Bowling Green hockey coach Chris Bergeron has signed a five-year contract extension, the school announced Monday.
Bergeron’s contract now runs through the 2022-23 season.
The Falcons have improved their record every season during Bergeron’s five-year tenure.
Mostly recently, the Falcons were 23-11-5 overall and 17-8-3 for third place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association last season. They missed earning their first NCAA playoff berth since 1990 by one win.
BG also was ranked as high as sixth nationally last season.
“Chris Bergeron and his staff continue to achieve excellence in every facet of Falcon Hockey,” Kingston said in a statement.
“He understands the importance of the program’s storied history and works tirelessly to demand a championship culture in the classroom, on the ice and in the community. We are excited for Chris to continue to make Falcon Fans proud.”
The Falcons won just five games in Bergeron’s first season. Their 23 wins last season were the most since the 1995-96 season when BG won 26 games.
“On behalf of Ty, Barry and our families, I want to thank (BGSU) president Mary Ellen Mazey, Chris Kingston and (sport administrator) Jim Elsasser for their vote of confidence and support,” Bergeron said in the statement.
BG’s assistant coaches are Ty Eigner and Barry Schutte, who have been with Bergeron for all five seasons.
“We are pleased with the progress our program has made over the past five years but we feel there is more to accomplish,” Bergeron said. “This extension allows us the opportunity to continue to put BG Hockey back on the map and to make our loyal fans and alumni proud.”