Shannon Miller Extends Contract

     This Minnesota Duluth press release Tuesday on the contract extension for women’s coach Shannon Miller. Contract salary figures weren’t immediately available. Miller, 45, made $160,000 in 2008-09. She had two years remaining on a current contract and added two years through 2012-13:

     Shannon Miller, who has guided the University of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team to four NCAA national titles as the only head coach the Bulldogs have ever had, has inked a contract-extension that will keep it that way through 2012-13 season it was announced today by UMD Athletic Director Bob Nielson.

     In 10 seasons, Miller has a 260-70-29 record and nine Frozen Four wins and four Division I titles.  Under Miller, the Bullodgs have been to the Frozen Four six times, including the past three seasons.

     The recipient of the American Hockey Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2003, Miller is also a two-time Western Collegiate Hockey Association coach of the year (2003, 2000).  Her Bulldogs have won four WCHA playoff titles and two WCHA regular season championships.  During her tenure, Miller has also had 19 Olympians from seven different countries wear the Bulldog, 13 All-Americans, five Patty Kazmaier Top-Three Finalists, 18 All-WCHA First Team selections and 19 WCHA Scholar Athletes.