Rensselaer has given coach Seth Appert a two-year contract extension, the school announced Wednesday.
Appert’s deal now runs through the 2013-14 season.
“He has done an excellent job turning our program around, and he has done it the right way,” Rensselaer athletic director Jim Knowlton said in a statement. â€œThe team continues to make strides on the ice, and the student-athletes are exceptional ambassadors for Rensselaer off the ice. Seth’s passion and dedication have made a difference and we are happy to see him continue his stay at RPI.”
Appert, also in the second year of a three-year term as the president of the American Hockey Coaches Association, had his first winning season in his fourth year with the Engineers.
RPI was 18-17-4 this season behind first-team All-American Chase Polacek and ECAC Hockey rookie of the year Jerry D’Amigo.
“The work we have put in both on and off the ice throughout the last four years has laid a strong foundation to build on in pursuit of another championship season at RPI,” Appert said in a statement. “I look forward to meeting this challenge while continuing to recruit, develop and graduate student-athletes that we are all proud to call Engineers.”