Maine rewards Gendron with two-year contract extension

Maine announced Friday that head coach Red Gendron has signed a two-year contract extension.

The terms of the extension, which runs through the 2018-19 season, “remain unchanged from the current contract,” according to school-issued news release

“It is an honor to coach at this outstanding university and to work with so many dedicated faculty, administrators, staff and, of course, with dedicated alumni and fans who support us,” said Gendron in the release. “The magnificent young men we are charged with recruiting, coaching and mentoring to hockey success and toward a degree make this job one of the greatest in the world. To be afforded this opportunity to continue implementing our plan for ultimate and consistent success is something for which I am extremely grateful.”

Gendron first came to Maine in the fall of 1990, serving as an assistant coach for three seasons and was a member of the 1993 national championship staff.

When Gendron returned to Maine as head coach in 2013, he signed a four-year contract through the 2016-17 season.

“We are confident in Coach Gendron’s ability to continue to build the men’s ice hockey program,” added Maine director of athletics Karlton Creech. “We believe he is on the right path to success and we are committed to continuing to grow under his leadership.”

Maine is 7-19-6 overall this season, along with a 4-12-2 mark in Hockey East.