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Red Berenson Says He Will Coach Next Season

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Michigan lost to Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament championship on Saturday, ending their season without an NCAA Tournament bid for the third consecutive season.

Missing the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year after making appearances in the prior 22 tournaments, led many to speculate that Berenson, who turned 75 years old this past December, would consider retiring and let someone else take over the Michigan program.

That's not the case, however. Berenson held his year-end press conference this afternoon at Yost Arena and told gathered media that he will return to Michigan next season as long as athletic director Jim Hackett wants him:

Berenson currently has 810 career wins at Michigan, giving him the fourth-most wins of any NCAA hockey coach.