UMILE TO REMAIN UNH MEN'S ICE HOCKEY COACH

DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire Athletic Director Judy Ray is pleased to announce that men's ice hockey head coach Dick Umile will remain at UNH.

The university is currently working out arrangements that would allow Umile to finish is coaching career with the Wildcats.

A 1972 graduate of UNH, Umile stated that his alma mater has been an important part of his life, both as a student-athlete and coach.

"I am very excited that UNH has made the commitment to me personally and to the hockey program," Umile said. "I have every intention of completing my coaching career here at UNH."

Umile has compiled a 228-120-28 record in 10 years at UNH and has guided the Wildcats to the Frozen Four twice in the past three years, including the schools first-ever National Championship game in 1999. In addition, Umile has been named Hockey East Coach of the Year three times and was named the Spencer T. Penrose recipient last year as the nation's most outstanding college hockey coach. His accomplishments have made Umile a very competitive candidate for other Division I coaching positions.

"We are very excited that he has decided to remain at his alma mater and continue to be the head coach of the UNH Wildcats," Ray said.

After a visit to the University of Massachusetts, Umile was impressed with the commitment to the Minuteman hockey program.

"The UMass-Amherst program has every opportunity to be successful," Umile said. "They have all the right things in place and I'm sure they will be very competitive."

 


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