Michigan and hockey coach Red Berenson agree to a 3-year contract extension
The Red Berenson era isn't over yet.
Michigan and its legendary hockey coach announced a three-year contract extension Monday, keeping Berenson behind the Wolverine bench through the 2015-16 campaign.
"I'm pleased that the administration and the program are looking ahead," said the 72-year-old Berenson, who was about the enter the final year of his old deal. "I'm excited about the opportunity to remain at Michigan, especially with the current Yost Ice Arena renovations, the move to the Big Ten and for our incoming recruits.
"We have a great staff here, and I'm looking forward to the next few years at Michigan."
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After taking over a struggling Michigan hockey program in 1984, Berenson has guided the Wolverines to 22 straight NCAA Tournament appearances and 11 Frozen Four bids.
"Red is an icon in the sport and the one of the most recognizable names in college hockey," Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said in a statement. "We are glad that he agreed to continue leading our hockey program for the foreseeable future. Red's dedication to Michigan and our program is a major reason for our success.
"I'm excited that he will continue molding the lives of the young men who skate for Michigan."
Presently, Berenson ranks No. 5 on the all-time NCAA hockey coaches wins list. His 752 victories are 31 shy of tying former Michigan State, Northern Michigan and Lake Superior State coach Rick Comley, who retired at the end of the 2010-11 season.