HAMDEN, CT — For his efforts in leading the University of Minnesota to a 37-1-1 record and into the 2014 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Championship semifinals, Brad Frost of the University of Minnesota has been named by his peers as the STX/AHCA Division I Women's Coach of the Year for 2013-14. Frost, who first won this award a year ago, brings the two-time defending NCAA champions to High Point Solutions Arena on the campus of Quinnipiac University for a semifinal match-up with WCHA rival Wisconsin this Friday at 5:00 p.m. The Gophers, whose 62-game win streak was snapped on November 17, are riding a 24-0-1 streak since then. Over their last eight games, they have gone 8-0 and outscored opponents 39-5.
Frost first came to Minnesota in 2000 as an assistant coach to Laura Halldorson, recipient of this award in 1998, 2002 and 2004. He was named head coach in the summer of 2007 and in his seven seasons in charge of the program he has compiled a mark of 223-37-17 (.836). His Gophers won the 2012 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Championship and repeated at home in 2013.
A 1996 graduate of Bethel College, Frost was a four-year letterwinner in hockey and a two-year letterwinner in golf. His 119 career points rank eighth in school history. Following graduation, Frost got his start in coaching with the Eagan (MN) High School girls program and then spent a year with the Bethel College men. He has had extensive experience coaching with USA Hockey at the international level as well.
Frost was assisted this season by Joel Johnson, Nadine Muzerall and Andy Kent. The runners-up for this year's STX/AHCA Division I Women's Coach of the Year Award were Matt and Shannon Desrosiers of Clarkson University, also an NCAA semifinalist this weekend.
The STX/AHCA Coach of the Year Award winners are chosen by members of the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA). Winners will receive their awards at the annual AHCA "Celebration of Women's Hockey" Banquet, held in conjunction with the AHCA Convention in Naples, FL. This year's event is scheduled for Friday, May 2.
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Winners of the Women's Division I Coach of the Year
|1998||Laura Halldorson, Minnesota||2007||Mark Johnson, Wisconsin|
|1999||Katey Stone, Harvard||2008||Jim Fetter, Wayne State|
|2000||Judy Oberting, Dartmouth||2009||Mark Johnson, Wisconsin|
|2001||Paul Flanagan, St. Lawrence||2010||Doug Derraugh, Cornell|
|2002||Laura Halldorson, Minnesota||2011||Mark Johnson, Wisconsin|
|2003||Shannon Miller, Minnesota-Duluth||2012||Chris Wells, St. Lawrence|
|2004||Laura Halldorson, Minnesota||2013||Brad Frost, Minnesota|
|2005||Mike Sisti, Mercyhurst||2014||Brad Frost, Minnesota|
|2006||Mark Johnson, Wisconsin|