Appert’s contract extended at Rensselaer through 2020-21 season

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced Saturday that head coach Seth Appert’s contract has been extended through the 2020-21 season.

Appert was reportedly a finalist for the Denver head coach position.

“I am thrilled to be at RPI, where we continue to build our program the right way,” Appert said in a statement. “I am humbled by the support and belief that [RPI president] Dr. [Shirley Ann] Jackson, [RPI vice president for student life] Dr. [Timothy] Sams and Jim Knowlton, as well as the alumni and fans, have shown. I am proud of our young men and look forward to leading them in pursuit of championships at RPI.”

Appert, who was a finalist for ECAC coach of the year honors, finished his seventh year at RPI in 2012-13 with a second-place finish in the ECAC standings – the highest for the Engineers since the 1992-93 team was also the conference runner-up.

RPI had a 12-7-3 league mark and an 18-14-5 overall record and finished the regular season on a 10-2-0 run, including a six-game winning streak.