Air Force coach Frank Serratore has agreed to a new five-year contract, taking him through 2022-23.
“Frank has built Air Force hockey into a nationally-recognized program both on and off the ice,” Air Force athletic director Jennifer Block said. “Air Force hockey players are some of our best an brightest and we are thrilled to have Frank continue to lead our program and these young men as they become leaders or character for our Air Force.”
Serratore just completed his 21st season at the Academy with a record of 379-335-81. He has led the Falcons to seven Atlantic Hockey tournament championships, which includes seven NCAA appearances, and three first-round wins. This past season, he led Air Force to a win over the top overall seed, St. Cloud State. The season ended with a 2-1 loss to eventual national champion Minnesota-Duluth, but not before the Falcons won 20 games (23-15-5) for the third straight season, a new school record.
“I will always be indebted to the Academy for the opportunity they provided me with over 20 years ago,” Serratore said. “I am both pleased and honored they want me to continue as their head hockey coach. I am proud of all we have accomplished and look forward to the challenge of taking the program to even greater heights.”
The 2016 Atlantic Hockey Coach of the Year, Serratore owns more wins than any hockey coach in school history. He has led the Falcons to nine wins over teams ranked in the top five in the nation in the last 11 years. Over the last two seasons, Air Force’s 31 road wins are the most of any team in the nation. Over the last three seasons, Air Force’s 45 wins after January 1 are the second most of any team in the nation.