Sandelin Signs Contact Extension
UMD Men's Hockey Coach to Stay Behind Bench Through 2020-21
After another successful season, the University of Minnesota Duluth and Men’s Hockey Coach Scott Sandelin agreed on a four-year contract extension, that will keep Sandelin behind the Bulldog bench through the 2020–21 season.
Sandelin had a year left On his current deal, signed after UMD won the 2011 national title. Since then, Sandelin’s Bulldogs have won 76 games and have been to three NCAA Tournament regional finals, including each of the last two seasons.
With 287 career wins, the Hibbing native should pass the 300 win mark next season.
After leading the program for 16 seasons, Sandelin says he’s looking forward to many more.
“I think any time you get an opportunity to stay where you’ve been a long time and really enjoyed, certainly it’s great,” said Sandelin. “I want to thank (Athletic Director) Josh (Berlo) and Chancellor Lynn Black for their support, and the opportunity to continue on as coach here.”
Berlo says the Men’s Hockey program is in good hands and will stay that way.
“Scott is overseeing one of the most successful eras in the history of the Bulldog Men’s Hockey program,” said Berlo. “We’re incredibly excited for our student athletes. Through 2021, we’ll have Coach Sandelin behind our bench and we’re excited about that.”