Red Berenson is set to patrol the Michigan hockey bench through the 2015-16 season. Berenson's current contract as head coach only runs through the 2012-13 season, but he agreed to a three-year extension on Monday. This means that he now is under contract through 2015-16.â†µ
Here's what Berenson had to say about the decision to agree to an extension:â†µ
"I'm pleased that the administration and the program are looking ahead," said Berenson. "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."â†µ
Berenson, who is currently 72, will be 76 when his new deal expires, and the final year of his new deal will be his 32nd season as Michigan's head coach. There had been speculation in recent months about how 2012-13 could potentially be his final season as head coach of the Wolverines, but that has been put to rest with news of his extension.