College hockey will have Frank Serratore soundbites for at least the next five years.
Air Force inked the Falcons' head coach, coming off a second place finish in Atlantic Hockey this season, to a new five-year contract that runs through 2021. In 19 seasons at Air Force Serratore has a 329-310-71 career record.
"I am grateful to the Academy for allowing me to continue leading their hockey program," Serratore said in a statement released by Air Force that does not showcase the bewilderment and annual gut punch of being a Vikings fan. "I am very proud of all we have accomplished during my tenure, I am blessed to have been part of a great past and I am looking forward to an even greater future."
Air Force has made the NCAA Tournament in 5 of the past 10 years since joining Atlantic Hockey, more than any other team during that period. The Falcons have not made it back since 2012 or the season before Serratore's gem of a press conference after a game at Penn State.