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RIT hockey coach Wayne Wilson receives four-year contract extension

The only man to lead an Atlantic Hockey Association team to the Frozen Four received a contract extension.


Rochester Institute of Technology head coach Wayne Wilson's contract has been extended for four more seasons. The all-time wins leader at the school, Wilson guided the program from Division III to the Division I level.

Under Wilson's leadership, RIT became the first school from the Atlantic Hockey Association to make the Frozen Four when the Tigers did so in 2010. RIT has become a perennial powerhouse in the AHA, compiling a conference record of 117-50-26 since joining.

Wilson's new contract expires following the 2016-17 season. The final two years of his deal from 2010 were wiped out in order for the new contract to take place, according to the release from the school.

Wilson played college hockey at Bowling Green from 1980-84 before joining the Falcons as an assistant coach in 1988. The Ontario native stayed at BGSU until 1999 when he left to take the top job in Rochester.

The Tigers open up the 2013-14 season against in-state rival Colgate on October 10 before hosting the University of Michigan two nights later. The game against the Wolverines will be played at the Blue Cross Arena, the home of the Rochester Americans, the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres.

Jeff Cox is a hockey reporter for SBNation. Follow Jeff on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.