Michigan Hockey coach Brandon Naurato gets what he deserves

Michigan Hockey has announced that Brandon Naurato, who had been serving as interim head coach since the firing of Mel Pearson in August, has been named the full-time head coach of the Wolverines. The university has stated that a five-year contract will be finalized after the completion of the Frozen Four. The announcement comes ahead of Michigan’s game against Quinnipiac in the NCAA tournament’s national semifinals. Naurato, who is thrilled to be named head coach, said in a statement that Michigan is where he wants to be for a long time.  

Michigan Hockey 2023 Frozen Four Brandon Naurato

Key Points

  • Brandon Naurato named full-time head coach of Michigan Hockey
  • He had been serving as interim head coach all season
  • A five-year contract will be finalized after the Frozen Four
  • Naurato is thrilled to be named head coach and is committed to Michigan  

Big Picture: Brandon Naurato is Michigan’s New Head Coach  

Naurato’s appointment as the full-time head coach at Michigan is significant not only for the team but for the university as a whole. The Wolverines have a storied hockey program, with nine NCAA championships and 27 Frozen Four appearances. Naurato will be tasked with continuing the program’s success and bringing home more titles.  

“I’m extremely honored to be officially named the head coach of Michigan Hockey,” Naurato said in a statement. “Michigan holds a special place in my heart. It’s where I met my wife and where I started my family. It’s where I want to be for a long time.”

Why It Matters: Naurato’s appointment as head coach marks a new chapter

The team has seen great success under Naurato’s leadership, having secured a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and reaching their record 27th Frozen Four. With a five-year contract, Naurato has the opportunity to build on this success and shape the future of Michigan hockey. His commitment to the program and passion for the university will undoubtedly inspire players and fans alike.

Michigan By the Numbers

  • Michigan has won nine NCAA championships
  • The team has made 27 appearances in the Frozen Four
  • Naurato led the team to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament
  • Naurato has been serving as interim head coach all season
  • Naurato’s five-year contract will be finalized after the Frozen Four  

Bottom Line: Naurato is officially the lead man

Michigan has a rich history of success, with nine NCAA championships and 27 Frozen Four appearances. Naurato has already made an impact as interim head coach, leading the team to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and securing their record 27th Frozen Four appearance. His appointment as full-time head coach and the upcoming five-year contract signal the university’s commitment to continuing this success and building for the future.

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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