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Michigan Hockey Assistant Mel Pearson Takes Head Coach Job At Michigan Tech

Last month, it looked as though long-time Michigan hockey assistant Mel Pearson was going to leave the program to become the head coach at Michigan Tech. All signs pointed to him making the move, but then it came out that he was going to remain at Michigan.

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Fast forward to Friday and now Pearson is Michigan Tech's new head coach. I'm not sure what the hold up was the first time around, but Pearson has indeed taken the head coach job at his alma mater. Here is what Michigan head coach Red Berenson had to say about Pearson's decision:

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"It is a good opportunity for Mel to get a head coaching job at his alma mater," said head coach Red Berenson. "He's been a great asset to the Michigan hockey program in his 23 years of service. We're going to miss him, but part of this whole process is to help people move up and develop into head coaches. It's an opportunity that he decided was right for him."

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Pearson said he is "very excited and grateful for this opportunity" in the release put out by Michigan Tech.