Women’s Hockey: Head Coach Nadine Muzerall Extended Through 2028-29 Season

By May 20, 2024 (8:33 pm)Hockey, Sports, Women's Hockey

Ohio State has announced that just a couple of months after the women’s hockey team won its second national championship, head coach Nadine Muzerall has received a contract extension that will keep her with the Buckeyes through the 2028-29 season.

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“It’s truly an honor to get to lead this program and I want to thank Janine Oman and Gene Smith for trusting me with that responsibility,” Muzerall said. “I am proud of what we’ve built here over the last eight seasons but know that there is still much for us to achieve as a program. I look forward to continuing to develop our program into one of the nation’s elite.”

Muzerall started with the program in 2016 and has since turned Ohio State into a team that competes for the national championship every season, winning it in 2022 and 2024 and losing to Wisconsin in 2023 in the title game.

She has also been at the helm during the Buckeyes first time winning the Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular season conference title, which they have done two straight seasons now.
“We are thrilled to extend Nadine’s contract and have her continue to lead our women’s hockey program,” Oman, Ohio State Senior Deputy Director of Athletics and SWA, said. “She has set a new standard for women’s hockey at Ohio State and in a short time shaped this program into a perennial national title contender. Not only has she developed great hockey players, but also excellent students and leaders off the ice. We are excited to see what’s to come for this program and its student-athletes under her continued leadership.”

Muzerall is a five-time WCHA coachb of the year recipient, which has been well deserved with the success she has led the program to. She has also coached some great individual players, with nine All-Americans and 33 All-WCHA awards. Sophie Jacques also won the first Patty Kazmaier award in the program’s history in 2023.

When the 2024-25 season starts, Muzerall and the Buckeyes will be looking to make their fifth straight Frozen Four appearance. Her 195-73-19 overall record already makes her the winningest head coach in Ohio State women’s hockey history.

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