Mel Pearson Named Michigan Head Coach
Mel Pearson has been named the head hockey coach at the University of Michigan the school announced Monday (April 24). Pearson just wrapped up his sixth season at Michigan Tech and was 118-92-29 overall in his return to his alma mater.
"Mel has been an incredible leader for our hockey program over the last six seasons, and we thank him for his efforts to lead Michigan Tech hockey back to national relevance," Michigan Tech Athletic Director Suzanne Sanregret said. "Winning the GLI, bringing home the MacNaughton Cup, winning the WCHA Championship at home this season and going to the NCAA Tournament twice are moments that our fans will remember forever."
"We have a great hockey program in a great hockey town and we will hire someone to build on that tradition," Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz added. "We thank Coach Pearson for his fantastic six years at Michigan Tech. He has put us in a position to hire a new coach who will build upon the tremendous success Mel has had here. We wish Mel and his wife Susie the best of luck."
"Mel has proven that you can win at Michigan Tech," added Sanregret. "This is an opportunity for us to continue to grow and advance our historic program, and we will begin a national search for his replacement immediately."
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