Michigan Daily writer Justin Meyer is reporting that Red Berenson told the crowd at Michigan's year-end banquet that he will return for another season as head coach at Michigan.
Breaking: Red Betenson will return to Michigan next season— Justin Meyer (@Justinfmeyer) April 3, 2016
Confirmed at end of year awards. "I had a conversation with Warde Manuel and I'm here today to say this will not be my last hockey banquet"— Justin Meyer (@Justinfmeyer) April 3, 2016
Michigan confirmed the news via Twitter:
Red Berenson will return for a 33rd season behind the bench at Michigan! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/rFZWKFmYdH— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) April 3, 2016
Berenson has been coaching at Michigan for 32 seasons, and speculation has run rampant in recent years that the 76 year old was nearing retirement.
The Wolverines returned to the NCAA Tournament this year after a three-year absence, coming within one game of making the Frozen Four. It could be a rebuilding year for the Wolverines next year, however, having already lost defensemen Zach Werenski and Michael Downing early to the pros, and still awaiting decisions on Hobey Baker finalists Kyle Connor, JT Compher, and Tyler Motte.