Blasi signs new 10-year contract with Miami, will be behind bench through ’22-23 season

Miami announced Monday that head coach Enrico Blasi has signed a new 10-year contract that will keep him behind the RedHawks’ bench through the 2022-23 season.

Blasi’s original contract expired after the 2016-17 season and this new deal provides another six-year extension.

“Miami holds a special place in my heart, having both played and coached here, and I am delighted and honored that President Hodge, [director of athletics] Mr. [David] Sayler and the entire university administration has placed faith in me to lead this program for the foreseeable future,” Blasi said in a statement. “We are excited to be heading into the National Collegiate Hockey Conference that will provide us new challenges and I am thankful for the opportunity to lead this great program going forward. We will continue to strive towards our ultimate goal of a national championship.”

Blasi recently completed his 14th season at Miami, winning the CCHA regular-season title and gaining a berth to the NCAA tournament for the ninth time under Blasi. Overall, Blasi is 311-196-53 and is a five-time CCHA coach of the year, including claiming the honor again this past season. The 1994 Miami graduate also won the Spencer Penrose Award in 2005-06.