Union Hockey Extends Head Coach Rick Bennett’s Contract
After 2 years of big time accomplishment Union College has extended the contract of their head coach Rick Bennett through the 2019-2020 season. The public announcement came on Wednesday from Athletics director Jim McLaughlin.
Bennett has achieved some tremendous feats in his short tenure at Union. For example he hasn’t lost a game to rival RPI going 8-0 in that span. Bennett led Union to the Frozen Four in his 1st season, the equivalent of the NCAA basketball final 4.
In addition to those accomplishments Bennett has led Union to a pair of Whitelaw Cup Championships, a Cleary Cup Championship, and 2 NCAA appearances. McLaughlin also praised Bennett when it came to stressing academics as well. Union set a school record with 17 student athletes make the 2012 ECAC Hockey All- Academic team
Bennett has worked for Union for 7 years. 1st he an assistant head coach then associate head coach. he was elevated to the top spot in 2011-2012 and had Union in the Frozen Four, their 1st ever trip to the Frozen Four.