Mike Hastings first three years as head coach at Minnesota State have been a huge success by any measure. After inheriting a program that had gone through four straight losing seasons, Hastings has put together three straight seasons of 24 or more wins for a 79-36-7 record, with more wins over that stretch than any other program in the country. The Mavericks have also made three straight NCAA tournament appearances in that stretch, won their first ever MacNaughton Trophy and twice won the Broadmoor Trophy.
Hastings was rewarded for that success today when he signed a new eight-year contract that will keep him at Minnesota State through the 2022-2023 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In the school's press release, Minnesota State athletic director Kevin Buisman said:
"We are pleased to offer Coach Hastings this contract. During his time here, Mike has been one of the most successful coaches in all of college hockey and a real game changer for our program. The performance on and off the ice has been exemplary and he has been a great ambassador not only for Minnesota State Athletics and Maverick hockey, but for the entire University. We are indeed very fortunate to have someone of Coach Hastings caliber leading our program and we are happy to reward those efforts with this type of long-term contract."