For the second time in three weeks, a legendary college hockey coach has made the decision to retire at season”s end.
Michigan State coach Ron Mason announced Saturday that he will end his coaching career with the Spartans and is expected to be named Michigan State”s new athletic director today. Wisconsin”s coach Jeff Sauer made the same decision two weeks ago.
Mason will hang it up after 36 years at the helm (23 of which were with the Spartans). During those years, he has compiled 915 wins more than any other college hockey coach in history.
The 62-year old has led the Spartans to a NCAA Championship in 1986, along with seven CCHA Championships. Before taking the reign at Michigan State, Mason took Bowling Green to the top of the conference three times in his tenure with the Falcons.