Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson retires


Longtime Michigan Wolverines hockey coach Red Berenson will announce his retirement today, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.

He addressed the team at 3pm and the Wolverines sent out a press release just moments ago.

The 77-year old Berenson just finished his 33rd year at the helm of the Wolverine hockey program, one he joined in 1984 after a stint with the NHL’s St. Louis Blues. He won the Jack Adams Trophy as NHL coach of the year in 1981. Prior to coaching, he played in the NHL for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, and Detroit Red Wings.

When he got to Michigan, his coaching legacy began to grow. Berenson took the Wolverines to 11 Frozen Four appearances and won National Championships in 1996 and 1998. He also holds the college hockey record for most consecutive NCAA tournament appearances with 22 from 1991-2012.

Current NHLers to play for Coach Berenson include Red Wings Dylan Larkin and Luke Glendening, and stars such as Max Paccioretty (MTL), Jacob Trouba (WPG), Mike Cammalleri (NJD), Carl Hagelin (PIT), and Jack Johnson (CBJ).

It looks like both Michigan State and Michigan will have new head coaches by next fall. We want to wish Coach Berenson all the best moving forward and a happy retirement!