RIT extends Wilson four more years through ’16-17 campaign

Rochester Institute of Technology head coach Wayne Wilson has signed a four-year contract extension that will take him through the 2016-17 season.

Wilson, who will enter his 15th season behind the bench at RIT in 2013-14, has a 270-145-44 overall record with the Tigers and in 2010, led RIT to the Frozen Four and Atlantic Hockey championship.

“Wayne Wilson and RIT hockey have become synonymous,” said RIT executive director of athletics Lou Spiotti, Jr., in a news release. “He has led our program through an era that has been marked by excellence and success. We are fortunate to have a coach of his caliber at the helm of our Division I program. Coach Wilson’s agreement with RIT secures his presence behind the Tigers bench and the prospects of many successful years ahead.”

After the Frozen Four run in 2010, Wilson signed a five-year extension, but this new extension will wipe out the final two seasons of the original contract Wilson signed three years ago.

“It really is a pleasure to work on a daily basis with such a great coaching staff, support staff and exceptional student-athletes as we work together in our goal of winning the AHA championship and make the NCAA tournament,” added Wilson.

Wilson is also the only head coach to win both the Edward Jeremiah Award (2001 Division III National Coach of the Year) and the Spencer Penrose Award (2010 Division I National Coach of the Year).our

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