The school announced on Tuesday that Brad Frost, who led the Gophers women’s hockey team to four NCAA titles, has agreed to a three-year contract extension.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to lead this incredible program,” Frost said in a statement. “As a team, we are very proud to make our student athletes champions both on and off the ice.”
Under the terms of the deal, Frost will remain in Minnesota for the 2023-24 season. The Gophers (5-3-0) have won four straight winnings and have moved up to No. 3 in the USCHO.com poll after finishing fifth in Colgate’s rankings last weekend in Hamilton, NY. They are playing two games in Bemidji state starting Friday.
“Brad is a proven leader and a great coach,” Athletics Director Mark Coyle said in a statement. “Our expectations are extremely high for our women’s hockey team, and under the leadership of Brad, the program hosts annual conference and national championship competitions. I hope this continues with Brad at the helm. “
A native of Ontario and a 1996 Bethel graduate, Frost became the second trainer in program history on April 16, 2008, after serving as an assistant to Laura Halderson. He led the gophers to a record of 418-87-35 and led them to the national championships in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016.
In 2013, the Gophers became the only undefeated national champions in NCAA history (41-0-0). Ten of its players were Olympians and 25 were American. In 2013, Amanda Kessel won the Patty Kazmaier Prize.
“I am grateful to all the staff at the University of Minnesota who believe in what we do,” said Frost.