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Report: Red Berenson expected to step down as Michigan Hockey coach

Berenson has been the program’s head coach since 1984.

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A major changing of the guard is set to take place with the Michigan Hockey program, it appears.

According to a report from George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press, head coach Red Berenson is expected to step down from his position on Monday afternoon after addressing the team.

Whispers of Berenson’s eventual retirement have been swirling for the last few offseasons. Many expected him to step down after last season that saw almost all of his team’s top talent move on to the NHL, but he decided to stick it out for one more year, where the team finished 13-9-3 in 2016-17.

Berenson spent three seasons as the coach of the St. Louis Blues before taking the Michigan job in 1984. In his time in Ann Arbor behind the bench, he has taken the team to 11 Frozen Fours and won a pair of national championships in 1996 and 1998.