extension

Michigan head coach Red Berenson has signed a three-year extension, athletic director Bill Martin announced Saturday during the Wolverines’ year-end banquet.

“I didn’t want to lose him. It’s pretty simple,” Martin was quoted in the Ann Arbor (Mich.) News. “Great coach. Great team. Great assistant coaches. Red’s still got that fire, discipline and passion for the game.”

Berenson, 66, a 1962 Michigan alumnus, just completed his 22nd season behind the Wolverine bench. His overall record as head coach is 585-278-63, and on his watch Michigan has won eight regular-season, seven CCHA tournament championships and two NCAA titles.

The Wolverines made their NCAA-record 16th consecutive trip to the national tournament this season, ending the year 21-15-5 after a third-place finish in the league standings and a 5-1 loss to North Dakota in the West Regional semifinals.

Terms of Berenson’s new deal were not announced.


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