- Associated Press - Thursday, March 16, 2017

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire men’s hockey Head Coach Dick Umile says he’s retiring following the 2017-2018 season.

Associate Head Coach Mike Souza will succeed him.

Umile, who just completed his 27th season as head coach, is ranked ninth all-time and fourth among active Division I head coaches in victories, with 586. He’s helped the Wildcats reach the NCAA tournament 18 times and appear in the NCAA Frozen Four on four occasions, including national championship appearances in 1999 and 2003.

As a Wildcat player from 1969-72, Umile scored 60 goals and tabulated 84 assists for 144 points in 87 games.

Souza, a 2000 UNH graduate, has been an associate head coach for two seasons. He was an assistant coach at UConn and Brown.

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