Red Berensen, Advisor to the Big Ten

Red Berensen

Advisor to the Big Ten

Serving as an advisor to the Big Ten is Red Berenson, the former NHL player and coach who served as head coach at the University of Michigan for 33 years. One of just four college hockey coaches to collect 800 career wins, Berenson helped lead the Wolverines to 22 consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament from 1991-2012, marking the longest streak in college hockey history. He was also the only person to be named Coach of the Year in both the NCAA and the National Hockey League.

Berenson, who finished his collegiate coaching career with an 848-426-92 (.654 winning percentage) record, coached 1,366 games at the University of Michigan and captured 11 CCHA regular-season titles along with nine CCHA Tournament titles. He won the Spencer Penrose Award as the top coach in NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey in 2008. Berenson is one of four former Michigan ice hockey captains to coach the Wolverines. He was named an All-American for the second time in his collegiate career in 1962 when he recorded 70 points (43G, 27A) in just 28 games. The 43 goals and nine hat tricks he scored that season remain Michigan records today.

A Stanley Cup champion and six-time NHL All-Star, Berenson holds two degrees from University of Michigan – a bachelor’s degree from the School of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. He played in the NHL for 17 years, accumulating 658 points (261G, 397A) in 987 games with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Detroit Red Wings.