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Ohio State women’s hockey coach Nadine Muzerall has signed a contract extension

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After leading the Ohio State women’s hockey team to its second national championship in 2024, coach Nadine Muzerall has signed a five-year contract extension.

Muzerall’s contract will keep her with Buckeyes through the 2028-29 seasonthe Ohio State athletic department announced Monday.

“It is a true honor to lead this program and I want to thank Janine Ohman and Jane Smith for entrusting me with this responsibility,” Mozrall said in a statement. “I’m proud of what we’ve built here over the past eight seasons but I know there’s still a lot to accomplish as a program. I look forward to continuing to grow our program into one of the elite programs in the country.”

Since taking over the Ohio State women’s hockey program in 2016-17 following a stint as an assistant coach at Minnesota, where she was an All-American and two-time national champion, Muzerall has become Ohio State’s winningest coach. history of women’s hockey with a 195-73-19 record, including a program-best 35 wins in 2024. She also won the WCHA Coach of the Year award five times.

The Buckeyes won two national championships, five Frozen Four appearances, two Western Collegiate Hockey Association final championships, and two WCHA regular season titles under Muzerall.

Before Muzerall, Ohio State had never won 20 games in a season.

“We are pleased to extend Nadine’s contract and have her continue to lead our women’s hockey program,” Janine Ohman, Ohio State’s senior vice chancellor of athletics and SWA, said in a statement. “She has set a new standard for women’s hockey at Ohio State and in a short time has turned this program into a perennial national title contender. She has not only developed great hockey players, but also excellent students and leaders off the ice. We are excited to see what is to come for this program and the student-athletes under her leadership Continuous.

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Under Muzerall, nine players earned All-America honors while Sophie Jaques earned the program’s first Patty Kazmaier Award as the top women’s college hockey player. Emma Maltese and Jane Gardiner were also finalists for the award.

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