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Michigan Tech Extends Mel Pearson's Contract

Pearson's contract now runs through 2020-2021 season

Bob Gilreath

Michigan Tech announced a new five-year extension to the contract of head coach Mel Pearson on Wednesday, meaning his contract now runs through the end of the 2020-2021 season.

Success hasn't necessarily been immediate for Pearson in his first three years at Michigan Tech. He's compiled a record of 43-58-15, which isn't overly impressive, but still the best three-year stretch in the past 20 years for Michigan Tech. In 2012, he also coached the Huskies to the school's first victory in the Great Lakes Invitational since 1980. Success on the recruiting trail has also created quite a bit of optimism in Houghton that Pearson can turn Tech back into a national contender.

Prior to coaching at Michigan Tech, Pearson was a long-time assistant coach to Red Berenson at Michigan, and with Berenson likely retiring in the near future, rumors have swirled that Pearson is one of the top candidates to replace him at Michigan. This extension likely gives Michigan Tech a little more assurance that they'll be able to keep their coach.