Robert Morris extends women’s coach Colontino through 2016-17

Robert Morris announced Thursday that it has extended the contract of head women’s coach Paul Colontino through the 2016-17 season.

Colontino was originally named the third head coach in program history in June of 2011 and was signed through 2014-15.

“Coach Colontino has already established himself as a top-notch head coach for the women’s hockey program,” RMU director of athletics Craig Coleman, M.D., said in a news release. “His teams are exciting to watch, academically successful and well disciplined. We’re thrilled to extend his contract for an additional two years.”

In two seasons under Colontino, the Colonials have compiled an overall record of 35-24-7, which includes a mark of 15-13-4 in the CHA.

“I’m very appreciative and excited with the opportunity that both Craig and President Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D, have given me to continue to coach here at Robert Morris University for the next four years,” Colontino added. “We look forward to improving each year and continuing to take steps forward as a program.”