Frank Serratore extends contract at Air Force through 2023

serratore benchAir Force hockey coach Frank Serratore has signed a new five-year contract through 2023, according to an announcement today by academy athletic director Col. Jennifer Block.

“Frank has built Air Force hockey into a nationally-recognized program both on and off the ice,” Block said in a media release. “Air Force hockey players are some of our best and 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 AFA (379-335-81). He has led the Falcons to seven Atlantic Hockey Conference playoff championships and resulting NCAA appearances, three NCAA Elite Eights and two AHC regular-season titles.

This past season, he led an injury-laden team to its second straight AHC tournament championship and an NCAA berth.

At the West Regional, Air Force defeated top-seeded St. Cloud State, marking the academy’s first ever win over the overall No. 1 seed. 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.”

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